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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 23 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 159 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.52% 3.13% 2.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.18% 29.00% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 12 13
Median daily rate £280 £263 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -38.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £223 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £275 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -9.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
283 100 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.72% 10.78% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 73 45
Median daily rate £280 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.82% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £228 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £13.75 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.95 £21.00 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +24 155 £278 +5.71% 2
Durham +9 2 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 126 (69.61%) ITIL
2 112 (61.88%) HP
3 94 (51.93%) Incident Management
4 91 (50.28%) Security Cleared
5 86 (47.51%) Windows
6 85 (46.96%) Oracle
7 82 (45.30%) Service Delivery
8 81 (44.75%) Unix
9 78 (43.09%) SC Cleared
10 76 (41.99%) Root Cause Analysis
11 73 (40.33%) AIX
12 70 (38.67%) Change Management
13 69 (38.12%) Problem Management
14 67 (37.02%) Linux
15 65 (35.91%) SAN
16 64 (35.36%) Windows Server
17 56 (30.94%) Microsoft
18 51 (28.18%) ServiceNow
18 51 (28.18%) BPSS Clearance
19 48 (26.52%) Solaris
20 44 (24.31%) High Availability
20 44 (24.31%) Clustering
21 41 (22.65%) CA
22 40 (22.10%) QMS
23 39 (21.55%) SQL Server
24 38 (20.99%) SQL
25 37 (20.44%) Red Hat
26 35 (19.34%) Management Information System
26 35 (19.34%) Release Management
26 35 (19.34%) Degree

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 26 (14.36%) WebLogic
2 10 (5.52%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.97%) Apache
3 9 (4.97%) IIS
4 7 (3.87%) iPlanet
5 5 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.66%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.66%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.55%) CICS
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (15.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.66%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (35.91%) SAN
2 22 (12.15%) TCP/IP
3 18 (9.94%) DHCP
3 18 (9.94%) DNS
4 16 (8.84%) Firewall
5 7 (3.87%) BIG-IP
6 6 (3.31%) 3G
6 6 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.66%) LDAP
8 2 (1.10%) FTP
8 2 (1.10%) NAS
8 2 (1.10%) SMS
8 2 (1.10%) SSH
9 1 (0.55%) HTTP
9 1 (0.55%) Internet
9 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.55%) Network Security
9 1 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.55%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.26%) DB2
3 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (4.97%) MSI
2 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (1.10%) Finance
2 1 (0.55%) Banking
2 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (15.47%) Support Engineer
2 27 (14.92%) Administrator
3 18 (9.94%) Support Specialist
4 17 (9.39%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (7.18%) Linux Administrator
5 13 (7.18%) Linux Support
6 9 (4.97%) Linux Support Engineer
6 9 (4.97%) Server Support
6 9 (4.97%) Solaris Administrator
7 8 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.42%) AIX Engineer
7 8 (4.42%) Desktop Support
7 8 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.42%) Unix Engineer
7 8 (4.42%) Unix Support
8 7 (3.87%) Architect
8 7 (3.87%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.87%) Solaris Engineer
8 7 (3.87%) Subject Matter Expert
8 7 (3.87%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.05%) Middleware
2 7 (3.87%) JSP
3 6 (3.31%) J2EE
4 4 (2.21%) ADO
5 3 (1.66%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.10%) CSS
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.31%) Clustering
2 35 (19.34%) Management Information System
3 30 (16.57%) Computer Science
4 16 (8.84%) Mainframe
5 13 (7.18%) CMDB
6 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.87%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.87%) Thin Client
6 7 (3.87%) User Experience
7 6 (3.31%) Replication
8 5 (2.76%) IVR
9 4 (2.21%) AS400
9 4 (2.21%) Tandem
10 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.10%) Grid Computing
11 2 (1.10%) HP Storage
11 2 (1.10%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (47.51%) Windows
2 81 (44.75%) Unix
3 73 (40.33%) AIX
4 67 (37.02%) Linux
5 64 (35.36%) Windows Server
6 48 (26.52%) Solaris
7 31 (17.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (6.63%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.66%) HPUX
11 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.10%) zOS
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (69.61%) ITIL
2 94 (51.93%) Incident Management
3 82 (45.30%) Service Delivery
4 76 (41.99%) Root Cause Analysis
5 70 (38.67%) Change Management
6 69 (38.12%) Problem Management
7 44 (24.31%) High Availability
8 40 (22.10%) QMS
9 35 (19.34%) Release Management
10 33 (18.23%) Configuration Management
10 33 (18.23%) Quality Management
11 27 (14.92%) Escalation Management
12 26 (14.36%) ITIL V3
13 24 (13.26%) Mentoring
14 19 (10.50%) E-Commerce
14 19 (10.50%) SOA
15 18 (9.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (9.94%) Knowledge Management
16 16 (8.84%) Performance Management
16 16 (8.84%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 38 (20.99%) SQL
2 22 (12.15%) Perl
2 22 (12.15%) Shell Script
2 22 (12.15%) VB
3 10 (5.52%) Java
4 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.76%) C
6 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 91 (50.28%) Security Cleared
2 78 (43.09%) SC Cleared
3 51 (28.18%) BPSS Clearance
4 35 (19.34%) Degree
5 31 (17.13%) AAT
6 26 (14.36%) RHCE
7 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (6.08%) DV Cleared
9 10 (5.52%) MCDBA
10 8 (4.42%) MCSE
11 5 (2.76%) CCNA
11 5 (2.76%) CCNP
11 5 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.76%) MCP
12 2 (1.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (1.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.23%) ISO 9001
2 28 (15.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (3.87%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 27 (14.92%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (14.36%) KVM
3 23 (12.71%) Active Directory
4 17 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (8.84%) Firmware
6 13 (7.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (4.97%) Terminal Services
7 9 (4.97%) XenApp
8 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 32 (17.68%) EMC NetWorker
2 22 (12.15%) Tivoli
3 20 (11.05%) MOM
4 19 (10.50%) HP SiteScope
5 16 (8.84%) OpenView
6 15 (8.29%) Perfmon
7 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (4.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (3.87%) HP SIM
8 7 (3.87%) SCCM
8 7 (3.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.55%) OVSD
Vendors
1 112 (61.88%) HP
2 85 (46.96%) Oracle
3 56 (30.94%) Microsoft
4 51 (28.18%) ServiceNow
5 41 (22.65%) CA
6 37 (20.44%) Red Hat
7 28 (15.47%) EMC
8 22 (12.15%) BMC
8 22 (12.15%) Citrix
8 22 (12.15%) VMware
9 19 (10.50%) IBM
10 11 (6.08%) Cisco
11 10 (5.52%) Lotus
12 9 (4.97%) SAP
13 7 (3.87%) BEA
13 7 (3.87%) F5
13 7 (3.87%) Sun
14 5 (2.76%) Meridio
15 4 (2.21%) AppSense
15 4 (2.21%) ThinPrint
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