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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 33 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 5.21% 4.35% 3.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£120 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +24.21%
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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
22 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 10.43% 8.70% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Average daily rate £525 £335 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.71% +148.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +26.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 20 (64.52%) Service Management
1 20 (64.52%) HP
1 20 (64.52%) ITIL
2 19 (61.29%) MS Excel
2 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (61.29%) OpenView
3 18 (58.06%) MS Office
3 18 (58.06%) MCP
4 17 (54.84%) IBM Notes
4 17 (54.84%) Lotus
4 17 (54.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
5 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
7 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.45%) WFM
7 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Billing
7 2 (6.45%) RNC
7 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (6.45%) Finance
7 2 (6.45%) ATM
7 2 (6.45%) GSM
7 2 (6.45%) SDH
7 2 (6.45%) UMTS
7 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.45%) Windows
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 17 (54.84%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (61.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (58.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) ATM
1 2 (6.45%) GSM
1 2 (6.45%) SDH
1 2 (6.45%) UMTS
1 2 (6.45%) Ethernet
1 2 (6.45%) RNC
1 2 (6.45%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) BODI
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (77.42%) Analyst
2 23 (74.19%) Service Desk Analyst
2 23 (74.19%) Service Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (3.23%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.23%) CMDB
1 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
1 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) HPUX
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Service Management
1 20 (64.52%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.45%) WFM
3 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) Line Management
4 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.23%) Coaching
4 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
4 1 (3.23%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.23%) CAFM
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) MCP
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) OpenView
2 17 (54.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.23%) OVSD
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) HP
2 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) Lotus
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Compuware
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) AppSense
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix