The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 34 24 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.66% 1.06% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.66% 13.33% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
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£425 - £348
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 - £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 - £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +3.38%
SLA
North East

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 Tyne and Wear region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
58 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.74% 7.94% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 6 16
Average daily rate £418 £488 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% +101.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.80 - -
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

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

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

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

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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 -14 21 £426 - 1
Sunderland -4 1 - -
Gateshead - - - -
SLA
North East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 21 (67.74%) Oracle
2 19 (61.29%) HP
3 18 (58.06%) Problem Management
4 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
5 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
6 13 (41.94%) Finance
6 13 (41.94%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (38.71%) ITIL
8 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
8 11 (35.48%) Migration
8 11 (35.48%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (35.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (32.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (32.26%) Oracle Payables
9 10 (32.26%) Regression Testing
9 10 (32.26%) Workflow
9 10 (32.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (32.26%) QA
10 9 (29.03%) Data Management
10 9 (29.03%) General Ledger
10 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
10 9 (29.03%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (29.03%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
10 9 (29.03%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (29.03%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (25.81%) UNIX
11 8 (25.81%) Java

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 10 (32.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (19.35%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.90%) AquaLogic
4 3 (9.68%) Apache
5 2 (6.45%) IIS
5 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle UPK
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (35.48%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (32.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (32.26%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (29.03%) Oracle Receivables
4 9 (29.03%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) LDAP
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (9.68%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
1 4 (12.90%) Development Manager
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle DBA
1 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence Manager
1 4 (12.90%) Analyst
1 4 (12.90%) DBA
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Applications Support
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Support Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Informatica Specialist
2 3 (9.68%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
2 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
3 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (6.45%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (3.23%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (3.23%) IT Support
4 1 (3.23%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Middleware
2 4 (12.90%) Java EE
2 4 (12.90%) XML
3 3 (9.68%) JNDI
3 3 (9.68%) JMS
3 3 (9.68%) JDBC
3 3 (9.68%) J2EE
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) UNIX
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Problem Management
2 12 (38.71%) ITIL
3 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
3 11 (35.48%) Migration
3 11 (35.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (35.48%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (32.26%) Regression Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Workflow
5 9 (29.03%) Data Management
6 6 (19.35%) SOA
7 5 (16.13%) Service Management
8 4 (12.90%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) CRM
9 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.45%) CMMI
10 2 (6.45%) Change Management
10 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) PL/SQL
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 14001
2 2 (6.45%) BS15000
2 2 (6.45%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) OpenView
2 2 (6.45%) OVSD
3 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Oracle
2 19 (61.29%) HP
3 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) Informatica
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Lotus
5 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) VMware