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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 44 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.54% 1.51% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 14.71% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 8
Median daily rate £225 £195 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £147 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £12.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.69% 10.27% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 14
Median daily rate £400 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £596 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £9.75 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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
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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 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 5 £450 +29.03%
Wellingborough - 2 £155 -
SLA
East Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) MS Office
3 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (12.50%) Banking
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Design
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Android

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 1 (6.25%) Apache Pig
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) DataStax
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) HBase
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Deskside Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Deskside Support
2 2 (12.50%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) Service Architect
3 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Data Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Engagement Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Fraud Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) BYOD
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Neural Network
3 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) ITSM
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Fraud Detection
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) MapReduce
4 1 (6.25%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) Webroot