The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the East Midlands region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 66 62 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.58% 2.07% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.83% 29.13% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £150 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.00 £13.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £9.32 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £26.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
116 103 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.96% 7.12% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 61
Average daily rate £343 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £14.25 £35.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.85% +6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £9.69 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £56.16 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
SLA
England

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £363 -3.33% 3
Leicestershire +2 8 £138 - 3
Northamptonshire -4 4 £148 -9.23% 1
Lincolnshire +6 1 - - 1
Derbyshire -2 1 - - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 21 (36.84%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) Service Delivery
3 13 (22.81%) Windows
3 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
4 9 (15.79%) Service Management
5 8 (14.04%) Project Management
5 8 (14.04%) Validation
6 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (12.28%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.28%) C
6 7 (12.28%) PMI
6 7 (12.28%) PMP
6 7 (12.28%) PMI Certification
7 6 (10.53%) SQL
7 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 6 (10.53%) Change Management
7 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
8 5 (8.77%) Retail
8 5 (8.77%) SCCM
8 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
8 5 (8.77%) SAP
8 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
8 5 (8.77%) Office 365
9 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Management
9 4 (7.02%) MS Office
9 4 (7.02%) Problem Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) SAS
2 2 (3.51%) Lync
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.75%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) VoIP
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.75%) NAS
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
3 1 (1.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SAP BW
1 3 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 5 (8.77%) Retail
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Service Manager
2 7 (12.28%) Help Desk Support
2 7 (12.28%) Project Manager
2 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Consultant
5 4 (7.02%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.02%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) MI Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Help Desk Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) SAP Retail Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) PMI
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) SCADA
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
2 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.26%) UNIX
3 3 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.51%) Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.75%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.79%) Service Management
4 8 (14.04%) Project Management
4 8 (14.04%) Validation
5 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.28%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2
6 6 (10.53%) Change Management
7 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Management
7 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.26%) Logistics
8 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.51%) ITSM
9 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.51%) System Testing
9 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.51%) Data Management
10 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.75%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) C
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 7 (12.28%) PMP
1 7 (12.28%) PMI Certification
2 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) SAP
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) HP
4 2 (3.51%) Remedy
4 2 (3.51%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) NetScout
5 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) Avaya
East Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + Neg.
Posted: 10 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £8 - £9 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago