Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 66 95
Rank change year-on-year +7 +29 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 36 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.65% 2.02% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.87% 18.94% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 13
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +52.17% -31.85%
10th Percentile £108 £180 £163
90th Percentile £425 £475 £319
North West median daily rate £268 £340 £295
% change year-on-year -21.32% +15.25% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% - -13.33%
North West median hourly rate £13.45 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.46% - -14.75%

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 134 132 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.86% 10.68% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 97 118
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £204
90th Percentile £550 £521 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.08% - -13.33%
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £15.25 £35.75
% change year-on-year +83.61% -57.34% +88.16%

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 19 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 July 2018. 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
Knutsford - 8 £400 -
Warrington 0 7 £120 -48.94% 2
Macclesfield - 5 £473 - 4
Crewe - 5 £82 -
Wilmslow -6 3 £325 +80.56% 2
Chester -9 2 - - 2
Northwich - 1 £300 - 1
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 14 (38.89%) Windows
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.00%) Line Management
5 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 7 (19.44%) SCCM
7 6 (16.67%) Office 365
7 6 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 6 (16.67%) VoIP
8 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
8 5 (13.89%) Banking
8 5 (13.89%) Retail Banking
8 5 (13.89%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
9 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
9 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 4 (11.11%) CRM
9 4 (11.11%) VPN
10 3 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (8.33%) ITSM
10 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.33%) Cisco
10 3 (8.33%) Apple
10 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
10 3 (8.33%) OneDrive

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 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Line 50
1 2 (5.56%) Sage X3
2 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) VoIP
2 5 (13.89%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) Skype
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Power BI
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) AdminStudio
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
2 5 (13.89%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Service Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) SCCM Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.56%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Ajax
1 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.78%) REST
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Social Media
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (5.56%) Android
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Unix
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Line Management
3 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.11%) CRM
4 3 (8.33%) Active Listening
4 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (8.33%) Information Security
4 3 (8.33%) ITSM
4 3 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.56%) Release Management
5 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.78%) Logistics
6 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) VB
2 2 (5.56%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) CCNP
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) CISM
2 1 (2.78%) CISSP
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) GxP
3 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.56%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Apple
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco
2 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.56%) Sage
3 2 (5.56%) Siemens
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Dell
4 1 (2.78%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Imperva
4 1 (2.78%) Juniper
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy
4 1 (2.78%) Splunk