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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.80% 1.57% 2.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.42% 23.08% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 5
Average daily rate
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£450 - £95
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 - £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £15.50 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +0.32%
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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
62 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.20% 6.81% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 10 20
Average daily rate £425 £495 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +104.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.68 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 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 -9 16 £450 -
Durham -2 1 £150 - 2
Northumberland - - - - 1
Cleveland - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 15 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (52.00%) Oracle
4 12 (48.00%) SQL
4 12 (48.00%) HP
4 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (44.00%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (44.00%) Migration
5 11 (44.00%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (44.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (40.00%) ITIL
6 10 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 10 (40.00%) Workflow
6 10 (40.00%) Finance
6 10 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (40.00%) QA
6 10 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (40.00%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (36.00%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
7 9 (36.00%) Data Management
7 9 (36.00%) General Ledger
7 9 (36.00%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (36.00%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (32.00%) UNIX
9 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
9 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (16.00%) XML

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (44.00%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (40.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (40.00%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (36.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (36.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (4.00%) 3G
1 1 (4.00%) DSL
1 1 (4.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Development Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Applications Support
2 4 (16.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Applications Support
3 3 (12.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (8.00%) DBA
4 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Java EE
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (4.00%) Data Conversion
1 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 11 (44.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (44.00%) Migration
2 11 (44.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (40.00%) ITIL
3 10 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Workflow
4 9 (36.00%) Data Management
4 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.00%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
7 2 (8.00%) CMMI
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Content Management
7 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
5 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) BS7799
2 2 (8.00%) BS15000
2 2 (8.00%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Oracle
2 12 (48.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft