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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.33% 2.34% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 33.33% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate £563 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.78% -24.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
28 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.33% 7.01% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 20
Average daily rate £450 £385 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £595 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.75 £10.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -34.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 1 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (11.11%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (11.11%) Brocade
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
5 1 (11.11%) Celerra
5 1 (11.11%) SCCM
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) NAS
5 1 (11.11%) Veeam

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) NAS
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Supplier Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Vendor Manager
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Improvement Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Celerra
1 1 (11.11%) CLARiiON
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCDA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
2 1 (11.11%) Brocade
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) CommVault
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Dell Compellent
2 1 (11.11%) EMC
2 1 (11.11%) Fujitsu
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Veeam