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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 45 35 37
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.75% 3.56% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.03% 24.47% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 9
Median daily rate £406 £385 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.51% +102.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +10.40% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £9.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -33.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 61 94 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 9.71% 14.55% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 65 64
Median daily rate £413 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £9.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -33.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 9 (34.62%) SAN
3 8 (30.77%) NetApp
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) EMC
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) HP
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Migration
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) Brocade
6 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Workflow
6 5 (19.23%) Change Management
7 4 (15.38%) CCNA
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) HPUX
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 4 (15.38%) Unix
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) MS Office
7 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (15.38%) Coaching
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (15.38%) Customer Requirements

SLA
Top Related 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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IT Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) SAN Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) HP Storage Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Storage Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) CLARiiON
1 4 (15.38%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (7.69%) CMDB
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) HPUX
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 5 (19.23%) Trend Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Workflow
4 4 (15.38%) Coaching
4 4 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Escalation Management
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Product Management
6 2 (7.69%) Business Development
6 2 (7.69%) Process Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) ITSM
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) A+ Certification
3 3 (11.54%) RHCE
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 4 (15.38%) SRDF
2 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 8 (30.77%) NetApp
3 7 (26.92%) EMC
3 7 (26.92%) HP
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Brocade
4 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) 3PAR
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (11.54%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.85%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
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