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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 44 64 44
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 48 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.67% 0.59% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.56% 4.82% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 4
Median daily rate £335 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £272 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £780 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.96 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +23.33%

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
135 83 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.96% 12.28% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 56 33
Median daily rate £350 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £33.72 £19.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.92% +77.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 37 £335 +11.66% 1
Sunderland - 7 £125 -
Gateshead - 4 - - 1
SLA
North East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SLA.

1 66 (65.35%) ITIL
2 52 (51.49%) Windows
3 47 (46.53%) AIX
4 46 (45.54%) Microsoft
5 42 (41.58%) Unix
6 39 (38.61%) Linux
7 33 (32.67%) Change Management
8 30 (29.70%) Service Management
9 28 (27.72%) Problem Management
9 28 (27.72%) Release Management
10 25 (24.75%) MS PowerPoint
10 25 (24.75%) MS Excel
10 25 (24.75%) Windows XP
11 24 (23.76%) Data Management
11 24 (23.76%) Open Source
11 24 (23.76%) SaaS
11 24 (23.76%) PaaS
11 24 (23.76%) IaaS
11 24 (23.76%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
12 23 (22.77%) Service Delivery
13 20 (19.80%) Windows 2000
13 20 (19.80%) Oracle
13 20 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (19.80%) WebSphere
13 20 (19.80%) DevOps
14 19 (18.81%) ITSM
15 18 (17.82%) PRINCE2
16 16 (15.84%) HP
16 16 (15.84%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (19.80%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.96%) SAS
4 2 (1.98%) Apache
4 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) Jetty
5 1 (0.99%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.99%) nginx
5 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (24.75%) MS Excel
1 25 (24.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.76%) IaaS
1 24 (23.76%) PaaS
1 24 (23.76%) SaaS
2 4 (3.96%) Office 365
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.99%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.99%) GitHub
4 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.99%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.99%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) SAN
2 6 (5.94%) LDAP
3 4 (3.96%) VPN
4 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.98%) IPsec
6 1 (0.99%) BGP
6 1 (0.99%) DHCP
6 1 (0.99%) DNS
6 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.99%) Firewall
6 1 (0.99%) FTP
6 1 (0.99%) HTTP
6 1 (0.99%) MPLS
6 1 (0.99%) Node B
6 1 (0.99%) OSPF
6 1 (0.99%) SSL
6 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) DB2
2 6 (5.94%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.98%) MySQL
5 2 (1.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.98%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.99%) DataStage
6 1 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.99%) Ingres
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.99%) GitLab
1 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.99%) Subversion
1 1 (0.99%) Travis CI
1 1 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (14.85%) Operations Engineer
1 15 (14.85%) Support Engineer
2 12 (11.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 11 (10.89%) Administrator
4 10 (9.90%) Field Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Field Service Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Support Specialist
8 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.95%) DBA
8 5 (4.95%) Linux Support
8 5 (4.95%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Unix Support
9 4 (3.96%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) Middleware
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (0.99%) J2EE
2 1 (0.99%) LAMP
2 1 (0.99%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (0.99%) REST
2 1 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (0.99%) Servlets
2 1 (0.99%) SOAP
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.87%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.91%) Clustering
3 9 (8.91%) Tandem
4 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 52 (51.49%) Windows
2 47 (46.53%) AIX
3 42 (41.58%) Unix
4 39 (38.61%) Linux
5 25 (24.75%) Windows XP
6 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
7 20 (19.80%) Windows 2000
8 12 (11.88%) Solaris
9 11 (10.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
11 6 (5.94%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (2.97%) VME
13 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.98%) MVS
15 1 (0.99%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (65.35%) ITIL
2 33 (32.67%) Change Management
3 30 (29.70%) Service Management
4 28 (27.72%) Problem Management
4 28 (27.72%) Release Management
5 24 (23.76%) Data Management
5 24 (23.76%) Open Source
6 23 (22.77%) Service Delivery
7 20 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (19.80%) DevOps
8 19 (18.81%) ITSM
9 18 (17.82%) PRINCE2
10 16 (15.84%) Incident Management
11 15 (14.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 15 (14.85%) Quality Management
12 13 (12.87%) Data Analysis
12 13 (12.87%) High Availability
13 12 (11.88%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (9.90%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) C
3 3 (2.97%) COBOL
4 2 (1.98%) Java
4 2 (1.98%) VB
5 1 (0.99%) Jython
5 1 (0.99%) Perl
5 1 (0.99%) PHP
5 1 (0.99%) Python
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby
5 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.85%) SC Cleared
3 12 (11.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (8.91%) RHCE
5 7 (6.93%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.96%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.97%) Degree
8 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.98%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.99%) AAT
9 1 (0.99%) CCA
9 1 (0.99%) CCNA
9 1 (0.99%) CCNP
9 1 (0.99%) CCSA
9 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.99%) MCSE
9 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 11 (10.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.97%) QA
System Software
1 12 (11.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.91%) KVM
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) Xen
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.99%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (3.96%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.97%) Puppet
4 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.99%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.99%) Ansible
5 1 (0.99%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.99%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.99%) MOM
5 1 (0.99%) Nagios
5 1 (0.99%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.99%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 46 (45.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.80%) Oracle
3 16 (15.84%) HP
3 16 (15.84%) ServiceNow
4 10 (9.90%) IBM
4 10 (9.90%) Red Hat
5 7 (6.93%) CA
6 6 (5.94%) EMC
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco
7 2 (1.98%) Google
7 2 (1.98%) VMware
8 1 (0.99%) Amdocs
8 1 (0.99%) BMC
8 1 (0.99%) BT
8 1 (0.99%) Capita
8 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.99%) F5
8 1 (0.99%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.99%) Remedy
8 1 (0.99%) Tableau