The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 94 86 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.61% 1.29% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.33% 13.55% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 6
Median daily rate £285 £245 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.32% -23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £136 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £13.18 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
SLA
West Yorkshire

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 Leeds region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
108 155 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.32% 9.50% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 121 85
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £10.68 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for SLA.

1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 6 (21.43%) MS Office
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
5 5 (17.86%) Line Management
5 5 (17.86%) VPN
5 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
5 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
5 5 (17.86%) Service Management
5 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (17.86%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
6 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) ITSM
6 4 (14.29%) DameWare
6 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 4 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Coaching
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) Arqiva
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.71%) LAN
7 3 (10.71%) MCSE

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) 2G
4 1 (3.57%) 3G
4 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) GPRS
4 1 (3.57%) GSM
4 1 (3.57%) Intranet
4 1 (3.57%) LTE
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) UMTS
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Change Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) BBC
2 2 (7.14%) IVR
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
3 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.86%) Line Management
3 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 4 (14.29%) ITSM
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Fault Management
6 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Network Management
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) VB
1 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCITP
1 3 (10.71%) MCP
1 3 (10.71%) MCSA
1 3 (10.71%) MCSE
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) CCNA
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCVP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) DameWare
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (7.14%) Opsview
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.57%) Graphite
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Netcool
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.57%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) Arqiva
3 3 (10.71%) BT
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Amdocs
5 1 (3.57%) CommVault
5 1 (3.57%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.57%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec
5 1 (3.57%) Veeam