The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 22 -
Rank change year-on-year -16 -  
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 1.42% 0.90% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.79% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +8.87% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -1.66% +1.69%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 19 10 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 8.96% 9.01% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.73% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in County Antrim

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in County Antrim

SLA
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Belfast -13 3 - - 1
SLA
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) B2B
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Metrics
1 3 (75.00%) Channel Management
1 3 (75.00%) B2B Sales
2 2 (50.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Sales Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Sales Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) B2B
1 3 (75.00%) B2B Sales
1 3 (75.00%) Channel Management
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (50.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle