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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 47 57
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.55% 1.94% 1.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.81% 50.00% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £299 £226
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +32.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.48% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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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 Glasgow region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
37 24 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.08% 3.89% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 29
Average daily rate £350 £330 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £276 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.48% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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
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 24 December 2014, 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 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
2 3 (27.27%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MCITP
2 3 (27.27%) CMDB
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
2 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (18.18%) 4G
3 2 (18.18%) Line Management
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) 2G
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) 3G
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project Server
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) 3G
1 2 (18.18%) 2G
1 2 (18.18%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
2 3 (27.27%) Deskside Support
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
2 2 (18.18%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix