The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 26 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.79% 1.16% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 11.11% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.29%
SLA
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 2.36% 10.47% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Average daily rate £320 £263 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% +19.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the County Antrim region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

SLA
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 1 - - 2
SLA
Northern Ireland

SLA
Top 8 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) ZAP BI
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) ZAP BI
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Support Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft