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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.32% 1.37% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.58% 27.59% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +19.29%
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
57 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.35% 4.96% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 3
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +20.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Tyne and Wear +1 17 £300 -26.15% 5
Durham - 1 - - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 22 (73.33%) Oracle
2 21 (70.00%) SQL
3 20 (66.67%) ITIL
4 19 (63.33%) Problem Management
5 17 (56.67%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (53.33%) Linux
7 15 (50.00%) J2EE
7 15 (50.00%) Ant
7 15 (50.00%) WebLogic
7 15 (50.00%) Informatica
7 15 (50.00%) Service Management
7 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (50.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
8 14 (46.67%) Finance
8 14 (46.67%) Shell Script
8 14 (46.67%) Java
8 14 (46.67%) SOAP
8 14 (46.67%) Web Services
9 13 (43.33%) LDAP
9 13 (43.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (36.67%) PL/SQL
11 10 (33.33%) HP
12 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
12 9 (30.00%) JDBC
12 9 (30.00%) JMS
12 9 (30.00%) High Availability
12 9 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (30.00%) Clustering
12 9 (30.00%) JNDI

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 15 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (26.67%) AquaLogic
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) iPlanet
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) LDAP
2 3 (10.00%) DHCP
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) 3G
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Ant
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Informatica Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Linux Support
4 4 (13.33%) Administrator
4 4 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Development Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Informatica Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) J2EE
2 14 (46.67%) SOAP
2 14 (46.67%) Web Services
3 9 (30.00%) JDBC
3 9 (30.00%) JMS
3 9 (30.00%) JNDI
4 8 (26.67%) Middleware
5 3 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (13.33%) UNIX
4 3 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) ITIL
2 19 (63.33%) Problem Management
3 15 (50.00%) Service Management
4 13 (43.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (30.00%) High Availability
6 8 (26.67%) SOA
7 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.00%) Workflow
8 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
10 3 (10.00%) Migration
10 3 (10.00%) Data Management
10 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (6.67%) ETL
12 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
12 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 14 (46.67%) Shell Script
3 14 (46.67%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) PL/SQL
5 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) OpenView
2 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Oracle
2 15 (50.00%) Informatica
3 10 (33.33%) HP
4 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) AppSense
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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