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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / East Midlands
Rank 74 88 45
Rank change year-on-year +14 -43  
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 9 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.69% 0.56% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 4.57% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 17
Median daily rate £310 £519 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.24% +48.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £484 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £554 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +10.31% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +72.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +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 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 175 197 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.82% 12.21% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 109 91
Median daily rate £380 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.87% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% +135.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £17.92 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £44.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Nottinghamshire +15 15 £343 -27.89% 6
Leicestershire -5 5 £250 -
Northamptonshire 0 4 £425 -24.44% 2
Derbyshire - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SLA.

1 28 (51.85%) ITIL
2 19 (35.19%) Incident Management
3 13 (24.07%) Windows
4 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 10 (18.52%) Firewall
4 10 (18.52%) Finance
5 9 (16.67%) Service Management
6 8 (14.81%) SAP
6 8 (14.81%) Cisco
7 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (12.96%) SAN
7 7 (12.96%) Project Management
7 7 (12.96%) VMware
7 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (11.11%) QMS
8 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (11.11%) Service Design
8 6 (11.11%) IT Strategy
8 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (11.11%) CCNP
8 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
9 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (9.26%) Six Sigma
9 5 (9.26%) ITSM
9 5 (9.26%) Retail
9 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
9 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (7.41%) Windows 7

SLA
Top Related 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 4 (7.41%) iPlanet
1 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP CAR
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Retail
1 2 (3.70%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.85%) SAP S/4HANA
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) SAN
3 4 (7.41%) BIG-IP
4 3 (5.56%) 2G
4 3 (5.56%) 3G
4 3 (5.56%) RNC
5 2 (3.70%) FTP
5 2 (3.70%) LDAP
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
5 2 (3.70%) SSH
5 2 (3.70%) VLAN
6 1 (1.85%) ADSL
6 1 (1.85%) Broadband
6 1 (1.85%) DNS
6 1 (1.85%) HTTP
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) DB2
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) MS Access
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (12.96%) Analyst
2 6 (11.11%) Consultant
2 6 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (9.26%) Field Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Database Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Service Management Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) J2EE
2 3 (5.56%) JSP
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.56%) HP Storage
3 3 (5.56%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) EPoS
4 2 (3.70%) Grid Computing
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) AIX
3 4 (7.41%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Solaris
3 4 (7.41%) Unix
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) ITIL
2 19 (35.19%) Incident Management
3 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 9 (16.67%) Service Management
5 7 (12.96%) Project Management
6 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (11.11%) IT Strategy
6 6 (11.11%) QMS
6 6 (11.11%) Service Design
6 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
7 5 (9.26%) ITSM
7 5 (9.26%) Six Sigma
8 4 (7.41%) Change Control
8 4 (7.41%) Fault Management
8 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.11%) CCNP
3 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (7.41%) DBS Check
4 4 (7.41%) ISEB
4 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) CCNA
6 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCITP
7 1 (1.85%) MCP
7 1 (1.85%) MCSE
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (3.70%) OpenView
4 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) MOM
4 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
4 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Cisco
1 8 (14.81%) SAP
2 7 (12.96%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) 3PAR
4 4 (7.41%) BEA
4 4 (7.41%) Computacenter
4 4 (7.41%) EMC
4 4 (7.41%) F5
4 4 (7.41%) HP
4 4 (7.41%) Juniper
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.41%) Sun
4 4 (7.41%) Symantec
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Ericsson
5 3 (5.56%) Huawei
5 3 (5.56%) Nokia
5 3 (5.56%) Nortel