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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.67% 3.66% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.89% 35.29% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£320 - £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.84 - £12.95
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 - £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 - £12.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
18 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 4.31% 10.37% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Average daily rate £310 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £182 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £368 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.84 - £12.95
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 - £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 - £12.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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
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 19 December 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 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) SCCM
4 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) J2EE
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) MS Office
4 2 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) Pegasus
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) SAP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Pegasus
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds