The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 29 March 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 48 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4  
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.00% 0.71% 0.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 9.68% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £313 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +9.60% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.42 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 31 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 7.96% 7.35% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 39
Median daily rate £400 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £260 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £482 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £20.42 £37.50 £36.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.56% +3.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £22.50 £27.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £48.30 £45.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Lancashire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Lancashire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Lancashire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SLA in Lancashire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +1 1 - -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Change Management
3 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) ITSM
3 6 (66.67%) Tandem
3 6 (66.67%) Data Management
3 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
3 6 (66.67%) AIX
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Windows 2000
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Service Management
3 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (66.67%) Release Management
3 6 (66.67%) Open Source
3 6 (66.67%) SaaS
3 6 (66.67%) PaaS
3 6 (66.67%) IaaS
3 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
4 4 (44.44%) DevOps
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (66.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) IaaS
1 6 (66.67%) PaaS
1 6 (66.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Operations Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Operational Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Change Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (66.67%) Tandem
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) AIX
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 2000
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 7 (77.78%) Change Management
3 6 (66.67%) Data Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) Data Management
3 6 (66.67%) ITSM
3 6 (66.67%) Open Source
3 6 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Release Management
3 6 (66.67%) Service Management
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (44.44%) DevOps
4 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 1 (11.11%) CMMI
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
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