Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 56 62
Rank change year-on-year -18 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.12% 2.84% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.04% 21.03% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 19
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.00% -23.08% +33.79%
10th Percentile £316 £155 £134
90th Percentile £538 £488 £471
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £288 £310
% change year-on-year +35.65% -7.26% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 £10.91 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.15% -56.36% +112.77%
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -50.00% +108.33%

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 166 214 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.36% 13.50% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 151 84
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.77% +22.31%
10th Percentile £313 £213 £242
90th Percentile £550 £525 £543
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £25.00 £8.39 £12.99
90th Percentile £41.00 £53.75 £23.71
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.51% -26.00% +17.58%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019, 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 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) FMCG
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) 4G
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Meraki
4 2 (13.33%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) DSL
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Huawei
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management

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 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) 4G
2 2 (13.33%) DSL
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) GSM
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) PABX
3 1 (6.67%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) ERP Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) FMCG
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Meraki
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (6.67%) Huawei
3 1 (6.67%) NEC
3 1 (6.67%) Nokia
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow