The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 99 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.05% 2.28% 1.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.81% 23.38% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 8 5
Median daily rate £283 £300 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.60% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -7.57%
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 North East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
226 77 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.10% 9.73% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 53 24
Median daily rate £290 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 North East

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the North East region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Tyne and Wear +9 94 £283 -5.83% 5
Durham +7 5 - - 3
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 North East region with a requirement for SLA.

1 75 (70.75%) ITIL
2 67 (63.21%) HP
3 56 (52.83%) Security Cleared
4 52 (49.06%) SC Cleared
5 50 (47.17%) Incident Management
6 49 (46.23%) Windows
7 44 (41.51%) Problem Management
8 42 (39.62%) Service Delivery
9 40 (37.74%) Unix
9 40 (37.74%) Oracle
10 38 (35.85%) Change Management
11 37 (34.91%) Linux
11 37 (34.91%) AIX
12 36 (33.96%) Root Cause Analysis
13 35 (33.02%) Windows Server
14 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
15 30 (28.30%) SAN
16 29 (27.36%) ServiceNow
17 27 (25.47%) BPSS Clearance
18 25 (23.58%) Solaris
19 23 (21.70%) QMS
20 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
20 21 (19.81%) Escalation Management
21 20 (18.87%) Red Hat
21 20 (18.87%) Degree
21 20 (18.87%) Clustering
22 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
22 19 (17.92%) ITIL V3
22 19 (17.92%) CA
22 19 (17.92%) SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (13.21%) WebLogic
2 7 (6.60%) iPlanet
3 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.83%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.83%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.83%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.89%) Apache
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.89%) IIS
5 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.94%) CICS
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.30%) SAN
2 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.49%) DHCP
3 9 (8.49%) DNS
3 9 (8.49%) Firewall
4 7 (6.60%) BIG-IP
5 5 (4.72%) 3G
6 4 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.83%) LDAP
8 2 (1.89%) FTP
8 2 (1.89%) NAS
8 2 (1.89%) SSH
9 1 (0.94%) 2G
9 1 (0.94%) DWDM
9 1 (0.94%) HTTP
9 1 (0.94%) Internet
9 1 (0.94%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.94%) Network Security
9 1 (0.94%) RNC
9 1 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.21%) DB2
3 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (4.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.89%) Big Data
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.89%) Finance
1 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (11.32%) Administrator
2 11 (10.38%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.49%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (7.55%) Support Specialist
5 7 (6.60%) Architect
6 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.66%) IT Support
6 6 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Wintel Support
7 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) DBA
7 5 (4.72%) Field Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.77%) Chief Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) JSP
2 6 (5.66%) J2EE
2 6 (5.66%) Middleware
3 4 (3.77%) ADO
4 3 (2.83%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Clustering
2 19 (17.92%) Management Information System
3 15 (14.15%) Computer Science
4 14 (13.21%) Mainframe
5 6 (5.66%) CMDB
6 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.72%) Fat Client
6 5 (4.72%) IVR
6 5 (4.72%) Replication
6 5 (4.72%) Thin Client
6 5 (4.72%) User Experience
7 3 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.89%) AS400
8 2 (1.89%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.89%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.89%) Tandem
9 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (46.23%) Windows
2 40 (37.74%) Unix
3 37 (34.91%) AIX
3 37 (34.91%) Linux
4 35 (33.02%) Windows Server
5 25 (23.58%) Solaris
6 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (9.43%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.89%) HPUX
10 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.89%) zOS
11 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (70.75%) ITIL
2 50 (47.17%) Incident Management
3 44 (41.51%) Problem Management
4 42 (39.62%) Service Delivery
5 38 (35.85%) Change Management
6 36 (33.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 23 (21.70%) QMS
8 21 (19.81%) Escalation Management
9 19 (17.92%) ITIL V3
10 18 (16.98%) Release Management
11 16 (15.09%) High Availability
11 16 (15.09%) Quality Management
12 14 (13.21%) Configuration Management
13 13 (12.26%) ITSM
13 13 (12.26%) Mentoring
14 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
15 11 (10.38%) Knowledge Management
15 11 (10.38%) Project Management
16 9 (8.49%) Performance Management
16 9 (8.49%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.92%) SQL
2 12 (11.32%) Perl
2 12 (11.32%) Shell Script
2 12 (11.32%) VB
3 10 (9.43%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (52.83%) Security Cleared
2 52 (49.06%) SC Cleared
3 27 (25.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (18.87%) Degree
5 11 (10.38%) AAT
5 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (9.43%) RHCE
7 6 (5.66%) MCDBA
8 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
8 5 (4.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (4.72%) MCSE
9 2 (1.89%) CCNA
9 2 (1.89%) CCNP
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.89%) MCP
9 2 (1.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (1.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 16 (15.09%) ISO 9001
2 7 (6.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.26%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (9.43%) KVM
3 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.60%) XenApp
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.77%) Firmware
7 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (16.98%) EMC NetWorker
2 12 (11.32%) Tivoli
3 10 (9.43%) MOM
4 9 (8.49%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (6.60%) OpenView
5 7 (6.60%) Perfmon
5 7 (6.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (4.72%) SCCM
7 3 (2.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.94%) OVSD
Vendors
1 67 (63.21%) HP
2 40 (37.74%) Oracle
3 31 (29.25%) Microsoft
4 29 (27.36%) ServiceNow
5 20 (18.87%) Red Hat
6 19 (17.92%) CA
7 14 (13.21%) VMware
8 13 (12.26%) Citrix
8 13 (12.26%) EMC
9 12 (11.32%) BMC
10 11 (10.38%) Cisco
11 8 (7.55%) IBM
12 7 (6.60%) BEA
12 7 (6.60%) F5
12 7 (6.60%) Sun
13 5 (4.72%) SAP
14 4 (3.77%) Meridio
15 3 (2.83%) AppSense
15 3 (2.83%) Lotus
15 3 (2.83%) Opsware
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