The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 11 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 Tyne and Wear 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.24% 0.49% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 5.88% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£422 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.60 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £14.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.96% -6.34%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
25 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 7.00% 8.37% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 13
Average daily rate £377 £495 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.83% +112.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £423 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £508 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.60 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
SLA
North East

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 8 £422 -
Sunderland - - - -
SLA
North East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) HP
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) Problem Management
2 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (57.14%) Workflow
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (57.14%) Migration
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (57.14%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (50.00%) General Ledger
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 7 (50.00%) QA
4 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Data Management
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (42.86%) UNIX
5 6 (42.86%) PL/SQL
6 3 (21.43%) XML

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 8 (57.14%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) 3G
1 2 (14.29%) DSL
1 2 (14.29%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Applications Support
1 3 (21.43%) Applications Support Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Support Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Applications Support
1 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 9 (64.29%) Problem Management
3 8 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (57.14%) Workflow
3 8 (57.14%) Migration
4 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (50.00%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) CRM
6 2 (14.29%) Content Management
7 1 (7.14%) Cash Management
7 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
1 9 (64.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat