The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 75 57 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 24 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.53% 1.94% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.89% 31.46% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 18
Average daily rate £325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £398 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.59 £10.79 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.94% -20.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.58 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.92 £10.95 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
SLA
England

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 East Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
151 89 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.64% 6.16% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 46 56
Average daily rate £424 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.40% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £201 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £495 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.50 £10.79 £12.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.33% -12.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.11 £10.58 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £10.95 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 12 £325 -5.79% 3
Northamptonshire +4 4 £563 +75.78% 4
Leicestershire -14 4 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £350 -
Derbyshire -14 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 17 (35.42%) ITIL
2 16 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
4 9 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 8 (16.67%) SQL
6 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
6 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
6 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.58%) Finance
7 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
7 6 (12.50%) Service Management
7 6 (12.50%) MVS
7 6 (12.50%) Windows NT
7 6 (12.50%) Unix
7 6 (12.50%) MS Office
8 5 (10.42%) Oracle
8 5 (10.42%) Remedy
8 5 (10.42%) Data Management
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.33%) Change Control
9 4 (8.33%) Retail
9 4 (8.33%) Clinical Data Management
9 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
9 4 (8.33%) SDLC
9 4 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Degree
9 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.33%) Migration
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.33%) Telecoms

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
3 1 (2.08%) Network Security
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Service Manager
2 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (8.33%) Customer Support Manager
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Software Support Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Support Manager
4 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (4.17%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.17%) MVS Operator
5 2 (4.17%) PC Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Supplier Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Unix Operator
5 2 (4.17%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Celerra
4 1 (2.08%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) MVS
2 6 (12.50%) Unix
2 6 (12.50%) Windows NT
3 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.50%) Service Management
4 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (10.42%) Data Management
5 4 (8.33%) Change Control
5 4 (8.33%) Clinical Data Management
5 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) SDLC
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (6.25%) Coaching
6 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.17%) ITSM
7 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Java
2 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VB
2 4 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.17%) APMP
3 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.17%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) CCDA
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) CA Wily
1 3 (6.25%) Control-M
1 3 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.08%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Remedy
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix
3 4 (8.33%) Informatica
3 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.17%) Bomgar
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.08%) Brocade
5 1 (2.08%) CommVault
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (2.08%) EMC
5 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Veeam