Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 72 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 16 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.68% 1.27% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.88% 14.95% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 23
Birmingham median daily rate £263 £331 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.75% -3.99% +81.58%
10th Percentile £105 £247 £184
90th Percentile £500 £448 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £286 £325 £390
% change year-on-year -12.08% -16.67% +81.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.91 £12.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.08% +14.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £8.89 £11.50 £9.50
90th Percentile £14.18 £12.50 £22.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £11.50
% change year-on-year +1.82% +19.57% -11.91%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 168 107 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.29% 8.53% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 70 141
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £208 £185
90th Percentile £525 £488 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.21 £12.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.08% -52.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £9.90 £11.50 £9.69
90th Percentile £57.45 £37.10 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.52 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.57% +4.69% -20.00%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SLA.

1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (20.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) VPN
4 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (20.00%) Office 365
4 5 (20.00%) Coaching
5 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 4 (16.00%) Firewall
5 4 (16.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (16.00%) Remote Infrastructure Management
6 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (12.00%) Information Security
6 3 (12.00%) Unix
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) TippingPoint
7 2 (8.00%) FortiGate

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) G Suite
2 1 (4.00%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) VPN
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) 802.11
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) SMS
4 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Billing
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support
4 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Planning Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Service Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) BYOD
3 1 (4.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Coaching
2 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (16.00%) Remote Infrastructure Management
4 3 (12.00%) Information Security
4 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Line Management
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (8.00%) Presales
5 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VB
1 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (16.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Tripwire