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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 74 71 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.63% 0.92% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.41% 16.18% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£241 £210 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.88% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £11.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +89.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
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
107 68 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.53% 5.70% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 35 17
Average daily rate £390 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +20.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £243 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £590 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £11.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +89.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £16.75 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £32.00 £12.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) EMC
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (12.50%) Samba
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) SAS
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
4 2 (12.50%) NFS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
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 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Manager
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
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%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Engagement 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 3 (18.75%) 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 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) SEO
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
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%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) OCP
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Samba
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) EMC
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (12.50%) CommVault
3 2 (12.50%) NetApp
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco