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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 40 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.37% 1.31% 2.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.32% 27.78% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +170.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £500 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +1.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
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
37 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.65% 4.72% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 7
Average daily rate £350 £439 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.22% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -25.43%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 -7 5 £275 -45.00% 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 22 (75.86%) Oracle
2 13 (44.83%) HP
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) Finance
3 12 (41.38%) Problem Management
4 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
4 11 (37.93%) ITIL
4 11 (37.93%) Linux
5 10 (34.48%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) OpenView
5 10 (34.48%) Middleware
6 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
6 9 (31.03%) WebLogic
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle Database
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (24.14%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (24.14%) Service Management
8 7 (24.14%) LDAP
8 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
8 7 (24.14%) SOA
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (20.69%) AquaLogic
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (20.69%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (17.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 5 (17.24%) Java EE

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (31.03%) WebLogic
2 6 (20.69%) AquaLogic
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (13.79%) Apache
5 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
6 2 (6.90%) IIS
7 1 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (3.45%) iPlanet
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) LDAP
2 2 (6.90%) DHCP
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Ant
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) DBA
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Service Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Middleware
2 5 (17.24%) JNDI
2 5 (17.24%) Java EE
2 5 (17.24%) J2EE
2 5 (17.24%) JDBC
2 5 (17.24%) JMS
3 3 (10.34%) SOAP
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) UNIX
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Problem Management
2 11 (37.93%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) SOA
3 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
3 7 (24.14%) Service Management
4 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.24%) Workflow
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Data Management
5 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
5 4 (13.79%) High Availability
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
3 5 (17.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) BS7799
2 1 (3.45%) BS15000
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) OpenView
2 2 (6.90%) OVSD
3 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Oracle
2 13 (44.83%) HP
3 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.24%) Informatica
5 3 (10.34%) Lotus
5 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) VMware