The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 June 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 / Coventry
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 43 39
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 2.00% 0.96% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.25% 8.70% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £158 £286 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.93% -28.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £247 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -16.18% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -27.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 46 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 6.40% 11.00% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 38 14
Median daily rate £375 £356 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -64.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Coventry

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Coventry

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Coventry over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Coventry

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Coventry region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
3 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Service Advisor
4 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SLA Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Security
2 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
2 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP