The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Durham 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North East / Durham
Rank 17 11 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Durham 1.14% 4.11% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 42.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

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 Durham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Durham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Durham 6.82% 9.59% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Durham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Durham 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 Durham

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Durham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Durham

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Durham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA in Durham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Durham

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Durham

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Durham region over the 3 months to 22 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
Darlington - 1 - -
SLA
North East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 22 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 Durham region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Yammer
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (25.00%) WFM
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Durham 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Database Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Services Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) WFM
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) CommVault
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel
2 1 (25.00%) SAP