The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 77 52 66
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 40 70 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 2.76% 2.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.10% 33.49% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -23.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £150 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 5
Average hourly rate £13.06 £17.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.40% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.36 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £120.50 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
SLA
England

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 West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
166 209 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.67% 8.25% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 48
Average daily rate £400 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 6
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.21 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £87.07 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 2015.

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
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 28 August 2015. 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
Birmingham 0 13 £155 +2.47% 7
Coventry -17 7 £400 +88.23% 1
Shropshire -6 4 - -
Solihull -1 3 - - 1
West Bromwich +8 1 - -
Worcestershire -2 1 £115 -
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 3
Herefordshire - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 36 (38.30%) ITIL
2 24 (25.53%) Windows
3 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
4 17 (18.09%) MS Office
4 17 (18.09%) Service Management
5 16 (17.02%) MS Excel
6 13 (13.83%) Service Delivery
7 12 (12.77%) Active Directory
8 11 (11.70%) Windows 7
9 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (10.64%) Change Management
10 9 (9.57%) Finance
10 9 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (9.57%) Windows XP
11 8 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (8.51%) SQL
11 8 (8.51%) ITSM
11 8 (8.51%) Configuration Management
11 8 (8.51%) Internet
12 7 (7.45%) Migration
12 7 (7.45%) Data Modelling
12 7 (7.45%) CRM
12 7 (7.45%) HP
12 7 (7.45%) Citrix
12 7 (7.45%) LAN
12 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
12 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (7.45%) Data Migration
12 7 (7.45%) Data Analysis
12 7 (7.45%) Use Case

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.19%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (2.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.06%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.06%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (18.09%) MS Office
2 16 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.13%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.06%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Joyent
2 2 (2.13%) IaaS
2 2 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) Internet
2 7 (7.45%) LAN
3 6 (6.38%) WAN
4 3 (3.19%) Firewall
5 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.13%) Wireless
5 2 (2.13%) VoIP
5 2 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.06%) Broadband
6 1 (1.06%) 3G
6 1 (1.06%) OSPF
6 1 (1.06%) CTI
6 1 (1.06%) Intranet
6 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.26%) MS Access
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.06%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.06%) QualityStage
4 1 (1.06%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 9 (9.57%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Local Government
5 1 (1.06%) German Language
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Analyst
2 15 (15.96%) Support Analyst
2 15 (15.96%) Service Analyst
3 14 (14.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (9.57%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Service Manager
7 7 (7.45%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.38%) Applications Support
9 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Senior Manager
10 4 (4.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) IT Support
11 3 (3.19%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
11 3 (3.19%) Procurement Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) IT Operations Manager
11 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) .NET
2 2 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) NHS
3 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) CMDB
4 3 (3.19%) User Experience
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) FMCG
5 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) PMI
5 2 (2.13%) Wiki
6 1 (1.06%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.06%) DataPower
6 1 (1.06%) Telematics
6 1 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.06%) PDA
6 1 (1.06%) Statistics
6 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Windows
2 11 (11.70%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.57%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.26%) Linux
7 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.06%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.06%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.30%) ITIL
2 17 (18.09%) Service Management
3 13 (13.83%) Service Delivery
4 10 (10.64%) Change Management
5 8 (8.51%) ITSM
5 8 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.45%) CRM
6 7 (7.45%) Data Modelling
6 7 (7.45%) Migration
6 7 (7.45%) Data Analysis
6 7 (7.45%) Use Case
6 7 (7.45%) Data Migration
7 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
7 6 (6.38%) Test Strategy
7 6 (6.38%) Fault Management
7 6 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (6.38%) Business Development
7 6 (6.38%) RUP
7 6 (6.38%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) Java
2 2 (2.13%) PHP
3 1 (1.06%) C++
3 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.06%) ABAP
3 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.13%) Degree
5 2 (2.13%) CCNP
5 2 (2.13%) MCP
5 2 (2.13%) MCSE
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) CCIE
6 1 (1.06%) CCIP
6 1 (1.06%) CCNA
6 1 (1.06%) CCDP
6 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) QA
1 1 (1.06%) FATCA
System Software
1 12 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) SCCM
2 2 (2.13%) Puppet
2 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.13%) Ansible
2 2 (2.13%) DameWare
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) HP
2 7 (7.45%) Citrix
3 6 (6.38%) BT
4 5 (5.32%) VMware
4 5 (5.32%) Cisco
4 5 (5.32%) Remedy
5 4 (4.26%) LANDesk
5 4 (4.26%) IBM
5 4 (4.26%) Dell
6 3 (3.19%) Lotus
7 2 (2.13%) Computacenter
7 2 (2.13%) Google
7 2 (2.13%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.06%) McAfee
8 1 (1.06%) Huawei
8 1 (1.06%) Netezza
8 1 (1.06%) NetScout
8 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
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