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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 68 43 34
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.70% 3.05% 1.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.87% 28.13% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
67 64 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.32% 10.83% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 53 10
Average daily rate £336 £418 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.46% -13.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £323 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.68 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 -24 18 £263 -41.66%
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (59.46%) ITIL
2 21 (56.76%) SQL
3 19 (51.35%) Security Cleared
4 18 (48.65%) Problem Management
5 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
5 17 (45.95%) Service Management
5 17 (45.95%) Oracle
5 17 (45.95%) Linux
6 16 (43.24%) Ant
6 16 (43.24%) WebLogic
6 16 (43.24%) SOAP
6 16 (43.24%) Web Services
6 16 (43.24%) J2EE
6 16 (43.24%) Java
6 16 (43.24%) HP
6 16 (43.24%) Informatica
6 16 (43.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 16 (43.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (40.54%) Shell Script
8 13 (35.14%) LDAP
9 12 (32.43%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (29.73%) Windows
10 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
11 10 (27.03%) High Availability
11 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
11 10 (27.03%) JDBC
11 10 (27.03%) JMS
11 10 (27.03%) Finance
11 10 (27.03%) Clustering
11 10 (27.03%) JNDI

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (43.24%) WebLogic
2 9 (24.32%) AquaLogic
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) LDAP
2 9 (24.32%) DNS
3 8 (21.62%) DHCP
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) 3G
4 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Ant
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
1 7 (18.92%) Administrator
2 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Informatica Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Linux Support
5 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Support Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Development Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) J2EE
1 16 (43.24%) SOAP
1 16 (43.24%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) JDBC
2 10 (27.03%) JMS
2 10 (27.03%) JNDI
3 9 (24.32%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) HTML
4 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) PKI
2 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) ITIL
2 18 (48.65%) Problem Management
3 17 (45.95%) Service Management
4 16 (43.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (27.03%) High Availability
6 9 (24.32%) SOA
7 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
8 4 (10.81%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 2 (5.41%) ETL
10 2 (5.41%) Change Management
11 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
11 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (2.70%) Workflow
11 1 (2.70%) Migration
11 1 (2.70%) Data Management
11 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (2.70%) CRM
11 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 15 (40.54%) Shell Script
4 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
5 10 (27.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) C
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.81%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) Xen
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.41%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) OpenView
2 3 (8.11%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (8.11%) HP SIM
3 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) SCOM
3 2 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.70%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Oracle
2 16 (43.24%) HP
2 16 (43.24%) Informatica
3 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
3 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.92%) VMware
5 5 (13.51%) Citrix
5 5 (13.51%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) McAfee
7 2 (5.41%) AppSense
8 1 (2.70%) Lotus
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
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