Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 53 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.50% 1.42% 1.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.33% 12.66% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
Northamptonshire median daily rate £444 £300 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.92% +34.83% -39.86%
10th Percentile £292 £285 £118
90th Percentile £628 £470 £506
East Midlands median daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -20.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £9.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £9.00
% change year-on-year -20.63% +75.00% -28.00%

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 90 79 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 10.70% 11.19% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 61 65
Northamptonshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £322 £330 £289
90th Percentile £620 £488 £625
East Midlands median daily rate £420 £406 £415
% change year-on-year +3.38% -2.11% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £14.50 - £54.50
10th Percentile £13.60 - £22.95
90th Percentile £14.90 - £76.75
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -63.13% +100.00% +36.40%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -8 9 £346 -21.97%
SLA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) LAN
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) Back Office
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Service Design
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (9.52%) Retail
6 2 (9.52%) Operations Management
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.76%) Big Data
7 1 (4.76%) Talend
7 1 (4.76%) WSO2
7 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
7 1 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
7 1 (4.76%) Decision-Making

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 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Back Office
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Local Government
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) IT Support
2 8 (38.10%) Junior
2 8 (38.10%) Junior IT Support
3 7 (33.33%) IT Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Junior Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Junior IT Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Junior Support Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Applications Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Manager
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Support
5 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) CMDB
1 1 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (4.76%) Life Science
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Proactive Monitoring
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) Service Design
5 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.52%) Coaching
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.52%) Operations Management
5 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Release Management
6 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Talend
2 1 (4.76%) WSO2