Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 17 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -47 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.48% 3.00% 1.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.82% 37.50% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £390 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% - -
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +6.25%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 44 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.98% 8.00% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 7 16
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -33.33% +24.14%
10th Percentile £265 £265 £163
90th Percentile £415 £395 £569
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.67% +2.97% +15.38%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Northern Ireland

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Northern Ireland

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 17 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
County Antrim -51 3 £390 +30.00%
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Compuware
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) CommVault
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (33.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Support
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Proactive Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Altiris
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) CommVault
1 2 (66.67%) Compuware
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy