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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 68 67 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 47 41 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.05% 1.91% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.13% 35.34% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.21% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £200 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £420 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 12
Average hourly rate £13.06 £13.00 £14.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -7.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.20 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.53 £16.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
151 116 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.59% 5.41% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 50 39
Average daily rate £338 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.20 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £16.60 £22.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Birmingham +6 13 £200 +4.57% 7
Coventry -10 10 £190 -47.58% 5
Shropshire - 7 - - 1
Warwickshire -4 5 £138 - 3
Solihull 0 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £100 - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 43 (38.05%) ITIL
2 36 (31.86%) Windows
3 29 (25.66%) MS Office
4 27 (23.89%) Telecoms
5 18 (15.93%) Windows XP
6 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
7 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
7 14 (12.39%) Citrix
8 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
9 12 (10.62%) SQL
9 12 (10.62%) Cisco
9 12 (10.62%) 3G
9 12 (10.62%) 2G
9 12 (10.62%) Problem Management
9 12 (10.62%) LTE
10 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
10 11 (9.73%) Service Delivery
10 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
10 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (8.85%) Service Management
11 10 (8.85%) Fault Management
11 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (7.96%) IBM Notes
12 9 (7.96%) MS Visio
12 9 (7.96%) Lotus
12 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (7.08%) MCSE
13 8 (7.08%) MS Exchange
13 8 (7.08%) HP
13 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (7.96%) IBM Notes
2 8 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.54%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (25.66%) MS Office
2 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
3 9 (7.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (6.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 4 (3.54%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.88%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.88%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.88%) SAP SCM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) 3G
1 12 (10.62%) 2G
1 12 (10.62%) LTE
2 6 (5.31%) Firewall
3 5 (4.42%) 4G
3 5 (4.42%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (4.42%) Internet
3 5 (4.42%) VPN
3 5 (4.42%) ATM
4 4 (3.54%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
4 4 (3.54%) Wireless
4 4 (3.54%) OSPF
5 3 (2.65%) BGP
5 3 (2.65%) DSL
5 3 (2.65%) X.21
5 3 (2.65%) IPsec
5 3 (2.65%) RNC
5 3 (2.65%) MPLS
5 3 (2.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Toad
General
1 27 (23.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.19%) Finance
3 5 (4.42%) Law
4 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.54%) Automotive
4 4 (3.54%) Front Office
4 4 (3.54%) General Ledger
4 4 (3.54%) Local Government
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (31.86%) Analyst
2 19 (16.81%) Support Analyst
3 14 (12.39%) Service Analyst
3 14 (12.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (11.50%) Service Manager
5 10 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.96%) Incident Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Network Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Network Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 3 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (2.65%) Printer Engineer
11 3 (2.65%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.65%) Statistics
3 3 (2.65%) CMDB
4 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) Economics
5 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) Windows
2 18 (15.93%) Windows XP
3 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (7.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.65%) UNIX
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.88%) AIX
8 1 (0.88%) HPUX
8 1 (0.88%) Solaris
8 1 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.05%) ITIL
2 12 (10.62%) Problem Management
3 11 (9.73%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.85%) Service Management
4 10 (8.85%) Fault Management
5 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.19%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.31%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.31%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.42%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.42%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (3.54%) Coaching
9 4 (3.54%) Line Management
9 4 (3.54%) Time Management
9 4 (3.54%) Cash Management
9 4 (3.54%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.54%) WFM
9 4 (3.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) MCSE
3 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.31%) Degree
5 6 (5.31%) CCNA
6 5 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.42%) MCP
7 2 (1.77%) HND
7 2 (1.77%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) PMP
8 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.88%) ISEB
8 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.77%) XenApp
3 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.88%) vSphere
3 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) SCCM
2 4 (3.54%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.77%) Netcool
4 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (12.39%) Citrix
1 14 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) Cisco
3 9 (7.96%) Lotus
4 8 (7.08%) HP
4 8 (7.08%) Remedy
5 6 (5.31%) Oracle
6 4 (3.54%) IBM
6 4 (3.54%) NetScout
6 4 (3.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (2.65%) Avaya
7 3 (2.65%) Juniper
8 2 (1.77%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.77%) Nokia
8 2 (1.77%) SAP
8 2 (1.77%) Sophos
8 2 (1.77%) VMware
9 1 (0.88%) AppSense
9 1 (0.88%) Huawei
9 1 (0.88%) Symantec
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £260.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago