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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 15 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 10.16% 2.74% 7.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 70.27% 23.53% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 1
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£110 £260 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% +108.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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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
37 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 14.45% 11.64% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 7
Average daily rate £110 £444 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.21% +67.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 29 (70.73%) Service Management
2 27 (65.85%) ITIL
2 27 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 27 (65.85%) HP
3 26 (63.41%) MS Excel
4 22 (53.66%) MCP
4 22 (53.66%) MS Office
4 22 (53.66%) OpenView
4 22 (53.66%) IBM Notes
4 22 (53.66%) Lotus
4 22 (53.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
6 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
7 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
8 9 (21.95%) Incident Management
9 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
10 4 (9.76%) Cisco
10 4 (9.76%) Windows
10 4 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
11 3 (7.32%) Line Management
11 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (7.32%) F5
11 3 (7.32%) HPUX
11 3 (7.32%) Solaris
11 3 (7.32%) Documentum
11 3 (7.32%) Oracle
11 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
11 3 (7.32%) Business Objects

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (53.66%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.32%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) Documentum
3 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (63.41%) MS Excel
2 22 (53.66%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Intranet
2 1 (2.44%) RNC
2 1 (2.44%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.44%) ATM
2 1 (2.44%) GSM
2 1 (2.44%) SDH
2 1 (2.44%) UMTS
2 1 (2.44%) VoIP
2 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.32%) BODI
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (29.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (82.93%) Analyst
2 28 (68.29%) Service Analyst
3 27 (65.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) PMO Manager
5 1 (2.44%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) SAP HR Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.44%) Field Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Desktop Support
5 1 (2.44%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) HPUX
2 3 (7.32%) Solaris
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) Service Management
2 27 (65.85%) ITIL
3 9 (21.95%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.32%) Line Management
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.88%) CAFM
7 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
7 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (4.88%) Change Control
8 1 (2.44%) Email Migration
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.44%) WFM
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) MCP
2 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
3 18 (43.90%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (53.66%) OpenView
1 22 (53.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Microsoft
1 27 (65.85%) HP
2 22 (53.66%) Lotus
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) F5
4 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Compuware
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) Ericsson