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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.31% 1.98% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.87% 30.43% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 7
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£425 - £195
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 - £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 - £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.80 £6.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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
77 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.08% 6.52% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 8 21
Average daily rate £375 £450 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +85.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £508 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 £6.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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 -11 23 £425 - 2
Durham - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Cleveland - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (63.64%) Oracle
2 19 (57.58%) HP
3 18 (54.55%) Problem Management
4 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
4 16 (48.48%) SQL
5 14 (42.42%) Finance
5 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
6 13 (39.39%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (39.39%) ITIL
7 11 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 11 (33.33%) Migration
7 11 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
7 11 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (30.30%) Oracle Payables
8 10 (30.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (30.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (30.30%) Regression Testing
8 10 (30.30%) Workflow
8 10 (30.30%) QA
9 9 (27.27%) General Ledger
9 9 (27.27%) Data Management
9 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle General Ledger
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle Receivables
9 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database
10 8 (24.24%) UNIX
10 8 (24.24%) Java

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (30.30%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.12%) AquaLogic
4 3 (9.09%) Apache
5 2 (6.06%) IIS
5 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle UPK
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (30.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle General Ledger
4 9 (27.27%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (9.09%) Ant
3 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) DBA
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle DBA
2 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Development Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
2 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications Support
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Informatica Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) IT Support
5 1 (3.03%) Designer
5 1 (3.03%) Service Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Middleware
2 4 (12.12%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) Java EE
3 3 (9.09%) JNDI
3 3 (9.09%) JMS
3 3 (9.09%) JDBC
3 3 (9.09%) J2EE
4 2 (6.06%) SOAP
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) Data Conversion
4 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) UNIX
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Problem Management
2 13 (39.39%) ITIL
3 11 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 11 (33.33%) Migration
3 11 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (30.30%) Regression Testing
4 10 (30.30%) Workflow
5 9 (27.27%) Data Management
6 6 (18.18%) SOA
6 6 (18.18%) Service Management
7 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.12%) CRM
8 4 (12.12%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.09%) Change Management
9 3 (9.09%) Six Sigma
10 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) PL/SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
2 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) BS7799
2 2 (6.06%) BS15000
2 2 (6.06%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) OpenView
2 2 (6.06%) OVSD
3 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Oracle
2 19 (57.58%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.09%) Informatica
5 2 (6.06%) Lotus
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Remedy