The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Edinburgh region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 74 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.90% 0.79% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.65% 20.69% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £190 £105 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.95% -61.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
68 29 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.11% 3.84% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 30
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
SLA
Scotland

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
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 16 April 2014, 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 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (20.00%) Data Management
4 6 (20.00%) Front Office
5 5 (16.67%) Degree
5 5 (16.67%) Banking
6 4 (13.33%) LDAP
6 4 (13.33%) Mac OS X
6 4 (13.33%) Apple
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) DAB
6 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
6 4 (13.33%) Network Security
6 4 (13.33%) Investment Management
6 4 (13.33%) Mac OS X Server
6 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (13.33%) Markit EDM
6 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (10.00%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) SQL
8 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
8 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) Law
8 2 (6.67%) Security Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (3.33%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LDAP
1 4 (13.33%) DAB
1 4 (13.33%) Network Security
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.33%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Front Office
3 5 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Chief Information Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (3.33%) Management Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Programmer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Report Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Mac OS X
2 4 (13.33%) Mac OS X Server
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) zOS
4 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Data Management
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Investment Management
2 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Security Management
3 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.67%) ETL
3 2 (6.67%) Benchmarking
3 2 (6.67%) BPR
3 2 (6.67%) Information Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) E-business
4 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) JCL
3 1 (3.33%) REXX
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ACTC
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Apple
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) Siemens
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.33%) Mitel