The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 76 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.75% 1.19% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.92% 15.79% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£175 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £325 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £385 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £12.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +70.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +12.90%
SLA
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
121 95 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.54% 7.52% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 53 28
Average daily rate £385 £425 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +20.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £8.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +142.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £13.00 £5.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £21.00 £11.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Edinburgh region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Edinburgh region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) DHCP
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) MS Office
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) vSphere
6 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
6 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
6 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) EMC
6 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) BMC
7 2 (10.53%) CommVault
7 2 (10.53%) NetApp
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) LDAP
4 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Incident Manager
2 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Business Engagement Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Engagement Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
1 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) SEO
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) VBA
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) OCP
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) vCloud
4 2 (10.53%) NFS
4 2 (10.53%) Samba
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) BMC
5 2 (10.53%) CommVault
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Altiris
6 1 (5.26%) Reuters
6 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Wyse