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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 47 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.24% 1.08% 3.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.32% 26.67% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£350 £325 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +225.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £281
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £12.43
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.68%
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
37 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.23% 4.07% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 3
Average daily rate £370 £325 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +225.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 9 £350 +7.69% 7
Gateshead - - - -
SLA
North East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 20 (76.92%) Oracle
2 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 15 (57.69%) Problem Management
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
4 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (46.15%) HP
6 11 (42.31%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (38.46%) Linux
7 10 (38.46%) PL/SQL
7 10 (38.46%) WebLogic
7 10 (38.46%) Middleware
7 10 (38.46%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (34.62%) OpenView
8 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
8 9 (34.62%) Java
9 8 (30.77%) LDAP
9 8 (30.77%) SOA
9 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
9 8 (30.77%) Service Management
9 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
9 8 (30.77%) AquaLogic
10 7 (26.92%) JNDI
10 7 (26.92%) Clustering
10 7 (26.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 7 (26.92%) Informatica
10 7 (26.92%) JMS
10 7 (26.92%) J2EE

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (38.46%) WebLogic
2 8 (30.77%) AquaLogic
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (11.54%) Apache
4 3 (11.54%) IBM Notes
5 2 (7.69%) IIS
6 1 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) LDAP
2 2 (7.69%) DHCP
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (11.54%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Ant
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Analyst
1 4 (15.38%) DBA
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (11.54%) Informatica Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Applications Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Support Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
4 1 (3.85%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Middleware
2 7 (26.92%) JNDI
2 7 (26.92%) J2EE
2 7 (26.92%) JDBC
2 7 (26.92%) JMS
3 5 (19.23%) SOAP
3 5 (19.23%) Web Services
3 5 (19.23%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) Java EE
5 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (19.23%) UNIX
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
1 15 (57.69%) Problem Management
2 8 (30.77%) SOA
2 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 8 (30.77%) Service Management
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Data Management
3 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (23.08%) High Availability
3 6 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (19.23%) Workflow
4 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (7.69%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) PL/SQL
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (7.69%) VCP4
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) OpenView
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Oracle
2 12 (46.15%) HP
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
4 7 (26.92%) Informatica
5 3 (11.54%) Lotus
5 3 (11.54%) Business Objects
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) VMware
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