Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 53 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.83% 1.65% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.26% 21.15% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 14
Northamptonshire median daily rate £243 £320 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.22% +42.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £164 £290 £134
90th Percentile £490 £447 £450
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £290 £225
% change year-on-year +17.24% +28.89% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £8.75
10th Percentile £12.46 - £8.55
90th Percentile £15.00 - £8.95
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.28 £10.63 £8.91
% change year-on-year +15.53% +19.31% -25.01%

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 76 52 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 9.35% 7.81% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 77
Northamptonshire median daily rate £391 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% - -
10th Percentile £205 £290 £155
90th Percentile £600 £488 £625
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £391 £400
% change year-on-year +2.24% -2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £9.00
10th Percentile £12.46 - £8.60
90th Percentile £15.00 - £36.80
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.69 £13.50 £12.28
% change year-on-year -6.00% +9.98% +4.47%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 +3 11 £210 -50.59% 2
SLA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 8 (34.78%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Service Management
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management
7 3 (13.04%) ITSM
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
7 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.70%) Server Management
8 2 (8.70%) Coaching
8 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
8 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (8.70%) Back Office
8 2 (8.70%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) VMware
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
9 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
9 1 (4.35%) NHS

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 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Data Lake
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Front Office
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) IT Support
2 8 (34.78%) Junior
2 8 (34.78%) Junior IT Support
3 7 (30.43%) IT Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) IT Support Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Junior Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Junior IT Support Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Junior Support Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) Life Science
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) ITSM
2 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (13.04%) Service Management
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Server Management
4 1 (4.35%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) ETL
4 1 (4.35%) Line Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Design
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio