The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 21 32
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 2.52% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 26.67% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £350 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +159.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 17 15 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.41% 9.43% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Median daily rate £413 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +17.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Staffordshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Staffordshire

SLA
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
2 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Wiki
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Field Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Service Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) CRM Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
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