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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 54 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.12% 2.37% 1.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 45.45% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -20.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.46% 5.21% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Average daily rate £243 £300 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.16% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.44% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
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
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 23 April 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
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 5 £325 - 2
SLA
North East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (25.00%) 4G
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (25.00%) PMI
4 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) DSL
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) 3G
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) 4G
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) DSL
1 2 (25.00%) 3G
1 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Support Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications Support Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications Support
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) E-Business Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Project Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Business Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat