The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 2.33% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £321 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
SLA
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.39% 9.30% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate £375 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Northern Ireland region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
County Antrim - - - - 1
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Manager
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Graduate
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft