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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 2.15% 1.27% 0.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.03% 22.22% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £294 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.23% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £15.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.56%
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
31 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 7.42% 5.71% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 3
Average daily rate £388 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £188 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £359 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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 £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) J2EE
4 2 (15.38%) MySQL
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) Apache
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Statistics
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM
5 1 (7.69%) SCOM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 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%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle TCA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
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%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Time Management
1 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Validation
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Pegasus
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds