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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 55 77 78
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.71% 1.05% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.56% 11.72% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 4
Median daily rate £425 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £165 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.62% +23.33%

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
90 128 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.98% 8.98% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 43 81
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £273 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, 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 11 (36.67%) ITIL
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Service Management
3 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (20.00%) Line Management
4 6 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 6 (20.00%) Service Design
4 6 (20.00%) ITSM
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (20.00%) Tivoli
5 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
5 4 (13.33%) IBM
5 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.33%) EMC
5 4 (13.33%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) TADDM
5 4 (13.33%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Test Management
5 4 (13.33%) SRDF
6 3 (10.00%) SAP MII
6 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (10.00%) Transition Management
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (10.00%) SAP BPC

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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP BPC
1 3 (10.00%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Route 53
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (10.00%) MaxDB
1 3 (10.00%) SAP BW
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) NWDI
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Field Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) SAP Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) SAP Basis Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Monitoring Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Service Management
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (23.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (20.00%) ITSM
4 6 (20.00%) Line Management
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
4 6 (20.00%) Service Design
4 6 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Test Management
5 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (10.00%) Transition Management
7 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.33%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (13.33%) TADDM
3 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) EMC
1 4 (13.33%) IBM
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) Sybase
3 2 (6.67%) Mitel
3 2 (6.67%) NetIQ
4 1 (3.33%) Xerox