The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Northern Ireland region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.71% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.94% 5.98% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Average daily rate £375 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
SLA
UK

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 27 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Intranet
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Incident Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate
3 1 (14.29%) Engagement Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
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