Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 59 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.75% 1.61% 1.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.67% 12.61% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 3
Northamptonshire median daily rate £290 £225 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.89% +15.38% -11.36%
10th Percentile £277 £129 £141
90th Percentile £444 £450 £514
East Midlands median daily rate £290 £225 £143
% change year-on-year +28.89% +57.89% -32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £8.75 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £9.96 £8.91 £12.25
% change year-on-year +11.88% -27.31% -20.97%

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 61 119 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 8.89% 12.78% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 88 65
Northamptonshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £301 £213 £255
90th Percentile £509 £625 £494
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -0.06% +0.06% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - £42.50 -
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.14 £12.50
% change year-on-year -8.05% +13.10% -20.63%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Northampton -2 3 £425 +88.89% 1
SLA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (41.67%) DB2
4 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) RDBMS
4 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
4 5 (41.67%) Clustering
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Derivative
4 5 (41.67%) CentOS
4 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Data Guard
4 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
4 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (41.67%) Coaching
4 5 (41.67%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) SCOM
5 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (25.00%) Security 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) DB2
1 5 (41.67%) RDBMS
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
2 1 (8.33%) HR Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Payroll Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Service Support Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
1 5 (41.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) CentOS
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
3 5 (41.67%) Coaching
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (25.00%) Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Project Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Data Guard
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VMware