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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 19 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.39% - 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% - 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
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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
10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.89% 2.94% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate £506 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) RNC
2 2 (66.67%) WFM
2 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) 2G

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) ATM
1 2 (66.67%) GSM
1 2 (66.67%) SDH
1 2 (66.67%) UMTS
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) RNC
1 2 (66.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) WFM
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Ericsson
1 2 (66.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks