The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.53% 3.25% 0.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 41.67% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Average daily rate £619 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.98% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +5.08%
SLA
East Midlands

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 Northamptonshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
13 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.48% 7.79% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 23
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £296 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £525 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +41.46%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Northamptonshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Northamptonshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

SLA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDA
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Supplier Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Vendor Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Vendor Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Improvement Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCDA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware