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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 53 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.69% 1.05% 1.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.07% 26.92% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +22.10%
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
54 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.02% 3.92% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 1
Average daily rate £325 £243 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -19.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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
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 1 May 2015. 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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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 +12 12 £300 -7.69% 6
Durham - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 15 (71.43%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (66.67%) Finance
4 13 (61.90%) ITIL
5 12 (57.14%) Problem Management
5 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
5 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
6 11 (52.38%) PL/SQL
7 10 (47.62%) Linux
7 10 (47.62%) LDAP
7 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (42.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 9 (42.86%) High Availability
8 9 (42.86%) JMS
8 9 (42.86%) Informatica
8 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
8 9 (42.86%) HP
8 9 (42.86%) J2EE
8 9 (42.86%) Ant
8 9 (42.86%) WebLogic
8 9 (42.86%) JDBC
8 9 (42.86%) Service Management
8 9 (42.86%) Clustering
8 9 (42.86%) JNDI
9 8 (38.10%) AquaLogic
9 8 (38.10%) SOAP
9 8 (38.10%) Web Services
9 8 (38.10%) Java

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 9 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 8 (38.10%) AquaLogic
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle Database
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Ant
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Informatica Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Process Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) ETL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Governance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) JMS
1 9 (42.86%) J2EE
1 9 (42.86%) JDBC
1 9 (42.86%) JNDI
2 8 (38.10%) SOAP
2 8 (38.10%) Web Services
2 8 (38.10%) Middleware
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (19.05%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 10 (47.62%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (42.86%) High Availability
4 9 (42.86%) Service Management
5 8 (38.10%) SOA
6 6 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (28.57%) Workflow
7 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (23.81%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (14.29%) Data Management
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
10 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 1 (4.76%) ETL
10 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) SQL
2 11 (52.38%) PL/SQL
3 9 (42.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 8 (38.10%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 9 (42.86%) Informatica
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 9 (42.86%) HP
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