The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / Midlands
Rank 20 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.87% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.69% 2.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +10.31% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 13 43 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 11.30% 21.29% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 3
Median daily rate £500 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in the Midlands

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in the Midlands

SLA
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Midlands region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Kronos
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Automotive
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Kronos Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Kronos
1 1 (50.00%) VMware