Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 93 115
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22 -27
Contract jobs citing SLA 66 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.42% 1.82% 1.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.44% 17.96% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 23
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £290 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +28.89% +57.89%
10th Percentile £141 £93 £84
90th Percentile £510 £468 £470
England median daily rate £303 £305 £325
% change year-on-year -0.82% -6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.60 £9.96 £8.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.42% +11.88% -28.76%
10th Percentile £9.51 £8.44 £8.44
90th Percentile £16.23 £19.53 £12.41
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.70
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.04% -13.53%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 270 323 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.90% 10.14% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 208 206
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £211 £250 £249
90th Percentile £550 £566 £603
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 20
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £14.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.92% -8.05% +10.88%
10th Percentile £9.93 £8.44 £8.49
90th Percentile £17.75 £47.50 £47.05
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +11.99% -12.42% +5.96%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in the East Midlands

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in the East Midlands

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in the East Midlands

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in the East Midlands

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +1 23 £329 +13.36% 6
Leicestershire +18 12 £510 +343.48% 4
Nottinghamshire +7 11 £134 -50.14% 10
Derbyshire +6 11 £340 +161.54% 4
Lincolnshire +12 7 - - 2
SLA
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for SLA.

1 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 29 (43.94%) Active Directory
3 20 (30.30%) ITIL
4 16 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
5 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 11 (16.67%) LAN
8 9 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
9 8 (12.12%) Windows 10
10 7 (10.61%) Windows Server
11 6 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (9.09%) Altiris
11 6 (9.09%) Finance
11 6 (9.09%) VMware
11 6 (9.09%) Time Management
11 6 (9.09%) Application Packaging
11 6 (9.09%) WebSphere
11 6 (9.09%) Service Management
11 6 (9.09%) Project Management
11 6 (9.09%) Symantec
11 6 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (7.58%) Change Management
12 5 (7.58%) DNS
12 5 (7.58%) Unix
12 5 (7.58%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.58%) ITSM
12 5 (7.58%) vSphere

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) OneDrive
2 2 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) LAN
2 5 (7.58%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) VPN
3 3 (4.55%) WAN
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Front Office
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Desktop Support
3 9 (13.64%) Architect
3 9 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) IT Support
4 8 (12.12%) Junior
4 8 (12.12%) Junior IT Support
5 7 (10.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (10.61%) IT Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) IT Support Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Junior Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Junior IT Support Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Junior Support Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Service Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) HTML
1 2 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (1.52%) ADSI
2 1 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.52%) LDAP
2 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Clustering
2 2 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) iPhone
3 1 (1.52%) Life Science
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) NHS
3 1 (1.52%) PKI
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Windows 7
3 8 (12.12%) Windows 10
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.58%) Unix
6 4 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.03%) Linux
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (9.09%) Application Packaging
3 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (9.09%) Project Management
3 6 (9.09%) Service Management
3 6 (9.09%) Time Management
4 5 (7.58%) Change Management
4 5 (7.58%) ITSM
4 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.58%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.55%) Document Management
6 3 (4.55%) Service Design
7 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.03%) Logistics
7 2 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.03%) C
2 2 (3.03%) SQL
3 1 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) Python
3 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.52%) MCITP
3 1 (1.52%) MCSA
3 1 (1.52%) MCSE
3 1 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (43.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) vSphere
3 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (6.06%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.52%) Kibana
3 1 (1.52%) logstash
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) Altiris
2 6 (9.09%) Symantec
2 6 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (3.03%) Citrix
3 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.52%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco
4 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Talend
4 1 (1.52%) WSO2