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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.63% 1.07% 3.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.71% 30.77% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +354.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £500 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +8.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
41 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.14% 3.49% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 11
Average daily rate £354 £365 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.13% +35.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £25.50 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.86% +104.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -19 12 £400 -20.00% 3
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (63.89%) Oracle
2 17 (47.22%) Problem Management
3 16 (44.44%) HP
4 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) SQL
6 13 (36.11%) ITIL
7 12 (33.33%) Finance
8 11 (30.56%) Oracle Applications
8 11 (30.56%) Linux
9 10 (27.78%) Java
9 10 (27.78%) OpenView
9 10 (27.78%) Middleware
10 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (25.00%) WebLogic
10 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (22.22%) Service Management
12 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (19.44%) Migration
12 7 (19.44%) LDAP
12 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
12 7 (19.44%) SOA
12 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (19.44%) QA
13 6 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (16.67%) Oracle Payables

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (16.67%) AquaLogic
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (11.11%) Apache
5 3 (8.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (5.56%) IIS
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.78%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (2.78%) iPlanet
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) LDAP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Ant
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) DBA
1 5 (13.89%) Service Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (8.33%) Informatica Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Wintel Support
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications Support
5 1 (2.78%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Middleware
2 5 (13.89%) Java EE
2 5 (13.89%) JNDI
2 5 (13.89%) JMS
2 5 (13.89%) J2EE
2 5 (13.89%) JDBC
3 4 (11.11%) XML
4 3 (8.33%) SOAP
4 3 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) CMDB
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
3 1 (2.78%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (16.67%) UNIX
4 5 (13.89%) Windows
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Problem Management
2 13 (36.11%) ITIL
3 9 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (22.22%) Service Management
5 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (19.44%) Migration
5 7 (19.44%) SOA
5 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (16.67%) Data Management
6 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Workflow
8 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) High Availability
8 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 2 (5.56%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
4 5 (13.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) BS7799
2 2 (5.56%) BS15000
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) OpenView
2 2 (5.56%) OVSD
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Oracle
2 16 (44.44%) HP
3 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (13.89%) Informatica
5 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
5 3 (8.33%) Lotus
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) VMware
7 1 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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