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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.30% 0.63% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.33% 11.11% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +87.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £152 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £310 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £13.89 - £12.42
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 - £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 - £18.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
98 63 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.97% 5.71% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 31
Average daily rate £439 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.35% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £260 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £442 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £13.89 £5.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+177.70% -59.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £5.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £5.00 £18.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 11 (40.74%) ITIL
3 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
4 10 (37.04%) MS Office
5 7 (25.93%) Citrix
5 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) Banking
7 4 (14.81%) CA
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
7 4 (14.81%) DHCP
7 4 (14.81%) DNS
8 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
8 3 (11.11%) VBA
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (11.11%) AppSense
8 3 (11.11%) SCCM
8 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (11.11%) Lumension

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) 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 4 (14.81%) DNS
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Intranet
3 1 (3.70%) RNC
3 1 (3.70%) PABX
3 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.70%) ATM
3 1 (3.70%) GSM
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) SDH
3 1 (3.70%) UMTS
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.70%) Apache Continuum
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 6 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop Support
5 2 (7.41%) Deskside Support
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Trainer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.41%) CMDB
2 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.70%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) MVS
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.41%) Line Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) WFM
5 1 (3.70%) SOA
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) VBA
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) MCDST
4 2 (7.41%) MCITP
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) 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 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) CA
4 3 (11.11%) AppSense
4 3 (11.11%) Lumension
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.70%) Siemens
6 1 (3.70%) Mitel
6 1 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks