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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 15 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 9.05% 5.76% 6.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.97% 38.10% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
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£110 £390 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.79% +225.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.10% +9.09%
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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
29 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 13.12% 15.11% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 7
Average daily rate £150 £525 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.42% +288.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £310 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £667 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
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 £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 31 (70.45%) Service Management
2 29 (65.91%) MS Excel
2 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 29 (65.91%) HP
3 28 (63.64%) ITIL
4 25 (56.82%) MCP
4 25 (56.82%) MS Office
4 25 (56.82%) OpenView
4 25 (56.82%) IBM Notes
4 25 (56.82%) Lotus
4 25 (56.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
6 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
7 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
8 9 (20.45%) Incident Management
9 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
10 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Line Management
11 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (6.82%) F5
11 3 (6.82%) BODI
11 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
11 3 (6.82%) Time Management
11 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
11 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (6.82%) Migration
11 3 (6.82%) VMware

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (56.82%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Documentum
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (65.91%) MS Excel
2 25 (56.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.27%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) ATM
1 2 (4.55%) GSM
1 2 (4.55%) SDH
1 2 (4.55%) UMTS
1 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.55%) Intranet
1 2 (4.55%) RNC
1 2 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) BODI
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (79.55%) Analyst
2 31 (70.45%) Service Analyst
3 30 (68.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) SAP HR Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (2.27%) PMO Manager
5 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (2.27%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support
5 1 (2.27%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
1 3 (6.82%) HPUX
1 3 (6.82%) Solaris
2 2 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Service Management
2 28 (63.64%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) Line Management
6 3 (6.82%) Time Management
6 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Migration
7 2 (4.55%) WFM
7 2 (4.55%) CAFM
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.55%) Coaching
8 1 (2.27%) Email Migration
8 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) MCP
2 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
3 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (56.82%) OpenView
1 25 (56.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
1 29 (65.91%) HP
2 25 (56.82%) Lotus
3 3 (6.82%) F5
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Compuware
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.55%) Ericsson
4 2 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) SAP