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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 80 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 1.28% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.74% 17.24% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Average daily rate
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£150 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £209 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £380 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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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 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.20% 7.40% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 28
Average daily rate £388 £425 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +20.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £333 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £596 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.43 £12.00 £5.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.20% +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 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 28 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 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) MS Office
5 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) Cisco
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) vSphere
7 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) BMC
8 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.00%) Citrix
8 2 (10.00%) Linux
8 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 2 (10.00%) VBA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.00%) PABX
4 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Manager
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Engagement Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Engagement Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Logistics
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Process Management
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) VBA
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) vCloud
5 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) BMC
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Reuters
5 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) Wyse
5 1 (5.00%) Siemens
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Mitel
5 1 (5.00%) Altiris