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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.41% 0.61% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.46% 7.69% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £425 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
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
41 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.23% 7.93% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 9
Average daily rate £386 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -4.05%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Northampton - 14 £320 - 1
SLA
East Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 13 (48.15%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) Dell Certification
5 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Finance
5 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) UNIX
6 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
6 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Banking
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.70%) 3G
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.70%) 2G
1 1 (3.70%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JUnit
1 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support
4 3 (11.11%) Deskside Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Supplier Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) HPUX
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
2 5 (18.52%) Performance Management
3 4 (14.81%) Workflow
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) WFM
6 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) ETL
6 1 (3.70%) Monte Carlo Method
6 1 (3.70%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) VB
1 1 (3.70%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Dell Certification
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Dell
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
2 1 (3.70%) hybris
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Sun
2 1 (3.70%) Nortel
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) Ericsson
2 1 (3.70%) Nokia
2 1 (3.70%) NEC
2 1 (3.70%) Perforce
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) Huawei