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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 80 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 41 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.73% 2.65% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.28% 38.89% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 13
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£195 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £150 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.40 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +39.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £13.80 £8.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
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
145 162 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.12% 6.81% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 68 41
Average daily rate £350 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £14.00 £9.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.21 £58.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +6.34%

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 July 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
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 July 2015.

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 July 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 -2 14 £190 -24.00% 10
Solihull - 5 - - 2
Dudley - 4 £125 -
Coventry -14 3 £400 +60.00% 2
Wolverhampton -4 2 £125 -41.17%
Warwickshire -18 2 - - 2
Worcestershire +8 1 £115 -68.91%
Shropshire -2 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 38 (32.20%) ITIL
2 33 (27.97%) Windows
3 29 (24.58%) Microsoft
4 27 (22.88%) MS Office
5 24 (20.34%) MS Excel
6 19 (16.10%) Service Management
6 19 (16.10%) Active Directory
7 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
8 17 (14.41%) Windows 7
9 16 (13.56%) Service Delivery
9 16 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (11.86%) Windows XP
11 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (9.32%) Finance
13 10 (8.47%) Configuration Management
14 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (7.63%) ITSM
14 9 (7.63%) Citrix
14 9 (7.63%) SQL
14 9 (7.63%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
15 8 (6.78%) WFM
15 8 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (6.78%) MS Exchange
16 7 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (5.93%) LAN
16 7 (5.93%) HP
16 7 (5.93%) Cisco
16 7 (5.93%) Change Management
16 7 (5.93%) NHS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.24%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.39%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.85%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (22.88%) MS Office
2 24 (20.34%) MS Excel
3 9 (7.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.85%) SAP xRPM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.85%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Office 365
2 2 (1.69%) Joyent
2 2 (1.69%) IaaS
2 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) LAN
1 7 (5.93%) Internet
2 6 (5.08%) Firewall
3 5 (4.24%) WAN
4 3 (2.54%) 3G
5 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.69%) 2G
5 2 (1.69%) RNC
5 2 (1.69%) ATM
5 2 (1.69%) SDH
5 2 (1.69%) UMTS
5 2 (1.69%) VoIP
5 2 (1.69%) LTE
5 2 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (1.69%) GSM
6 1 (0.85%) Broadband
6 1 (0.85%) SMTP
6 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.54%) MS Access
3 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.69%) QualityStage
4 2 (1.69%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
General
1 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.32%) Finance
3 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Local Government
4 2 (1.69%) Automotive
4 2 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) German Language
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (37.29%) Analyst
2 21 (17.80%) Service Analyst
3 20 (16.95%) Support Analyst
3 20 (16.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (8.47%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.93%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.08%) Business Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.08%) Service Manager
7 6 (5.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 6 (5.08%) IT Support
8 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.39%) Operations Manager
9 4 (3.39%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.39%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.39%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.39%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 3 (2.54%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.54%) .NET
2 2 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.93%) NHS
3 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.39%) CMDB
3 4 (3.39%) User Experience
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.54%) FMCG
5 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.69%) PMI
5 2 (1.69%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.69%) PDA
5 2 (1.69%) Statistics
6 1 (0.85%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.85%) Wiki
6 1 (0.85%) DataPower
6 1 (0.85%) Telematics
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.97%) Windows
2 17 (14.41%) Windows 7
3 14 (11.86%) Windows XP
4 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.39%) Linux
8 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.85%) UNIX
9 1 (0.85%) HPUX
9 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.85%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.20%) ITIL
2 19 (16.10%) Service Management
3 16 (13.56%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.47%) Configuration Management
5 9 (7.63%) ITSM
6 8 (6.78%) WFM
7 7 (5.93%) Fault Management
7 7 (5.93%) Change Management
8 6 (5.08%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.08%) Project Management
8 6 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.08%) Line Management
9 5 (4.24%) Data Migration
9 5 (4.24%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.24%) Migration
9 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.24%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.39%) Business Continuity
10 4 (3.39%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) ABAP
2 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.69%) Java
2 2 (1.69%) PHP
3 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) C++
3 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
1 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.69%) Degree
4 2 (1.69%) MCP
4 2 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) CCNP
5 1 (0.85%) CCNA
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) FATCA
System Software
1 19 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.54%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.69%) Ansible
2 2 (1.69%) DameWare
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 29 (24.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Citrix
3 7 (5.93%) HP
3 7 (5.93%) Cisco
4 6 (5.08%) IBM
4 6 (5.08%) Remedy
4 6 (5.08%) BT
5 5 (4.24%) VMware
5 5 (4.24%) LANDesk
5 5 (4.24%) Lotus
6 4 (3.39%) Dell
7 3 (2.54%) SAP
8 2 (1.69%) Cognos
8 2 (1.69%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.69%) Computacenter
8 2 (1.69%) Google
8 2 (1.69%) Netezza
8 2 (1.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (1.69%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.85%) NetScout
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