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 3 months to 22 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 69 56
Rank change year-on-year -12 -13  
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.43% 1.61% 2.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.10% 12.89% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 12
Median daily rate £235 £223 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -53.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £77 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £11.84 £15.22 £14.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +3.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £10.13 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £20.00 £16.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.32% +11.66%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 156 194 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 10.16% 12.50% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 112 118
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £273 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £12.66 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.50 £16.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Nottinghamshire +4 8 £215 - 2
Northamptonshire +1 4 £275 -8.33%
Derbyshire -15 4 £95 +23.37% 4
Leicestershire -9 2 £325 +322.07% 2
Lincolnshire -7 1 - -
SLA
England

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

1 27 (57.45%) ITIL
2 17 (36.17%) Windows
3 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
4 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (25.53%) Incident Management
5 10 (21.28%) Service Management
6 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
6 8 (17.02%) Firewall
6 8 (17.02%) ITSM
6 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
7 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (14.89%) Change Management
7 7 (14.89%) VMware
7 7 (14.89%) Cisco
7 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (12.77%) Finance
8 6 (12.77%) Project Management
8 6 (12.77%) SCCM
9 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (10.64%) DBS Check
9 5 (10.64%) CCNP
10 4 (8.51%) Juniper
10 4 (8.51%) Citrix
10 4 (8.51%) SQL
10 4 (8.51%) Remedy
10 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.51%) Computacenter
10 4 (8.51%) Service Design
10 4 (8.51%) Mentoring

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 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 3 (6.38%) SAN
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) 2G
3 2 (4.26%) 3G
3 2 (4.26%) CTI
3 2 (4.26%) DHCP
3 2 (4.26%) RNC
3 2 (4.26%) VLAN
4 1 (2.13%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.13%) FTP
4 1 (2.13%) LDAP
4 1 (2.13%) NAS
4 1 (2.13%) SSH
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) MS Access
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Back Office
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) IT Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Service Management Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Database Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) ITSM Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) COM
1 1 (2.13%) J2EE
1 1 (2.13%) JSP
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (2.13%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.13%) EPoS
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.13%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.26%) Unix
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) AIX
6 1 (2.13%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Solaris
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) ITIL
2 12 (25.53%) Incident Management
3 10 (21.28%) Service Management
4 8 (17.02%) ITSM
4 8 (17.02%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.89%) Change Management
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.51%) Fault Management
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Service Design
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) Change Control
8 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) IT Strategy
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.26%) QMS
8 2 (4.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) CCNP
2 5 (10.64%) DBS Check
3 3 (6.38%) CCNA
3 3 (6.38%) ISEB
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
5 1 (2.13%) MCP
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) JSP 440
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) Terminal Server
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
4 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.13%) OpenView
3 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 4 (8.51%) Computacenter
3 4 (8.51%) Juniper
3 4 (8.51%) Remedy
4 3 (6.38%) Bomgar
4 3 (6.38%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.26%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.26%) Huawei
5 2 (4.26%) NEC
5 2 (4.26%) Nokia
5 2 (4.26%) Nortel
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Polycom
6 1 (2.13%) Opsware
6 1 (2.13%) Qualys
6 1 (2.13%) Veeam
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