Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 16 December 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 62 68
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -31
Contract jobs citing SLA 36 29 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.71% 2.15% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.90% 19.86% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 22
Cheshire median daily rate £331 £275 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.45% +12.24% +122.73%
10th Percentile £145 £167 £111
90th Percentile £441 £720 £549
North West median daily rate £263 £313 £322
% change year-on-year -16.00% -2.96% +136.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +44.26% +15.53%
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -48.00% +44.26% +15.53%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 139 146 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.48% 10.81% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 105 219
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +16.44%
10th Percentile £251 £234 £255
90th Percentile £545 £650 £638
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £414
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.38% +18.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +44.26% +2.44%
10th Percentile £8.38 £17.25 £9.90
90th Percentile £19.25 £35.90 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £25.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -22.70% +14.99% +28.57%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Cheshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Cheshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Cheshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Cheshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 15 £250 -61.83% 4
Chester - 6 £450 -
Macclesfield - 2 £430 - 1
Wilmslow +3 1 £180 - 3
Runcorn +1 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 14 (38.89%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) Finance
4 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (19.44%) Service Design
5 6 (16.67%) SAP
6 5 (13.89%) Banking
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (11.11%) CRM
7 4 (11.11%) HP
7 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (11.11%) Break/Fix
8 3 (8.33%) Capita
8 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 3 (8.33%) Line Management
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (8.33%) CCNA
8 3 (8.33%) Windows
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (8.33%) Data Management
8 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 2 (5.56%) ITSM
9 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
9 2 (5.56%) Dell
9 2 (5.56%) Firmware

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (2.78%) SAS
1 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.78%) BGP
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) Multicast
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
2 1 (2.78%) OSPF
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) DataStage
2 2 (5.56%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) SAP Support
4 3 (8.33%) Service Design Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Break Fix Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Printer Support
5 2 (5.56%) SAP BW Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) SAP BW Support
5 2 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) SAP Support Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Support Assistant
5 2 (5.56%) Support Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Service Design
2 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.11%) Break/Fix
3 4 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (8.33%) Data Management
4 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
5 2 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.78%) Validation
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) CCNA
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) COSHH
1 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (11.11%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Capita
4 2 (5.56%) Dell
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Saba