Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 42 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.61% 1.81% 1.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.56% 17.74% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Merseyside median daily rate £360 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.56% -38.42%
10th Percentile £234 £199 £184
90th Percentile £518 £405 £314
North West median daily rate £275 £300 £320
% change year-on-year -8.33% -6.25% +137.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Merseyside median hourly rate - £8.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.31% +11.11%
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -48.00% +53.85% +8.33%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 54 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.98% 10.21% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 43
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £253
90th Percentile £543 £550 £847
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Merseyside median hourly rate - £8.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.31% +28.57%
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -46.00% +11.11% +42.86%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 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
Liverpool -2 2 £500 +100.00%
Wirral +5 1 £220 -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 17 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) German Language
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Workday

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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) German Language
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Workday Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Workday Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Workday