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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 74 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.89% 0.99% 1.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.44% 22.64% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
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£340 £397 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.35% +32.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £606 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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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
90 53 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.19% 4.37% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 26
Average daily rate £388 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £505 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Finance
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) MS Office
4 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix
7 4 (13.79%) VBA
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle
7 4 (13.79%) Banking
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
8 3 (10.34%) CMDB
8 3 (10.34%) MCITP
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
8 3 (10.34%) MCSE
8 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.34%) DHCP
8 3 (10.34%) SQL
8 3 (10.34%) A+ Certification
8 3 (10.34%) DNS
8 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.90%) CCNA
9 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (6.90%) Thin Client

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.90%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) PABX
3 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) RNC
3 1 (3.45%) ATM
3 1 (3.45%) GSM
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) SDH
3 1 (3.45%) UMTS
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support
1 6 (20.69%) Service Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Services Delivery Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Deskside Support
5 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Remote Desktop Support
6 1 (3.45%) Development Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Wintel Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SAS Data Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Service Support Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Data Quality Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) CMDB
2 2 (6.90%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) iPad
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Coaching
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) WFM
6 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) VBA
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) MCITP
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCDST
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) UAG
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) Squid
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) McAfee
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya
3 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.45%) NetApp
3 1 (3.45%) Lotus
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) EMC
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
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