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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 62 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.60% 2.12% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.06% 29.06% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £102 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +27.65%
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
151 117 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 8.76% 7.30% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 63 35
Average daily rate £389 £325 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.81 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% -60.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.72 £8.68 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £16.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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
Leicestershire +15 18 £353 +48.42% 4
Derbyshire +10 18 £400 +25.00% 3
Northamptonshire +9 18 £364 -14.41% 3
Nottinghamshire -7 10 £485 +76.36% 5
Lincolnshire - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 (25.93%) ITIL
2 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
3 17 (20.99%) Finance
3 17 (20.99%) Windows
4 16 (19.75%) MS Excel
4 16 (19.75%) MS Office
5 15 (18.52%) Service Delivery
6 14 (17.28%) Financial Institution
7 12 (14.81%) Hedge funds
8 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 9 (11.11%) Linux
9 8 (9.88%) SQL
9 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
9 8 (9.88%) Change Management
9 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
9 8 (9.88%) Banking
10 7 (8.64%) HPUX
10 7 (8.64%) Ericsson
10 7 (8.64%) Shell Script
10 7 (8.64%) Line Management
10 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (8.64%) WFM
10 7 (8.64%) Problem Management
10 7 (8.64%) DataPower
10 7 (8.64%) Bash Shell
11 6 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (7.41%) Statistics
11 6 (7.41%) RNC
11 6 (7.41%) Coaching

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 16 (19.75%) MS Excel
1 16 (19.75%) MS Office
2 3 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) RNC
1 6 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
1 6 (7.41%) SDH
1 6 (7.41%) UMTS
1 6 (7.41%) Ethernet
1 6 (7.41%) ATM
1 6 (7.41%) GSM
2 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) Internet
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.23%) Wireless
4 1 (1.23%) 2G
4 1 (1.23%) LAN
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.23%) FTP
4 1 (1.23%) 3G
4 1 (1.23%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.70%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Subversion
1 1 (1.23%) JUnit
1 1 (1.23%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (20.99%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Financial Institution
3 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.88%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.47%) Marketing
6 2 (2.47%) Billing
7 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (45.68%) Analyst
2 25 (30.86%) Service Analyst
3 18 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Service Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Field Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Messaging Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) SQL DBA
5 5 (6.17%) DBA
5 5 (6.17%) Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) SAP Retail Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Supplier Manager
8 2 (2.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 2 (2.47%) Incident Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Service Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) Web Services
1 1 (1.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Hedge funds
2 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.64%) DataPower
4 6 (7.41%) Statistics
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.23%) CMDB
5 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.99%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 9 (11.11%) Linux
3 7 (8.64%) HPUX
4 3 (3.70%) UNIX
4 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Solaris
6 1 (1.23%) AIX
6 1 (1.23%) MVS
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.88%) Change Management
4 7 (8.64%) Line Management
4 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.64%) WFM
4 7 (8.64%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.41%) Coaching
5 6 (7.41%) Service Management
5 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.17%) Workflow
6 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.17%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.94%) Logistics
7 4 (4.94%) High Availability
8 3 (3.70%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (2.47%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) Shell Script
2 7 (8.64%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.47%) REXX
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) Java
4 1 (1.23%) VB
4 1 (1.23%) ActionScript
4 1 (1.23%) JCL
4 1 (1.23%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.47%) CCNP
2 2 (2.47%) CCNA
3 1 (1.23%) MCSE
3 1 (1.23%) MCSA
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.23%) Dell Certification
3 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (23.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.23%) Puppet
1 1 (1.23%) CA Endevor
1 1 (1.23%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Ericsson
2 6 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) LANDesk
4 4 (4.94%) VMware
5 3 (3.70%) SAP
5 3 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle
7 1 (1.23%) Perforce
7 1 (1.23%) NEC
7 1 (1.23%) Sun
7 1 (1.23%) Nokia
7 1 (1.23%) Remedy
7 1 (1.23%) McAfee
7 1 (1.23%) Juniper
7 1 (1.23%) Dell
7 1 (1.23%) Nortel
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