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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 40 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.26% 1.42% 2.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.21% 30.43% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +75.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £294
% change year-on-year
- +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
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
38 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.62% 4.66% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 3
Average daily rate £371 £378 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.65% +39.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -16.25%

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
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 5 March 2015.

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
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 5 March 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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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
Tyne and Wear +16 9 £350 +7.69% 7
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 24 (80.00%) Oracle
2 17 (56.67%) Finance
3 16 (53.33%) SQL
4 15 (50.00%) ITIL
4 15 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 14 (46.67%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
6 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
7 12 (40.00%) HP
8 11 (36.67%) Linux
9 10 (33.33%) PL/SQL
9 10 (33.33%) WebLogic
9 10 (33.33%) Middleware
9 10 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (30.00%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (30.00%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (30.00%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (30.00%) OpenView
10 9 (30.00%) Java
10 9 (30.00%) LDAP
11 8 (26.67%) SOA
11 8 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (26.67%) AquaLogic
11 8 (26.67%) Workflow
11 8 (26.67%) Service Management
11 8 (26.67%) Oracle Workflow

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 8 (26.67%) AquaLogic
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) iPlanet
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) LDAP
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (46.67%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Ant
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (10.00%) Informatica Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) IT Support
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications Support
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Middleware
2 7 (23.33%) JNDI
2 7 (23.33%) JMS
2 7 (23.33%) J2EE
2 7 (23.33%) JDBC
3 5 (16.67%) SOAP
3 5 (16.67%) Web Services
3 5 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) Java EE
5 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.00%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) ITIL
1 15 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (26.67%) SOA
3 8 (26.67%) Workflow
3 8 (26.67%) Service Management
4 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (20.00%) High Availability
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (20.00%) Data Management
5 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (20.00%) Migration
6 5 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 7 (23.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.67%) VCP4
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) OpenView
2 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Oracle
2 12 (40.00%) HP
3 9 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (23.33%) Informatica
5 3 (10.00%) Lotus
5 3 (10.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) VMware
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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