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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 75 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.94% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.19% 21.43% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£179 £190 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% +80.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
SLA
Scotland

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
97 56 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.57% 4.39% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 16
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £555 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +113.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) MS Office
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
5 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (12.50%) LDAP
5 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 2 (12.50%) Banking
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (12.50%) Samba
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) CommVault
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Trainer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SAS Data Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Manager
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) SEO
5 1 (6.25%) Workflow
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) OCP
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Samba
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
3 1 (6.25%) Squid
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) EMC
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
3 2 (12.50%) CommVault
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet