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 22 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 20 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.63% 2.31% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 16.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £188 £364 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.32% +11.66%  

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 14 25 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.28% 14.45% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 19
Median daily rate £413 £200 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +106.25% -44.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £149 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £418 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - - 1
SLA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Wiki
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP

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 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DMVPN
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) HSRP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) F5