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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 57 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.94% 0.86% 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.28% 8.96% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 2
Median daily rate £325 £265 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -40.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £129 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £293 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £9.79 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
99 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.94% 9.60% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 42 27
Median daily rate £350 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +1.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £548 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.65 £19.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.02% +77.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +7 20 £325 +22.64% 2
Gateshead - 4 - - 1
Sunderland - 4 £125 -
SLA
North East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 50 (64.10%) ITIL
2 42 (53.85%) Windows
3 38 (48.72%) Microsoft
4 32 (41.03%) AIX
5 31 (39.74%) Linux
6 30 (38.46%) Unix
6 30 (38.46%) Service Management
7 25 (32.05%) Windows XP
7 25 (32.05%) MS Excel
7 25 (32.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 24 (30.77%) Open Source
8 24 (30.77%) SaaS
8 24 (30.77%) PaaS
8 24 (30.77%) IaaS
8 24 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (30.77%) Change Management
8 24 (30.77%) Data Management
9 20 (25.64%) Windows 2000
9 20 (25.64%) WebSphere
10 19 (24.36%) Release Management
10 19 (24.36%) DevOps
10 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (24.36%) ITSM
11 18 (23.08%) PRINCE2
11 18 (23.08%) Problem Management
12 15 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
13 13 (16.67%) Management Information System
13 13 (16.67%) Data Analysis
14 12 (15.38%) Windows Server

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 (25.64%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.13%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) Jetty
4 1 (1.28%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (32.05%) MS Excel
1 25 (32.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.77%) IaaS
1 24 (30.77%) PaaS
1 24 (30.77%) SaaS
2 4 (5.13%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.28%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) LDAP
2 4 (5.13%) VPN
3 2 (2.56%) IPsec
3 2 (2.56%) SAN
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) BGP
4 1 (1.28%) DHCP
4 1 (1.28%) DNS
4 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) FTP
4 1 (1.28%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) MPLS
4 1 (1.28%) Node B
4 1 (1.28%) OSPF
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.41%) DB2
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (1.28%) Ingres
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.28%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Operations Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Analyst
3 11 (14.10%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Field Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Field Service Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
6 5 (6.41%) DBA
6 5 (6.41%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Configuration Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Database Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Operational Support Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Operations Support Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) .NET
1 1 (1.28%) J2EE
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (1.28%) REST
1 1 (1.28%) Servlets
1 1 (1.28%) SOAP
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 9 (11.54%) Tandem
4 4 (5.13%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (53.85%) Windows
2 32 (41.03%) AIX
3 31 (39.74%) Linux
4 30 (38.46%) Unix
5 25 (32.05%) Windows XP
6 20 (25.64%) Windows 2000
7 12 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
9 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.85%) Solaris
11 3 (3.85%) VME
12 2 (2.56%) MVS
12 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.10%) ITIL
2 30 (38.46%) Service Management
3 24 (30.77%) Change Management
3 24 (30.77%) Data Management
3 24 (30.77%) Open Source
4 19 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (24.36%) DevOps
4 19 (24.36%) ITSM
4 19 (24.36%) Release Management
5 18 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 18 (23.08%) Problem Management
6 15 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 13 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 11 (14.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
10 8 (10.26%) High Availability
11 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
12 6 (7.69%) Quality Management
12 6 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) COBOL
3 1 (1.28%) Java
3 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.28%) VB
3 1 (1.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (5.13%) DBS Check
3 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (5.13%) RHCE
4 2 (2.56%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CCA
5 1 (1.28%) CCNA
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.56%) QA
4 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) KVM
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.28%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Oracle
3 6 (7.69%) IBM
3 6 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 5 (6.41%) HP
5 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (1.28%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.28%) BT
7 1 (1.28%) Capita
7 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) F5
7 1 (1.28%) Google
7 1 (1.28%) Juniper
7 1 (1.28%) Remedy
7 1 (1.28%) Tableau
7 1 (1.28%) Virgin Media
7 1 (1.28%) VMware