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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.43% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £525 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £18.25 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-15.47% +30.96%

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
16 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.93% 10.64% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Median daily rate £275 £185 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £113 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £257 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

SLA Hourly 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
County Antrim - 1 £525 - 1
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) BYOD
2 1 (50.00%) Core Data
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) BYOD
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle