The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 38 40 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.81% 1.47% 4.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.52% 10.81% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 9
Median daily rate £250 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 27 37 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 9.75% 13.55% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 17
Median daily rate £350 £275 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -14.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £231 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +86.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Leicestershire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Leicestershire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Hinckley - 3 £250 - 1
SLA
East Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (37.50%) Nortel
1 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
1 3 (37.50%) Nokia
1 3 (37.50%) 3G
1 3 (37.50%) NEC
1 3 (37.50%) 2G
1 3 (37.50%) RNC
1 3 (37.50%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) EPoS
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) 2G
1 3 (37.50%) 3G
1 3 (37.50%) RNC
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS Installation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Server Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Ericsson
1 3 (37.50%) Huawei
1 3 (37.50%) NEC
1 3 (37.50%) Nokia
1 3 (37.50%) Nortel
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) VMware