The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.36% 0.73% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.50% 9.68% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £120 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 - £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £128 - £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.00% -4.42%
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
40 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.50% 7.52% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 22
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +7 6 £110 - 1
Kettering - 1 £130 -
SLA
East Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
3 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (15.38%) JCL
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) AS400
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Internal Audit
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Webroot
4 1 (7.69%) Fraud Detection
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Drupal
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) NAS
1 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) AS400 Operator
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Operator
1 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Operator
1 2 (15.38%) Senior Computer Operator
1 2 (15.38%) Senior Unix Operator
1 2 (15.38%) Unix Computer Operator
1 2 (15.38%) Unix Operator
2 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Fraud Risk Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Vendor Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) AS400
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) BYOD
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.69%) Neural Network
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Internal Audit
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Research
3 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JCL
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Webroot