Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 90 72
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.17% 1.34% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.30% 14.45% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 10
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £230 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -31.85% +68.75%
10th Percentile £180 £163 £119
90th Percentile £475 £319 £450
North West median daily rate £339 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +12.92% +9.09% +24.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% -4.88%
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -16.13% -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 133 173 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 10.71% 9.26% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 121 154
Cheshire median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £238 £210 £250
90th Percentile £521 £588 £584
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -8.96%
10th Percentile £8.38 £13.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £25.78 £17.60 £38.50
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £35.75 £21.07
% change year-on-year -57.34% +69.67% +27.70%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Chester - 9 £450 - 2
Warrington +40 7 £235 -16.81% 2
Wilmslow - 3 £180 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 8 (29.63%) ITIL
1 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
4 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Data Quality
4 5 (18.52%) SAP
4 5 (18.52%) IBM
4 5 (18.52%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (18.52%) DataStage
5 4 (14.81%) SAS
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (14.81%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) Data Lineage
5 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) Break/Fix
6 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (11.11%) Line Management
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.11%) Data Management
6 3 (11.11%) CRM
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) ITSM
7 2 (7.41%) Dell
7 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (7.41%) EPoS

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 4 (14.81%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.70%) BGP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) Multicast
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) OSPF
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (18.52%) DataStage
2 2 (7.41%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Data Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
5 2 (7.41%) EPoS Manager
5 2 (7.41%) EPoS Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Process Manager
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Service Design Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
1 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) Break/Fix
3 4 (14.81%) Data Lineage
4 3 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Line Management
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Dependency Management
5 2 (7.41%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (7.41%) ITSM
5 2 (7.41%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (7.41%) Project Governance
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Presales
6 1 (3.70%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.41%) COSHH
2 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) IBM
2 5 (18.52%) SAP
3 4 (14.81%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Dell
4 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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