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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 70 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.73% 1.51% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.20% 26.15% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£345 £372 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.16% 5.78% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 20
Average daily rate £384 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.28% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Banking
5 3 (15.00%) MCITP
5 3 (15.00%) CMDB
5 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (15.00%) A+ Certification
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) MCSE
5 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (10.00%) SAS
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) VBA
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) PABX
6 2 (10.00%) Data Quality

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.00%) PABX
2 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) RNC
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) ATM
2 1 (5.00%) GSM
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) SDH
2 1 (5.00%) UMTS
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.00%) Service Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Deskside Support
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Development Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Service Support Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Support Manager
4 1 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Line Management
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) WFM
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCITP
2 3 (15.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) MCDST
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) UAG
2 1 (5.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco