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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 78 70 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.05% 0.76% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.80% 6.54% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate £500 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.22% -4.46%
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
153 153 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.71% 11.66% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 98 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +375.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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 14 February 2016, 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 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Service Management
3 7 (29.17%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) Law
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
5 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
5 5 (20.83%) MS Office
5 5 (20.83%) Line Management
5 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
5 5 (20.83%) ClearTrust
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.50%) LAN
7 3 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.33%) Back Office
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) SAP
8 2 (8.33%) Firmware
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) OSPF
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Coordinator
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Head of Operations
4 1 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Support
4 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Service Management
3 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (20.83%) Line Management
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.17%) API Design
7 1 (4.17%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (4.17%) Complex ETL
7 1 (4.17%) Data Management
7 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.17%) ETL Development
7 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) ClearTrust
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) Firmware
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago