The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 27 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 2.51% 2.31% 0.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 42.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £15.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +3.38%
SLA
Nottinghamshire

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 Nottingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
29 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 8.10% 5.39% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 3
Average daily rate £373 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £290 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £381 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £162.50 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.84% +919.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (7.69%) Middleware
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (7.69%) MySQL
6 1 (7.69%) MS Office
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Apache
6 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Retail
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Statistics
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Statistics
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds