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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 56 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 32 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.95% 2.10% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.84% 32.26% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 3
Average daily rate
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£309 £338 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +92.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £238 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £550 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £12.25 - £10.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 - £8.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
73 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.73% 6.52% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 24
Average daily rate £325 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 10
Average hourly rate £11.99 - £10.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 - £7.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £16.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (38.98%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Service Management
2 13 (22.03%) Change Management
3 12 (20.34%) Windows
4 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
5 10 (16.95%) Ericsson
6 9 (15.25%) Telecoms
6 9 (15.25%) RNC
6 9 (15.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 9 (15.25%) Line Management
7 8 (13.56%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (13.56%) WFM
7 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.56%) Ethernet
7 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
7 8 (13.56%) ATM
7 8 (13.56%) GSM
7 8 (13.56%) SDH
7 8 (13.56%) UMTS
8 7 (11.86%) Linux
8 7 (11.86%) NHS
8 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
8 7 (11.86%) Finance
8 7 (11.86%) Project Management
9 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
9 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.17%) VMware
9 6 (10.17%) SAN
9 6 (10.17%) WAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.39%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) JBoss
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.69%) Lync
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) RNC
2 8 (13.56%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (13.56%) Ethernet
2 8 (13.56%) ATM
2 8 (13.56%) GSM
2 8 (13.56%) SDH
2 8 (13.56%) UMTS
3 6 (10.17%) SAN
3 6 (10.17%) WAN
3 6 (10.17%) LAN
4 4 (6.78%) DNS
5 3 (5.08%) VPN
5 3 (5.08%) Firewall
6 2 (3.39%) VPLS
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.39%) DMVPN
6 2 (3.39%) HSRP
6 2 (3.39%) EIGRP
6 2 (3.39%) VRRP
6 2 (3.39%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.08%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
General
1 9 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.86%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) Field Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Service Analyst
3 7 (11.86%) Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.08%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Coordinator
6 3 (5.08%) IT Support
7 2 (3.39%) Service Management Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Software Licensing Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) NHS
2 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.69%) DTV
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 7 (11.86%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Ubuntu
4 4 (6.78%) UNIX
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) CentOS
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.39%) Solaris
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Service Management
2 13 (22.03%) Change Management
3 11 (18.64%) Incident Management
4 9 (15.25%) Line Management
5 8 (13.56%) WFM
5 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
6 7 (11.86%) Project Management
7 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (8.47%) Performance Management
9 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.78%) Release Management
9 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
9 4 (6.78%) Capacity Management
9 4 (6.78%) Trend Analysis
9 4 (6.78%) Service Continuity Management
9 4 (6.78%) ITSM
9 4 (6.78%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) VBScript
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) CCNA
1 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.08%) CCDA
3 2 (3.39%) VCAP
3 2 (3.39%) VCP5
3 2 (3.39%) CCSE
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.39%) CCSA
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) MCSA
3 2 (3.39%) CCDP
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.39%) ISEB
3 2 (3.39%) CISSP
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.69%) UAG
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
1 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Ericsson
2 9 (15.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.17%) VMware
5 4 (6.78%) SAP
5 4 (6.78%) Cisco
6 3 (5.08%) Oracle
7 2 (3.39%) ATG
7 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.69%) Remedy
8 1 (1.69%) Nokia
8 1 (1.69%) HP
8 1 (1.69%) Nortel
8 1 (1.69%) NEC
8 1 (1.69%) Splunk
8 1 (1.69%) Huawei
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