The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 29 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.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 38 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6  
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.06% 0.53% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 5.26% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 13
Median daily rate £425 £619 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.31% +81.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £574 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £664 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +9.60% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 36 38 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 9.52% 10.16% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 42
Median daily rate £463 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £640 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Northamptonshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Northamptonshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Northamptonshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Daventry - 1 £195 - 1
Northampton - 1 £425 -
SLA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Service Management
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) ITSM
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) ISEB
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 4 (36.36%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Service Design
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
7 1 (9.09%) XenApp
7 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (9.09%) Change Control
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (9.09%) QA
7 1 (9.09%) Problem Management

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Business IT Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) IT Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) IT Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Deskside Support
3 2 (18.18%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 4 (36.36%) ITSM
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Service Design
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) Terminal Server
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
1 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) VMware