The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 49 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.44% 0.90% 1.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.54% 8.86% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate £280 £215 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% -34.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £307 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.44% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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 Glasgow region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
78 79 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.46% 10.17% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 30
Average daily rate £335 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £167 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £15.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% +0.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Glasgow region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Glasgow region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 10 (40.00%) Service Management
1 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (36.00%) Change Management
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 8 (32.00%) ITSM
4 5 (20.00%) Finance
4 5 (20.00%) ClearCase
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) Unix
4 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.00%) Release Management
5 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (16.00%) Coaching
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (8.00%) Celerra
7 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Brocade
7 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
7 2 (8.00%) CRM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) 2G
1 2 (8.00%) 3G
1 2 (8.00%) 4G
1 2 (8.00%) GSM
1 2 (8.00%) LTE
1 2 (8.00%) MPLS
1 2 (8.00%) MVNO
1 2 (8.00%) NAS
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
1 2 (8.00%) UMTS
2 1 (4.00%) BGP
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) IPsec
2 1 (4.00%) LLU
2 1 (4.00%) OSPF
2 1 (4.00%) SNMP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Service Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Support Team Leader
2 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (8.00%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Support
4 1 (4.00%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Storage Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Celerra
2 2 (8.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 10 (40.00%) Service Management
2 9 (36.00%) Change Management
2 9 (36.00%) ITIL
3 8 (32.00%) ITSM
4 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.00%) Coaching
5 4 (16.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (16.00%) Release Management
5 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.00%) CRM
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.00%) SCDPM
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (8.00%) Brocade
3 2 (8.00%) CommVault
3 2 (8.00%) Dell
3 2 (8.00%) Dell Compellent
3 2 (8.00%) EMC
3 2 (8.00%) Fujitsu
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Veeam
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Avaya
4 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.00%) Huawei
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds