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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 67 59 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% 0.59% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.49% 10.53% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £152 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £470 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.29 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.94% -1.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
97 57 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.59% 5.57% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 26 25
Average daily rate £425 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £510 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £8.64 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.98% -30.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
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 29 July 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 (48.15%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (29.63%) MS Office
4 7 (25.93%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 6 (22.22%) Citrix
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.81%) CA
7 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
7 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 4 (14.81%) Banking
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (11.11%) AppSense
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
8 3 (11.11%) SCCM
8 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) Lumension
8 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) DHCP
8 3 (11.11%) DNS
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
9 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.70%) assyst
2 1 (3.70%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Intranet
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) DAB
3 1 (3.70%) PABX
3 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Continuum
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Chief Information Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Trainer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) EDI
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) UNIX
6 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.70%) MVS
7 1 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Information Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Benchmarking
4 2 (7.41%) BPR
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Security Management
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
1 2 (7.41%) VBA
1 2 (7.41%) JCL
2 1 (3.70%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) MCDST
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) CA
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) AppSense
4 3 (11.11%) Lumension
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Siemens
6 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.70%) Mitel