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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 53 61 72
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.10% 1.58% 1.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.63% 29.17% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £369 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £193 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
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
76 48 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.61% 5.42% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 57
Average daily rate £371 £369 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +20.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £17.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% +55.55%
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 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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014, 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 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 8 (21.05%) UNIX
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 6 (15.79%) Change Management
5 5 (13.16%) ATG
5 5 (13.16%) ATG Dynamo
5 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
5 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.16%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (13.16%) Solaris
5 5 (13.16%) JBoss
5 5 (13.16%) Apache
5 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
5 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 4 (10.53%) CentOS
6 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (7.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (7.89%) Splunk
7 3 (7.89%) Line Management
7 3 (7.89%) Back Office
7 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
7 3 (7.89%) Retail

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 5 (13.16%) Apache
1 5 (13.16%) ATG Dynamo
1 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 3 (7.89%) WAN
2 3 (7.89%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) SDH
3 2 (5.26%) UMTS
3 2 (5.26%) ATM
3 2 (5.26%) GSM
3 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) RNC
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
3 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.63%) 4G
4 1 (2.63%) 2G
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.89%) Back Office
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Service Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) UNIX Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
6 2 (5.26%) Software Licensing Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) SLA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) NHS
3 2 (5.26%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) UNIX
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Solaris
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.53%) CentOS
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Change Management
3 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Line Management
6 2 (5.26%) Software Licensing
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) WFM
6 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.63%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) ISEB
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
1 1 (2.63%) Cacti
1 1 (2.63%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) JBoss
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.16%) ATG
4 3 (7.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (7.89%) Splunk
4 3 (7.89%) Ericsson
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) Perforce
6 1 (2.63%) FatWire
6 1 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
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