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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.22% 0.96% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 21.43% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.05 £12.61 £10.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.89 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £15.32 £12.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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
32 14 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.86% 4.47% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 16
Average daily rate £446 £525 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% +47.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £400 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £950 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.05 £12.61 £10.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% +15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.89 £9.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £15.32 £12.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +1 3 - - 2
Kettering - - - -
SLA
East Midlands

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) SAS
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) BC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) Broadband
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) Broadband
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Transition Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) BC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
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