Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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)
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 54 45
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.59% 0.93% 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.98% 13.51% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Leicestershire median daily rate £115 £77 £70
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.35% +10.00% -49.09%
10th Percentile £102 £77 £58
90th Percentile £138 £356 £93
East Midlands median daily rate £290 £225 £150
% change year-on-year +28.89% +50.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Leicestershire median hourly rate £8.63 £8.77 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -29.88% +19.05%
10th Percentile £8.44 £8.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £8.81 £9.05 £12.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £9.96 £8.91 £12.25
% change year-on-year +11.88% -27.31% -12.50%

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 53 37 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 9.35% 6.85% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 15
Leicestershire median daily rate £350 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% -
10th Percentile £153 £165 £65
90th Percentile £623 £483 £558
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Leicestershire median hourly rate £8.63 £8.77 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -70.78% +185.71%
10th Percentile £8.44 £8.47 £15.65
90th Percentile £33.76 £9.03 £45.15
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.14 £12.50
% change year-on-year -8.05% +13.10% -18.03%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 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
Kegworth +6 3 - -
Leicester -2 2 - -
Lutterworth - 1 £130 -
SLA
East Midlands

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

1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) ODBC
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
5 1 (11.11%) COM
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis

SLA
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VLAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
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
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) COM
2 1 (11.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft