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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 82 50
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -32
Contract jobs citing SLA 78 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.91% 0.72% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.36% 6.84% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 3 15
Median daily rate £278 £220 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.13% -48.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £254 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Median hourly rate £10.30 £24.00 £14.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.08% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.43 £24.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £24.00 £25.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -1.43%
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
227 117 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.21% 10.53% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 99 73
Median daily rate £320 £480 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £622 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.47 £17.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £21.20 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +30 71 £275 +25.00% 3
Durham - 4 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 153 (72.86%) ITIL
2 125 (59.52%) HP
3 105 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 102 (48.57%) Windows
5 99 (47.14%) Security Cleared
5 99 (47.14%) Service Delivery
6 93 (44.29%) Oracle
7 92 (43.81%) Unix
8 91 (43.33%) AIX
9 84 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 84 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 81 (38.57%) Problem Management
11 79 (37.62%) Change Management
12 78 (37.14%) Windows Server
13 76 (36.19%) Linux
14 70 (33.33%) SAN
15 69 (32.86%) Microsoft
16 61 (29.05%) ServiceNow
17 58 (27.62%) BPSS Clearance
17 58 (27.62%) Solaris
18 51 (24.29%) Clustering
18 51 (24.29%) High Availability
19 48 (22.86%) QMS
20 47 (22.38%) Quality Management
21 45 (21.43%) Release Management
21 45 (21.43%) CA
21 45 (21.43%) Red Hat
22 42 (20.00%) ISO 9001
23 41 (19.52%) SQL Server
23 41 (19.52%) 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 29 (13.81%) WebLogic
2 10 (4.76%) Apache
2 10 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.29%) IIS
4 7 (3.33%) iPlanet
5 5 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.90%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.43%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.48%) CICS
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) HP Helion
2 2 (0.95%) Office 365
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (0.48%) GitHub
3 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.48%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 70 (33.33%) SAN
2 24 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 20 (9.52%) DHCP
3 20 (9.52%) DNS
4 17 (8.10%) Firewall
5 7 (3.33%) BIG-IP
6 6 (2.86%) 3G
6 6 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.43%) LDAP
8 2 (0.95%) FTP
8 2 (0.95%) NAS
8 2 (0.95%) SMS
8 2 (0.95%) SSH
8 2 (0.95%) VoIP
8 2 (0.95%) VPN
9 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.48%) HTTP
9 1 (0.48%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.48%) IPsec
9 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (19.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.43%) DB2
3 8 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.95%) Big Data
7 2 (0.95%) MySQL
8 1 (0.48%) DataStage
8 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.29%) MSI
2 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) GitLab
3 1 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (0.95%) Finance
2 1 (0.48%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (16.19%) Support Engineer
2 31 (14.76%) Administrator
3 24 (11.43%) Support Specialist
4 20 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 17 (8.10%) Linux Support
6 15 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
7 11 (5.24%) Server Support
7 11 (5.24%) Unix Engineer
7 11 (5.24%) Unix Support
8 10 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (4.29%) AIX Engineer
9 9 (4.29%) Desktop Support
9 9 (4.29%) Linux Support Engineer
9 9 (4.29%) Solaris Administrator
9 9 (4.29%) Unix Support Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) AIX Support
10 8 (3.81%) Solaris Engineer
11 7 (3.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 7 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.48%) Middleware
2 7 (3.33%) JSP
3 6 (2.86%) J2EE
4 4 (1.90%) ADO
5 3 (1.43%) SAP Basis
6 2 (0.95%) CSS
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.95%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.48%) LAMP
7 1 (0.48%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 51 (24.29%) Clustering
2 34 (16.19%) Management Information System
3 31 (14.76%) Computer Science
4 16 (7.62%) Mainframe
5 13 (6.19%) CMDB
6 7 (3.33%) User Experience
7 6 (2.86%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.86%) Replication
7 6 (2.86%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.90%) AS400
8 4 (1.90%) Tandem
9 3 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.95%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.95%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
10 2 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.95%) IVR
10 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 102 (48.57%) Windows
2 92 (43.81%) Unix
3 91 (43.33%) AIX
4 78 (37.14%) Windows Server
5 76 (36.19%) Linux
6 58 (27.62%) Solaris
7 40 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (7.62%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.33%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.38%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.43%) HPUX
14 2 (0.95%) zOS
15 1 (0.48%) Android
15 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.48%) CentOS
15 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (72.86%) ITIL
2 105 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 99 (47.14%) Service Delivery
4 84 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 81 (38.57%) Problem Management
6 79 (37.62%) Change Management
7 51 (24.29%) High Availability
8 48 (22.86%) QMS
9 47 (22.38%) Quality Management
10 45 (21.43%) Release Management
11 38 (18.10%) Configuration Management
12 32 (15.24%) Compliance Management
13 27 (12.86%) Escalation Management
14 25 (11.90%) ITIL V3
15 24 (11.43%) Mentoring
16 22 (10.48%) SOA
17 19 (9.05%) E-Commerce
18 18 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
19 17 (8.10%) Disaster Recovery
20 16 (7.62%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.52%) SQL
2 23 (10.95%) VB
3 22 (10.48%) Perl
3 22 (10.48%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.76%) Java
5 7 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.38%) C
7 1 (0.48%) Jython
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) Python
7 1 (0.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) VB6
Qualifications
1 99 (47.14%) Security Cleared
2 84 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 58 (27.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 36 (17.14%) Degree
5 33 (15.71%) RHCE
6 31 (14.76%) AAT
7 22 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (5.71%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.76%) MCDBA
10 8 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (3.81%) MCSE
11 6 (2.86%) CCNP
11 6 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (2.38%) CCNA
12 5 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (2.38%) MCP
12 5 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (20.00%) ISO 9001
2 35 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (3.33%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 33 (15.71%) KVM
2 32 (15.24%) Oracle RAC
3 28 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 18 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (7.62%) Firmware
6 13 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (4.29%) Terminal Services
7 9 (4.29%) XenApp
8 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (17.62%) EMC NetWorker
2 22 (10.48%) Tivoli
3 20 (9.52%) MOM
4 19 (9.05%) HP SiteScope
5 16 (7.62%) OpenView
6 15 (7.14%) Perfmon
7 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (3.33%) HP SIM
8 7 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (2.86%) SCCM
10 4 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.95%) Puppet
12 1 (0.48%) Ansible
12 1 (0.48%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 125 (59.52%) HP
2 93 (44.29%) Oracle
3 69 (32.86%) Microsoft
4 61 (29.05%) ServiceNow
5 45 (21.43%) CA
5 45 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 33 (15.71%) EMC
7 26 (12.38%) IBM
8 24 (11.43%) VMware
9 22 (10.48%) BMC
10 21 (10.00%) Citrix
11 14 (6.67%) Cisco
12 10 (4.76%) Lotus
13 9 (4.29%) SAP
14 8 (3.81%) F5
15 7 (3.33%) BEA
15 7 (3.33%) Sun
16 5 (2.38%) Meridio
17 4 (1.90%) AppSense
17 4 (1.90%) ThinPrint
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