Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 119 93
Rank change year-on-year +26 -26 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 59 34 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.85% 1.03% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.10% 10.49% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 12
East Midlands median daily rate £290 £225 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.89% +57.89% -32.14%
10th Percentile £93 £80 £65
90th Percentile £467 £473 £469
England median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 6
East Midlands median hourly rate £9.96 £8.91 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -27.31% -20.97%
10th Percentile £8.44 £8.44 £10.88
90th Percentile £19.53 £12.41 £13.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +6.25%

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 326 324 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.21% 9.77% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 207 205
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +0.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £221
90th Percentile £573 £602 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 11
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.14 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.05% +13.10% -20.63%
10th Percentile £8.44 £8.49 £10.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.05 £20.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.60
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.74% +9.34%

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 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Derbyshire +1 18 £178 +40.87% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 16 £269 -30.65% 4
Northamptonshire +6 12 £290 +28.89% 1
Leicestershire +2 9 £115 +49.35%
Lincolnshire -1 2 - - 1
SLA
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 23 (38.98%) ITIL
2 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.81%) Windows
3 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
4 13 (22.03%) SQL
4 13 (22.03%) Service Management
5 12 (20.34%) Finance
6 11 (18.64%) Service Delivery
7 10 (16.95%) Oracle
8 9 (15.25%) Cisco
8 9 (15.25%) Incident Management
9 8 (13.56%) SCCM
9 8 (13.56%) Linux
10 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (11.86%) Change Management
10 7 (11.86%) Firewall
10 7 (11.86%) Time Management
11 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
11 6 (10.17%) Bomgar
11 6 (10.17%) Performance Metrics
11 6 (10.17%) ITSM
11 6 (10.17%) LAN
11 6 (10.17%) Project Management
12 5 (8.47%) CheckPoint
12 5 (8.47%) CTI
12 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
12 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
12 5 (8.47%) WAN
12 5 (8.47%) DB2
12 5 (8.47%) Telecoms

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 2 (3.39%) IIS
1 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Firewall
2 6 (10.17%) LAN
3 5 (8.47%) CTI
3 5 (8.47%) WAN
4 3 (5.08%) Wireless
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.39%) VLAN
6 1 (1.69%) ADSL
6 1 (1.69%) Broadband
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) SMS
6 1 (1.69%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) DB2
1 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
1 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Analyst
2 7 (11.86%) Service Analyst
2 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Applications Support
4 5 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Support
5 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.08%) Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) IT Support
6 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Supervisor
7 2 (3.39%) Support Supervisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) XML
2 2 (3.39%) HTML
2 2 (3.39%) ODBC
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) Ajax
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.69%) COM
3 1 (1.69%) CSS
3 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.69%) jQuery
3 1 (1.69%) WCF
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Clustering
1 5 (8.47%) Derivative
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.69%) CMDB
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.47%) CentOS
4 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.39%) Unix
6 1 (1.69%) VMS
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Service Management
3 11 (18.64%) Service Delivery
4 9 (15.25%) Incident Management
5 7 (11.86%) Change Management
5 7 (11.86%) Time Management
6 6 (10.17%) ITSM
6 6 (10.17%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (10.17%) Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) Coaching
7 5 (8.47%) Information Security
7 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.78%) Information Security Management
8 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (6.78%) Security Management
8 4 (6.78%) Supplier Management
9 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.08%) Line Management
9 3 (5.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.78%) C#
4 3 (5.08%) C++
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.69%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) CCNA
1 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
3 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Data Guard
3 4 (6.78%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (6.78%) SCOM
4 3 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle
3 9 (15.25%) Cisco
4 6 (10.17%) Bomgar
5 5 (8.47%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.47%) VMware
6 4 (6.78%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) IFS
7 3 (5.08%) Remedy
8 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.39%) IBM
8 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.69%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.69%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
9 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.69%) Juniper
9 1 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.69%) Sitecore