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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 15 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.77% 1.79% 5.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 40.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £90
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
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
7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.60% 4.46% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £375 £450 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +93.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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
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 4 May 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
County Antrim - 3 £363 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) BT

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 2 (50.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) BMC
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) BT