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 25 June 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)
North East / Durham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 18 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Durham 1.02% 2.04% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% 10.53% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £303
% change year-on-year -20.16% -1.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 16 19 7
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Durham 16.33% 19.39% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Median daily rate £195 £600 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.50% +84.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £208 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £650 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.33% +108.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Durham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Durham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) CommVault
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Statistics
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) DBS Check

SLA
Co-occurring 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 1 (33.33%) Database Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
1 1 (33.33%) Information Governance
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) CommVault
2 1 (33.33%) VMware