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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 4.27% 7.34% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.81% 53.33% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+250.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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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
62 30 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 16.53% 13.76% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 16 3
Average daily rate £469 £245 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.32% -37.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £100 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) MS Office
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) Service Management
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
6 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
7 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) SMTP
7 5 (21.74%) webMethods
7 5 (21.74%) SAP XI
7 5 (21.74%) Solaris
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) OOP
7 5 (21.74%) OO
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
7 5 (21.74%) SAP
7 5 (21.74%) JDBC
7 5 (21.74%) XML
7 5 (21.74%) MCP
7 5 (21.74%) UNIX
7 5 (21.74%) Java
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) FTP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) FTP
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
1 5 (21.74%) SMTP
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) UMTS
3 1 (4.35%) GSM
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Service Analyst
2 11 (47.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Programmer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Manager
6 1 (4.35%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.35%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) JDBC
1 5 (21.74%) XML
1 5 (21.74%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Solaris
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) Service Management
3 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
4 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
5 5 (21.74%) OOP
5 5 (21.74%) OO
5 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
5 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (17.39%) Coaching
6 4 (17.39%) SOA
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
8 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) MCP
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) XenApp
2 2 (8.70%) XenServer
2 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) OpenView
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) webMethods
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) SAP
3 3 (13.04%) IBM
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) Toshiba
4 2 (8.70%) BT
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) Lotus