The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 68 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.54% 0.78% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.25% 7.83% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £298 £150 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.33% -57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £122 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £310 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.42%
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
118 166 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.11% 9.92% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 74 83
Median daily rate £425 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.03% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £174 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £384
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% +170.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SLA.

1 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
2 7 (30.43%) Service Management
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) ITSM
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) Banking
5 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 4 (17.39%) Tivoli
5 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) EMC
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Management
5 4 (17.39%) SRDF
5 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
5 4 (17.39%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (17.39%) TADDM
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
7 2 (8.70%) SAS
7 2 (8.70%) LAN
7 2 (8.70%) VoIP
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Retail
7 2 (8.70%) Document Management
7 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
7 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
7 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 10

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Service Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Credit Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.35%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Service Delivery
2 7 (30.43%) Service Management
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) ITSM
4 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (17.39%) Test Management
4 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Document Management
5 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Design
5 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (4.35%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Line Management
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.35%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) SRDF
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) TADDM
1 4 (17.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) EMC
1 4 (17.39%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) Mitel
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Xerox