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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 70 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.71% 2.02% 1.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 40.38% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.38% -21.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £108 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £8.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.50 £19.60 £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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
210 104 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.13% 5.00% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 48 68
Average daily rate £363 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.21 £8.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.07 £19.60 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 -2 23 £213 -43.33% 2
Birmingham +4 19 £151 +16.34% 7
Warwickshire - 10 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 5 £213 -
Staffordshire -1 3 £225 -16.66% 1
Walsall - 3 £428 -
Shropshire -2 2 - -
Solihull +3 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -5 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Dudley - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 56 (40.00%) ITIL
2 38 (27.14%) Microsoft
3 34 (24.29%) MS Office
3 34 (24.29%) Problem Management
4 31 (22.14%) Windows
5 26 (18.57%) Telecoms
6 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
7 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 19 (13.57%) 3G
10 18 (12.86%) 2G
10 18 (12.86%) LTE
11 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
12 16 (11.43%) HP
12 16 (11.43%) Lotus
12 16 (11.43%) IBM Notes
13 14 (10.00%) Legal
14 12 (8.57%) Windows XP
14 12 (8.57%) SQL
14 12 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (7.86%) Fault Management
15 11 (7.86%) Citrix
15 11 (7.86%) Risk Assessment
16 10 (7.14%) Management Information System
16 10 (7.14%) Service Delivery
16 10 (7.14%) MS Visio
16 10 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
16 10 (7.14%) Incident Management
17 9 (6.43%) WFM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 16 (11.43%) IBM Notes
2 4 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (24.29%) MS Office
2 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 10 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 4 (2.86%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (2.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.71%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.71%) assyst
4 1 (0.71%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.57%) 3G
2 18 (12.86%) 2G
2 18 (12.86%) LTE
3 8 (5.71%) RNC
4 6 (4.29%) LAN
5 5 (3.57%) Wireless
5 5 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.57%) Internet
5 5 (3.57%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.86%) 4G
6 4 (2.86%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (2.14%) SAN
7 3 (2.14%) VPN
7 3 (2.14%) VoIP
8 2 (1.43%) WAN
8 2 (1.43%) Firewall
9 1 (0.71%) OSPF
9 1 (0.71%) DNS
9 1 (0.71%) DHCP
9 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
1 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 26 (18.57%) Telecoms
2 14 (10.00%) Legal
3 9 (6.43%) Finance
4 5 (3.57%) Law
5 4 (2.86%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.86%) Front Office
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 50 (35.71%) Analyst
2 26 (18.57%) Incident Manager
3 22 (15.71%) Service Analyst
3 22 (15.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (5.71%) Service Manager
7 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.29%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.57%) Consultant
9 5 (3.57%) Administrator
9 5 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.57%) Major Incident Manager
10 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 4 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.86%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.29%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.86%) Wiki
4 2 (1.43%) iPhone
4 2 (1.43%) Handset
4 2 (1.43%) iPad
5 1 (0.71%) Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) Economics
5 1 (0.71%) PDA
5 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.71%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.14%) Windows
2 12 (8.57%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.57%) UNIX
5 4 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.86%) Linux
5 4 (2.86%) HPUX
6 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.43%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.43%) Android
8 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.71%) AIX
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.00%) ITIL
2 34 (24.29%) Problem Management
3 12 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (7.86%) Fault Management
4 11 (7.86%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (7.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 10 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.43%) WFM
6 9 (6.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 7 (5.00%) Service Management
8 4 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (2.86%) Time Management
8 4 (2.86%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.86%) Cash Management
9 3 (2.14%) Project Management
9 3 (2.14%) Change Management
9 3 (2.14%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.57%) SQL
2 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.71%) VB
3 1 (0.71%) VBA
3 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.29%) Degree
4 6 (4.29%) CCNA
4 6 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.86%) MCSE
6 3 (2.14%) HND
7 2 (1.43%) RHCE
System Software
1 20 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.14%) SCCM
3 2 (1.43%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.71%) MOM
4 1 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.71%) Control-M
4 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (27.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.43%) HP
2 16 (11.43%) Lotus
3 11 (7.86%) Citrix
4 8 (5.71%) Remedy
4 8 (5.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (4.29%) Cisco
6 5 (3.57%) Oracle
6 5 (3.57%) NetScout
7 4 (2.86%) Dell
7 4 (2.86%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.43%) NetApp
8 2 (1.43%) Nokia
8 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.43%) SAP
8 2 (1.43%) IBM
8 2 (1.43%) VMware
9 1 (0.71%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.71%) Sophos
9 1 (0.71%) BT
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