The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Midlands region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 77 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.13% 1.76% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.69% 36.84% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 16
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £106 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £8.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.68 £58.25 £15.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
194 95 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.88% 4.78% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 37 67
Average daily rate £349 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £8.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.78 £58.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
SLA
England

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Coventry -3 19 £250 - 1
Warwickshire - 19 £338 - 1
Birmingham +4 15 £201 +38.79% 11
Staffordshire +4 3 £225 -
Walsall - 3 £428 -
West Bromwich - 3 - - 1
Shropshire 0 2 - -
Solihull 0 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -11 1 - - 1
Dudley - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 50 (35.46%) ITIL
2 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
3 33 (23.40%) MS Office
4 32 (22.70%) Problem Management
5 31 (21.99%) Windows
6 24 (17.02%) MS Excel
7 22 (15.60%) Telecoms
8 20 (14.18%) Active Directory
8 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
9 17 (12.06%) Legal
9 17 (12.06%) Lotus
9 17 (12.06%) IBM Notes
9 17 (12.06%) SC Cleared
10 15 (10.64%) 3G
11 14 (9.93%) 2G
11 14 (9.93%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (9.93%) LTE
12 13 (9.22%) HP
13 12 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (7.80%) Service Delivery
14 11 (7.80%) Finance
14 11 (7.80%) Windows XP
14 11 (7.80%) SQL
14 11 (7.80%) WFM
15 10 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (7.09%) Citrix
15 10 (7.09%) Management Information System
16 9 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
16 9 (6.38%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (12.06%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (23.40%) MS Office
2 24 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle FAH
1 4 (2.84%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.71%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.71%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) 3G
2 14 (9.93%) 2G
2 14 (9.93%) LTE
3 6 (4.26%) RNC
3 6 (4.26%) LAN
4 5 (3.55%) Internet
4 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.13%) VoIP
5 3 (2.13%) SAN
5 3 (2.13%) VPN
5 3 (2.13%) Wireless
5 3 (2.13%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.42%) 4G
6 2 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.42%) Firewall
6 2 (1.42%) WAN
7 1 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.71%) Broadband
7 1 (0.71%) DNS
7 1 (0.71%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.42%) MS Access
2 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.71%) Data Mart
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Toad
General
1 22 (15.60%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.06%) Legal
3 11 (7.80%) Finance
4 5 (3.55%) Law
5 4 (2.84%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.13%) Front Office
7 2 (1.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
8 1 (0.71%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 49 (34.75%) Analyst
2 22 (15.60%) Incident Manager
3 21 (14.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (14.89%) Service Analyst
4 18 (12.77%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (6.38%) Service Manager
7 8 (5.67%) Coordinator
8 7 (4.96%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Administrator
9 6 (4.26%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) Consultant
10 5 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.55%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (3.55%) Major Incident Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 4 (2.84%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.84%) Wiki
4 3 (2.13%) NHS
5 2 (1.42%) iPhone
5 2 (1.42%) iPad
5 2 (1.42%) Handset
6 1 (0.71%) PMI
6 1 (0.71%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.71%) Economics
6 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.71%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.71%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.99%) Windows
2 11 (7.80%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.84%) UNIX
5 4 (2.84%) Linux
6 3 (2.13%) HPUX
6 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.42%) Android
7 2 (1.42%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.46%) ITIL
2 32 (22.70%) Problem Management
3 14 (9.93%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (7.80%) Service Delivery
5 11 (7.80%) WFM
6 10 (7.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (6.38%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.96%) Service Management
8 7 (4.96%) Fault Management
8 7 (4.96%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.55%) Project Management
10 4 (2.84%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (2.84%) Time Management
10 4 (2.84%) Cash Management
10 4 (2.84%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.84%) Workflow
11 3 (2.13%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.80%) SQL
2 3 (2.13%) VB
2 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.71%) VBA
3 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.06%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.55%) Degree
5 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.84%) CCNA
5 4 (2.84%) MCSE
6 2 (1.42%) RHCE
6 2 (1.42%) HND
7 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 20 (14.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (2.13%) SCCM
2 2 (1.42%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.71%) MOM
3 1 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.71%) Control-M
3 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) Lotus
3 13 (9.22%) HP
4 10 (7.09%) Citrix
5 6 (4.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (4.26%) Remedy
5 6 (4.26%) Oracle
6 4 (2.84%) Cisco
6 4 (2.84%) Dell
7 3 (2.13%) Ericsson
7 3 (2.13%) NetScout
8 2 (1.42%) VMware
8 2 (1.42%) IBM
8 2 (1.42%) NetApp
8 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.42%) SAP
9 1 (0.71%) Apple
9 1 (0.71%) Nokia
9 1 (0.71%) BMC
West Midlands
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
West Bromwich
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £27K plus call allowance
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago