The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 2.70% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 6.25% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£350 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
SLA
West Midlands

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 Warwickshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
34 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 9.19% 6.45% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 13
Average daily rate £300 £244 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £201 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -16.66%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Warwickshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Warwickshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Atherstone - 2 - -
Warwick -7 1 £350 - 1
Rugby - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
SLA
West Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 (46.15%) Problem Management
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
3 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
3 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
5 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 4 (15.38%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) Lotus
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
6 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 3 (11.54%) VPN
6 3 (11.54%) MS Office
7 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.69%) Finance
7 2 (7.69%) Handset
7 2 (7.69%) SCCM
7 2 (7.69%) Android
7 2 (7.69%) iPhone
7 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) UNIX
7 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.69%) iPad
7 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
8 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) OSPF
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Incident Manager
3 6 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Service Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Major Incident Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Deskside Support
7 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Support
7 1 (3.85%) Service Operations Manager
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Handset
2 2 (7.69%) iPhone
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.69%) UNIX
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) HPUX
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Problem Management
2 7 (26.92%) Data Analysis
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) BCP
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Lotus
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Dell
2 1 (3.85%) Juniper
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy
2 1 (3.85%) BT
2 1 (3.85%) NetScout
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