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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 77 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 57 69 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.58% 2.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.57% 32.70% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 11
Average daily rate £385 £215 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.06% -33.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £441 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 10
Average hourly rate - £12.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +5.08%
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
232 211 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.06% 7.88% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 124 74
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £189 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 24 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +41.46%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 26 £375 +97.36% 8
Solihull -5 9 - - 2
Coventry -14 4 £286 +41.41% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £338 - 3
Dudley -2 2 £90 -28.00%
Wolverhampton 0 1 - - 4
Warwickshire -10 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 44 (40.37%) ITIL
2 25 (22.94%) Finance
3 23 (21.10%) Project Management
4 21 (19.27%) Service Delivery
5 18 (16.51%) Service Management
5 18 (16.51%) Telecoms
6 16 (14.68%) Windows
6 16 (14.68%) MS Office
6 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
7 15 (13.76%) Fault Management
7 15 (13.76%) Line Management
8 14 (12.84%) Internet
9 13 (11.93%) Incident Management
9 13 (11.93%) ITIL V3
10 12 (11.01%) Change Management
10 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
11 11 (10.09%) PMI
11 11 (10.09%) PMI Certification
11 11 (10.09%) 3G
11 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (9.17%) LTE
12 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
12 10 (9.17%) Oracle
13 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (7.34%) Legal
14 8 (7.34%) Business Continuity
14 8 (7.34%) Logistics
14 8 (7.34%) Citrix
14 8 (7.34%) System Integration Testing
15 7 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.75%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.92%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (14.68%) MS Office
2 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (4.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (1.83%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Google Apps
1 2 (1.83%) Mimecast
1 2 (1.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.84%) Internet
2 11 (10.09%) 3G
3 10 (9.17%) LTE
4 4 (3.67%) VPN
4 4 (3.67%) Wireless
5 3 (2.75%) LAN
5 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.75%) WAN
6 2 (1.83%) Firewall
7 1 (0.92%) 2G
7 1 (0.92%) 4G
7 1 (0.92%) ATM
7 1 (0.92%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.92%) DNS
7 1 (0.92%) DWDM
7 1 (0.92%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.59%) MS Access
2 5 (4.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.92%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MSI
General
1 25 (22.94%) Finance
2 18 (16.51%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.34%) Legal
4 4 (3.67%) Billing
5 3 (2.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Front Office
6 2 (1.83%) German Language
6 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Law
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.92%) Local Government
7 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (17.43%) Analyst
2 12 (11.01%) Project Manager
3 11 (10.09%) Service Manager
4 9 (8.26%) Support Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Administrator
6 6 (5.50%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Lead Project Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Unix Administrator
7 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.59%) Project Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Active Directory Support
8 4 (3.67%) Desktop Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Head of Service Management
8 4 (3.67%) Help Desk Manager
8 4 (3.67%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) Middleware
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.92%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.92%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (0.92%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) PMI
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.50%) CMDB
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.83%) iPhone
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.68%) Windows
2 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.50%) AIX
3 6 (5.50%) Linux
3 6 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.50%) Solaris
3 6 (5.50%) Unix
3 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.37%) ITIL
2 23 (21.10%) Project Management
3 21 (19.27%) Service Delivery
4 18 (16.51%) Service Management
5 15 (13.76%) Fault Management
5 15 (13.76%) Line Management
6 13 (11.93%) Incident Management
6 13 (11.93%) ITIL V3
7 12 (11.01%) Change Management
8 11 (10.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.34%) Business Continuity
10 8 (7.34%) Logistics
10 8 (7.34%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (6.42%) Data Protection
11 7 (6.42%) Escalation Management
11 7 (6.42%) Migration
11 7 (6.42%) Network Planning
11 7 (6.42%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.59%) SQL
2 3 (2.75%) Java
3 2 (1.83%) ABAP
3 2 (1.83%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) PMI Certification
2 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.67%) Degree
5 3 (2.75%) ISEB
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.83%) CCNA
6 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.83%) MCP
6 2 (1.83%) MCSE
6 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.92%) APMP
7 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.92%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) GAAP
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.92%) P3O
2 1 (0.92%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.50%) NFS
2 6 (5.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) MOM
2 4 (3.67%) SCCM
3 2 (1.83%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.92%) SCOM
4 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.92%) SCSM
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) Oracle
3 8 (7.34%) Citrix
4 6 (5.50%) Cognizant
4 6 (5.50%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.50%) Veritas
5 5 (4.59%) Cisco
5 5 (4.59%) Nokia
5 5 (4.59%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.75%) Avaya
6 3 (2.75%) Dell
6 3 (2.75%) Lotus
6 3 (2.75%) SAP
7 2 (1.83%) Adobe
7 2 (1.83%) HP
7 2 (1.83%) Kronos
7 2 (1.83%) Mitel
7 2 (1.83%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
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