The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 54 60 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 46 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.39% 2.14% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.02% 23.21% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 9
Average daily rate
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£155 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.07% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £249 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.93 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.81% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
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
121 112 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.92% 9.20% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 76 23
Average daily rate £320 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.93 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.81% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £15.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.45 £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 26 (32.50%) Change Management
2 25 (31.25%) Incident Management
3 24 (30.00%) ITIL
4 23 (28.75%) Service Management
5 22 (27.50%) GSM
5 22 (27.50%) UMTS
6 21 (26.25%) Windows
7 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 15 (18.75%) Amdocs
9 15 (18.75%) GPRS
9 15 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (17.50%) Problem Management
10 14 (17.50%) LTE
10 14 (17.50%) 3G
10 14 (17.50%) 2G
11 13 (16.25%) ITSM
11 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (16.25%) Fault Management
12 12 (15.00%) Release Management
12 12 (15.00%) QA
12 12 (15.00%) Performance Management
12 12 (15.00%) Capacity Management
12 12 (15.00%) Project Management
12 12 (15.00%) Configuration Management
12 12 (15.00%) NHS
12 12 (15.00%) MS Office
13 11 (13.75%) Business Analysis
13 11 (13.75%) Trend Analysis
13 11 (13.75%) Service Continuity Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) Apache
2 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (15.00%) MS Office
2 7 (8.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.50%) GSM
1 22 (27.50%) UMTS
2 15 (18.75%) GPRS
2 15 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
3 14 (17.50%) LTE
3 14 (17.50%) 3G
3 14 (17.50%) 2G
4 8 (10.00%) HSPA
4 8 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 8 (10.00%) SDH
4 8 (10.00%) ATM
4 8 (10.00%) RNC
5 4 (5.00%) LAN
5 4 (5.00%) WAN
6 3 (3.75%) DNS
7 2 (2.50%) SAN
7 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.25%) VRRP
8 1 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MS Access
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Legal
3 8 (10.00%) Law
4 4 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (36.25%) Analyst
2 16 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) Architect
4 11 (13.75%) Support Analyst
4 11 (13.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (10.00%) Field Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.75%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Capacity Management Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Architect
10 2 (2.50%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.25%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) NHS
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.25%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.75%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) UNIX
5 1 (1.25%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Change Management
2 25 (31.25%) Incident Management
3 24 (30.00%) ITIL
4 23 (28.75%) Service Management
5 14 (17.50%) Problem Management
6 13 (16.25%) ITSM
6 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (16.25%) Fault Management
7 12 (15.00%) Release Management
7 12 (15.00%) Performance Management
7 12 (15.00%) Capacity Management
7 12 (15.00%) Project Management
7 12 (15.00%) Configuration Management
8 11 (13.75%) Business Analysis
8 11 (13.75%) Trend Analysis
8 11 (13.75%) Service Continuity Management
9 10 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (11.25%) Network Architecture
11 8 (10.00%) WFM
11 8 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) VBA
2 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.25%) Python
3 1 (1.25%) ABAP
3 1 (1.25%) Perl
3 1 (1.25%) PHP
3 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.75%) CCNA
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.50%) MCSE
3 2 (2.50%) CCDA
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.25%) CISSP
4 1 (1.25%) CCDP
4 1 (1.25%) CCNP
4 1 (1.25%) MCSA
4 1 (1.25%) CCSA
4 1 (1.25%) MCITP
4 1 (1.25%) CCSE
4 1 (1.25%) Degree
4 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.25%) VCAP
4 1 (1.25%) VCP5
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) QA
2 7 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Netcool
1 1 (1.25%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Amdocs
3 9 (11.25%) Ericsson
3 9 (11.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (5.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco
5 2 (2.50%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.25%) Veritas
6 1 (1.25%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) Dell
6 1 (1.25%) Sun
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) Splunk
6 1 (1.25%) Actix
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