Period
to 17 October 2017

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 6 months to 17 October 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 32 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.69% 3.07% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.39% 18.31% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £189 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.12% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £250 £306 £283
% change year-on-year -18.37% +8.41% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £25.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -28.57%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 23 71 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.70% 16.75% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 20
Staffordshire median daily rate £363 £233 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.91% -40.00% +26.02%
10th Percentile £181 £155 £251
90th Percentile £475 £423 £430
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £376
% change year-on-year - -0.33% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £11.18 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.36% +37.50% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -40.00% -20.48% +74.67%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Staffordshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Staffordshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 2 £188 +13.64% 2
SLA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Wiki
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

SLA
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) CRM Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Account Manager
2 1 (25.00%) ICT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft