The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 0.78% - 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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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 Durham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Durham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Durham 3.88% 4.17% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate £325 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +4.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Durham

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Durham

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

SLA
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Durham 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%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) iPlanet
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Durham 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) iPlanet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle