The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 43 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.80% 0.62% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.32% 8.70% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
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£418 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.60 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £14.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.96% -6.34%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
37 23 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.39% 7.12% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 17
Average daily rate £369 £500 £241
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +107.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.86 - £17.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 - £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
SLA
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -8 8 £422 - 1
Cleveland - - - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) Oracle
3 9 (52.94%) HP
3 9 (52.94%) Problem Management
3 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
4 8 (47.06%) Workflow
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (47.06%) Migration
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (41.18%) Data Management
5 7 (41.18%) General Ledger
5 7 (41.18%) QA
6 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
6 6 (35.29%) UNIX
7 4 (23.53%) Service Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (47.06%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
1 3 (17.65%) 3G
1 3 (17.65%) DSL
1 3 (17.65%) 4G
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) General Ledger
3 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Coordinator
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
2 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Applications Support
3 2 (11.76%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Business Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) PMI
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) Problem Management
3 8 (47.06%) Workflow
3 8 (47.06%) Migration
3 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 7 (41.18%) Data Management
5 4 (23.53%) Service Management
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) SOA
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Content Management
8 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.88%) QMS
8 1 (5.88%) CAPA
8 1 (5.88%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCP
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) HP
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy