The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 28 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 41 33
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.30% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 6.25% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £290 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 35 16 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 10.32% 4.82% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 47
Median daily rate £488 £320 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.34% -36.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £263 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £855
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -10.71% +29.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Merseyside

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Merseyside

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 4 (57.14%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 2 (28.57%) Web Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 2 (28.57%) SEO
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Web Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Manager
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Incident Manager
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) CRM
1 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) SEO
2 2 (28.57%) Web Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification