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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.77% 1.11% 3.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.48% 26.67% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 7
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£377 - £195
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 - £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 - £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £294 £308
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £6.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% -49.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £15.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.06% -2.34%
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
62 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.82% 4.17% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 3 16
Average daily rate £358 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.36% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +76.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%

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 22 October 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
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 22 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 October 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 22 £377 - 4
Durham - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 25 (67.57%) Oracle
2 21 (56.76%) Problem Management
3 20 (54.05%) HP
4 19 (51.35%) Security Cleared
5 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
5 17 (45.95%) SQL
5 17 (45.95%) Finance
6 16 (43.24%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (43.24%) ITIL
7 12 (32.43%) Configuration Management
7 12 (32.43%) Migration
7 12 (32.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (32.43%) Oracle EBS
7 12 (32.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (29.73%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (29.73%) Oracle General Ledger
8 11 (29.73%) QA
8 11 (29.73%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (29.73%) General Ledger
9 10 (27.03%) Data Management
9 10 (27.03%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
9 10 (27.03%) Workflow
9 10 (27.03%) Middleware
9 10 (27.03%) Java
9 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
9 10 (27.03%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (27.03%) Oracle Database
10 9 (24.32%) Oracle Forms

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 10 (27.03%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
3 6 (16.22%) AquaLogic
4 4 (10.81%) Apache
5 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.41%) IIS
6 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle Payables
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle General Ledger
3 11 (29.73%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (27.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) LDAP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle Reports
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle Database
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.11%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (10.81%) Ant
3 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) DBA
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (10.81%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Development Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (8.11%) Informatica Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Applications Support
6 1 (2.70%) Service Operations Manager
6 1 (2.70%) IT Support
6 1 (2.70%) Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Middleware
2 6 (16.22%) XML
3 5 (13.51%) Java EE
4 4 (10.81%) JMS
4 4 (10.81%) JDBC
4 4 (10.81%) J2EE
4 4 (10.81%) JNDI
5 3 (8.11%) SOAP
5 3 (8.11%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.70%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) AS400
4 1 (2.70%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Linux
2 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Problem Management
2 16 (43.24%) ITIL
3 12 (32.43%) Configuration Management
3 12 (32.43%) Migration
3 12 (32.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (32.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (27.03%) Data Management
4 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Workflow
5 7 (18.92%) SOA
5 7 (18.92%) Service Management
6 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
7 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.81%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) High Availability
8 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 10 (27.03%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
3 4 (10.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISEB
5 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 14001
2 2 (5.41%) BS15000
2 2 (5.41%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) OpenView
2 2 (5.41%) OVSD
3 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Oracle
2 20 (54.05%) HP
3 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.81%) Informatica
5 3 (8.11%) Business Objects
6 2 (5.41%) Lotus
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.19 per day
Posted: 5 days ago