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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 65 38 47
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.82% 3.36% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.89% 50.00% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Average daily rate
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£345 £316 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +40.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
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 £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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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
47 44 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.51% 6.73% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 20
Average daily rate £345 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £375 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
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 £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Symantec
4 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Sybase
5 2 (12.50%) IIS
5 2 (12.50%) MS Project
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) .NET
5 2 (12.50%) C
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (12.50%) InfoPath
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) InfoPath
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) 3G
2 2 (12.50%) 2G
2 2 (12.50%) 4G
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Applications Support
2 3 (18.75%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) Workflow
2 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Symantec
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Sybase
2 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco