Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 56 78
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 -30
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.67% 1.37% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.33% 12.50% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Lancashire median daily rate £100 £275 £900
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.64% -69.44% +275.23%
North West median daily rate £263 £300 £310
% change year-on-year -12.50% -3.23% +129.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £25.12
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -48.00% +51.52% +10.00%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 36 72 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.98% 10.94% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 90
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £375 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -13.79% +17.57%
10th Percentile £225 £258 £248
90th Percentile £648 £562 £675
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £416
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.73% +17.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.00 £12.09 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +189.62% -64.46% +54.55%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.19 £23.36
90th Percentile £43.90 £32.29 £56.97
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £22.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.66% +0.87% +45.16%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Preston -9 2 £400 +321.05%
Morecambe - 1 £100 -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Management
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Product Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) iptables
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware

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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Operations Management
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (33.33%) Product Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) iptables
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) VMware