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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 3.13% 7.33% 5.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 50.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
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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
35 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 15.63% 14.66% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 0
Average daily rate £375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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 1 July 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 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) OpenView
2 11 (52.38%) HP
2 11 (52.38%) Service Management
3 10 (47.62%) MCP
3 10 (47.62%) MS Office
3 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Lotus
4 8 (38.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (38.10%) IBM Notes
5 7 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Coaching
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (9.52%) Billing
7 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.52%) Windows
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle
8 1 (4.76%) ATM
8 1 (4.76%) GSM
8 1 (4.76%) SDH
8 1 (4.76%) UMTS
8 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (38.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ATM
1 1 (4.76%) GSM
1 1 (4.76%) SDH
1 1 (4.76%) UMTS
1 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.76%) RNC
1 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (9.52%) Billing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Service Analyst
1 17 (80.95%) Analyst
1 17 (80.95%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Environment Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) CMDB
1 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 11 (52.38%) Service Management
3 7 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) Coaching
5 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) WFM
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) MCP
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) OpenView
2 8 (38.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.76%) OVSD
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) HP
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Lotus
4 1 (4.76%) AppSense
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Ericsson