Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 77 53
Rank change year-on-year +8 -24 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.74% 1.65% 2.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.64% 15.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 13
Birmingham median daily rate £275 £313 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +64.47% +24.59%
10th Percentile £156 £130 £132
90th Percentile £426 £540 £287
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £285 £280
% change year-on-year -3.51% +1.79% +13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.22% +112.77% -9.16%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.69 £9.97
90th Percentile £27.60 £25.00 £16.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £13.03
% change year-on-year -50.00% +91.90% -25.56%

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 179 159 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.13% 10.49% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 106 81
Birmingham median daily rate £406 £369 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.17% +9.26% +22.73%
10th Percentile £219 £165 £210
90th Percentile £525 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% +26.67% -37.33%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.56 £10.36
90th Percentile £53.75 £25.00 £56.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £27.60
% change year-on-year -30.00% -9.40% +53.31%

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 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Birmingham

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SLA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 6 (21.43%) Office 365
4 5 (17.86%) Time Management
5 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
6 3 (10.71%) Finance
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (10.71%) Information Security
6 3 (10.71%) Retail
6 3 (10.71%) LAN
6 3 (10.71%) Remedy
6 3 (10.71%) Resource Allocation
6 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
6 3 (10.71%) Line Management
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.71%) ISMS
6 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (10.71%) SCCM
6 3 (10.71%) Information Security Management
6 3 (10.71%) Security 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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
2 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Retail
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Administrator
2 7 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
3 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Security Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Database Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) IVR
2 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (3.57%) AIX
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.57%) HPUX
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Time Management
3 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security Management
3 3 (10.71%) ISMS
3 3 (10.71%) Line Management
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
3 3 (10.71%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (10.71%) Security Management
3 3 (10.71%) WFM
3 3 (10.71%) Workforce Management Optimization
4 2 (7.14%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Proactive Management
5 1 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.57%) CCA
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Remedy
2 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) AppSense
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat