Period
to 24 January 2020

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 6 months to 24 January 2020 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
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 52 49
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.05% 1.92% 2.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 21.43% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 12
Northamptonshire median daily rate £151 £210 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.10% -30.00% +33.33%
East Midlands median daily rate £160 £275 £325
% change year-on-year -41.82% -15.38% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £14.75 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.75 £12.25 £9.25
% change year-on-year +4.04% +32.43% -2.14%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 33 70 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 11.58% 8.94% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 52 35
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £153 £211 £278
90th Percentile £400 £600 £488
East Midlands median daily rate £365 £390 £400
% change year-on-year -6.41% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £14.75 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £12.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +9.80% -1.92% +5.91%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

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 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 6 months to 24 January 2020. 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
Northampton +22 3 £151 -28.10% 2
SLA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (100.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office

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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) ServiceNow