The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 13 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 8.29% 1.82% 3.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.67% 40.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
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£100 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £321 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
30 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 14.63% 4.55% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
Average daily rate £245 £390 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.17% +254.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Warrington region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Warrington region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 16 (64.00%) ITIL
1 16 (64.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) HP
2 15 (60.00%) Service Management
3 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) OpenView
4 11 (44.00%) Lotus
4 11 (44.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (44.00%) MCP
4 11 (44.00%) MS Office
4 11 (44.00%) IBM Notes
4 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (16.00%) CMDB
6 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix
8 1 (4.00%) Huawei
8 1 (4.00%) 2G
8 1 (4.00%) Migration
8 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
8 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
8 1 (4.00%) 3G
8 1 (4.00%) VoIP
8 1 (4.00%) HTTP
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (44.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) MS Office
1 11 (44.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) VoIP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) 3G
1 1 (4.00%) 2G
1 1 (4.00%) LTE
1 1 (4.00%) 4G
1 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Service Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) CMDB
2 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) ITIL
2 15 (60.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Email Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (64.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) OpenView
1 11 (44.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) HP
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) Lotus
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Huawei