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 24 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)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 49 48
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.60% 0.22% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 2.22% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £425 £95 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +347.36% -53.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 13 45 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 3.92% 10.09% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 36 38
Median daily rate £425 £424 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +13.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £238 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £693 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £38.50 £12.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +208.00% -68.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.83 £12.50 £24.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £12.50 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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
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 24 June 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 -19 1 £425 +347.36% 1
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (25.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (25.00%) ScanSafe
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Canon
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) BeyondTrust
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp

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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) BeyondTrust
1 1 (25.00%) Canon
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) MobileIron
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
1 1 (25.00%) ScanSafe
1 1 (25.00%) VMware