The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 / North East
Rank 64 67 45
Rank change year-on-year +3 -22  
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.22% 0.80% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.86% 9.09% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
Median daily rate £300 £235 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.65% -21.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £315 £300
% change year-on-year +10.31% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.40 £18.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +63.63%  
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 North East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 70 77 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 9.71% 8.83% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 46
Median daily rate £350 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £258 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £27.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.73% +152.27%  
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 North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 North East

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in the North East

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in the North East

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in the North East

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SLA in the North East

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear -2 14 £223 -5.31% 6
Durham -4 2 £350 - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region with a requirement for SLA.

1 40 (53.33%) ITIL
2 39 (52.00%) Windows
3 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 34 (45.33%) Service Management
5 29 (38.67%) Linux
5 29 (38.67%) Unix
6 28 (37.33%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (36.00%) MS Excel
7 27 (36.00%) AIX
8 26 (34.67%) Windows XP
8 26 (34.67%) Data Management
8 26 (34.67%) MS PowerPoint
8 26 (34.67%) IaaS
8 26 (34.67%) Open Source
8 26 (34.67%) SaaS
8 26 (34.67%) PaaS
9 22 (29.33%) WebSphere
9 22 (29.33%) Change Management
9 22 (29.33%) Windows 2000
10 20 (26.67%) ITSM
10 20 (26.67%) DevOps
11 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (21.33%) Release Management
11 16 (21.33%) PRINCE2
12 15 (20.00%) Problem Management
12 15 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 14 (18.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
14 13 (17.33%) Data Analysis
15 12 (16.00%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 22 (29.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.33%) SAS
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) Jetty
5 1 (1.33%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.33%) nginx
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (34.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.67%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (34.67%) IaaS
1 26 (34.67%) PaaS
1 26 (34.67%) SaaS
2 4 (5.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.33%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) LDAP
2 3 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (1.33%) DHCP
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.33%) FTP
3 1 (1.33%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) IPsec
3 1 (1.33%) LAN
3 1 (1.33%) Node B
3 1 (1.33%) PBX
3 1 (1.33%) Skype
3 1 (1.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) VoIP
3 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.67%) DB2
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.33%) Ingres
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.33%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (1.33%) Finance
1 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (22.67%) Operations Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Field Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) Field Service Engineer
4 11 (14.67%) Analyst
5 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.67%) Administrator
7 5 (6.67%) Database Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) DBA
7 5 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.33%) IT Services Manager
8 4 (5.33%) Operations Support Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) .NET
1 1 (1.33%) CSS
1 1 (1.33%) J2EE
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (1.33%) REST
1 1 (1.33%) Servlets
1 1 (1.33%) SOAP
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (37.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
3 9 (12.00%) Tandem
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) IVR
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.00%) Windows
2 29 (38.67%) Linux
2 29 (38.67%) Unix
3 27 (36.00%) AIX
4 26 (34.67%) Windows XP
5 22 (29.33%) Windows 2000
6 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.00%) VME
10 2 (2.67%) MVS
10 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (53.33%) ITIL
2 34 (45.33%) Service Management
3 26 (34.67%) Data Management
3 26 (34.67%) Open Source
4 22 (29.33%) Change Management
5 20 (26.67%) DevOps
5 20 (26.67%) ITSM
6 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (21.33%) PRINCE2
6 16 (21.33%) Release Management
7 15 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 15 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 14 (18.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (17.33%) Data Analysis
10 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (8.00%) Resource Management
12 4 (5.33%) High Availability
13 3 (4.00%) Performance Management
13 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) COBOL
3 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) DBS Check
1 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.67%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.33%) CCA
5 1 (1.33%) CCNA
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.33%) MCSE
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.67%) QA
3 1 (1.33%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (1.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.33%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.00%) VMware
4 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Amdocs
5 1 (1.33%) Apple
5 1 (1.33%) BT
5 1 (1.33%) Capita
5 1 (1.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.33%) CommVault
5 1 (1.33%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) Mitel
5 1 (1.33%) Remedy
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Virgin Media
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