The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 13 - 10
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 1.23% - 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.29%
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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 Worcestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 7.41% 8.89% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £488 £296 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.87% -26.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.50 £32.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.69% +132.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Worcestershire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Worcestershire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

SLA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) PPP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) DSL
1 1 (50.00%) X.21
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
1 1 (50.00%) ISDN
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) PPP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) DSL
1 1 (50.00%) X.21
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper