The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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)
West Midlands / Worcestershire
Rank - - 13
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire - - 4.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +10.31% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
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 Worcestershire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Worcestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 4.17% 9.52% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
Median daily rate £311 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.83% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £450 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.50
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 Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire 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 Worcestershire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Worcestershire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Worcestershire