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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 93 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.91% 1.30% 2.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.03% 12.80% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 13
Median daily rate £388 £90 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+330.55% -70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £65 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £205 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Median hourly rate £8.91 £12.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.79% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £11.75 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £13.00 £16.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.22% -1.43%
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
136 164 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.23% 10.12% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 69
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Median hourly rate £8.91 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.76% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.53 £11.21 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £47.50 £19.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +6 6 £500 - 2
Northamptonshire 0 6 £120 -11.11% 4
Leicestershire -9 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -11 2 £388 +101.29% 4
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 12 (29.27%) Finance
3 8 (19.51%) Windows
4 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
4 7 (17.07%) Financial Institution
5 6 (14.63%) Service Management
5 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.63%) Time Management
6 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
6 4 (9.76%) MS Office
6 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
6 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
7 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.32%) Oracle
7 3 (7.32%) XML
7 3 (7.32%) IBM
7 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 3 (7.32%) Retail
8 2 (4.88%) AS400
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.88%) Workflow

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle TCA
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) ADSL
2 1 (2.44%) Broadband
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) NAS
2 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Discoverer
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) DataStax
2 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.44%) HBase
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Advertising
5 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Administrator
4 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.32%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Computer Operator
5 2 (4.88%) Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Head of Test
5 2 (4.88%) Head of UAT
5 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) AS400
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) BYOD
4 1 (2.44%) EPoS
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) Neural Network
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Service Management
2 6 (14.63%) Time Management
3 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
3 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.88%) ERP
5 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.88%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) JCL
3 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.44%) APMG
2 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.44%) MCP
2 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.44%) PMP
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SEPA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.44%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) IBM
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.88%) Remedy
4 1 (2.44%) Altiris
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec
4 1 (2.44%) Webroot