Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 88 99
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 49 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.98% 1.76% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.50% 16.01% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 31
East Midlands median daily rate £306 £300 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +6.19% +2.73%
10th Percentile £137 £181 £121
90th Percentile £510 £469 £488
England median daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +8.33% -11.11% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 10
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.28 £9.25 £9.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.70% -2.14% -20.40%
10th Percentile £9.08 £8.44 £8.42
90th Percentile £14.95 £17.50 £25.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.60
% change year-on-year - +2.74% -14.12%

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 239 331 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 9.68% 10.97% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 217 194
East Midlands median daily rate £395 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.25% -
10th Percentile £205 £250 £165
90th Percentile £550 £579 £621
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 16
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £14.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.92% -8.05% +13.10%
10th Percentile £9.66 £8.44 £8.47
90th Percentile £15.00 £19.43 £29.38
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.09
% change year-on-year -1.72% -10.77% -4.72%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -7 16 £210 -30.00% 1
Leicestershire +14 12 £510 +410.00% 8
Derbyshire +9 11 £340 +4.62% 4
Nottinghamshire +1 8 £134 -56.42% 14
Lincolnshire +4 2 £100 - 4
SLA
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
3 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
5 13 (26.53%) ITIL
6 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 7 (14.29%) VMware
8 6 (12.24%) WebSphere
8 6 (12.24%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
9 5 (10.20%) Service Management
9 5 (10.20%) LAN
9 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
9 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (8.16%) Banking
10 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (8.16%) Time Management
10 4 (8.16%) vSphere
10 4 (8.16%) SQL
10 4 (8.16%) ITSM
10 4 (8.16%) Project Management
10 4 (8.16%) Finance
11 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
11 3 (6.12%) Unix
11 3 (6.12%) VPN
11 3 (6.12%) DNS
11 3 (6.12%) Citrix
11 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification

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 (12.24%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) OneDrive
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) LAN
2 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 3 (6.12%) VPN
3 2 (4.08%) WAN
3 2 (4.08%) Wireless
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) MPLS
4 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (8.16%) Banking
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Architect
3 7 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Service Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.12%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support
7 3 (6.12%) Junior
7 3 (6.12%) Junior IT Support
7 3 (6.12%) Junior IT Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Junior Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.12%) Unix
6 2 (4.08%) Linux
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 6 (12.24%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (10.20%) Service Management
4 4 (8.16%) ITSM
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
4 4 (8.16%) Time Management
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Document Management
5 3 (6.12%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (4.08%) Break/Fix
6 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) DevOps
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security
6 2 (4.08%) Line Management
6 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.08%) Server Management
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.04%) MCITP
3 1 (2.04%) MCSA
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.04%) Kibana
2 1 (2.04%) logstash
2 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) Altiris
5 1 (2.04%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec