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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 35 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.11% 2.77% 1.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.00% 32.53% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £253 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.20 £8.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.80 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
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
100 83 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.88% 8.52% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 21
Average daily rate £358 £325 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £11.61 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £13.20 £8.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £14.80 £15.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 25 (40.32%) ITIL
2 18 (29.03%) Change Management
3 17 (27.42%) Incident Management
4 16 (25.81%) Service Management
5 14 (22.58%) Windows
5 14 (22.58%) GSM
5 14 (22.58%) UMTS
6 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
6 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
7 11 (17.74%) RNC
7 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (17.74%) Ericsson
8 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.13%) Ethernet
8 10 (16.13%) SDH
8 10 (16.13%) ATM
8 10 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 10 (16.13%) Line Management
8 10 (16.13%) WFM
9 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (12.90%) Project Management
9 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
9 8 (12.90%) NHS
10 7 (11.29%) Finance
10 7 (11.29%) ITSM
10 7 (11.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (11.29%) Performance Management
11 6 (9.68%) QA
11 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
11 6 (9.68%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (4.84%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Lync
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) GSM
1 14 (22.58%) UMTS
2 13 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
3 11 (17.74%) RNC
4 10 (16.13%) Ethernet
4 10 (16.13%) ATM
4 10 (16.13%) SDH
5 4 (6.45%) DNS
5 4 (6.45%) 3G
5 4 (6.45%) GPRS
5 4 (6.45%) LAN
5 4 (6.45%) WAN
5 4 (6.45%) 2G
5 4 (6.45%) LTE
6 3 (4.84%) SAN
6 3 (4.84%) Firewall
6 3 (4.84%) VPN
7 2 (3.23%) SSL
7 2 (3.23%) MPLS
7 2 (3.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.61%) MS Access
General
1 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.29%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Field Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Architect
3 9 (14.52%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.23%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Service Management Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (1.61%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Applications Support
8 1 (1.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (1.61%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) NHS
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) PKI
3 1 (1.61%) CMDB
3 1 (1.61%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
4 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) CentOS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) ITIL
2 18 (29.03%) Change Management
3 17 (27.42%) Incident Management
4 16 (25.81%) Service Management
5 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (16.13%) WFM
6 10 (16.13%) Line Management
7 8 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 8 (12.90%) Project Management
8 7 (11.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (11.29%) Performance Management
8 7 (11.29%) ITSM
9 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
10 5 (8.06%) Service Continuity Management
10 5 (8.06%) Trend Analysis
10 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
10 5 (8.06%) Release Management
10 5 (8.06%) Business Analysis
11 4 (6.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) VBScript
2 1 (1.61%) VBA
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) CCNA
1 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.84%) CCDA
3 2 (3.23%) CCDP
3 2 (3.23%) CISSP
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) CCSA
3 2 (3.23%) CCSE
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.23%) MCSE
3 2 (3.23%) MCSA
3 2 (3.23%) CCNP
3 2 (3.23%) VCP4
3 2 (3.23%) VCAP
3 2 (3.23%) VCP5
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Netcool
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
1 1 (1.61%) SCOM
1 1 (1.61%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Ericsson
2 10 (16.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) Amdocs
4 4 (6.45%) SAP
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.61%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.61%) Remedy
6 1 (1.61%) NEC
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) Nortel
6 1 (1.61%) Huawei
6 1 (1.61%) Actix
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) Nokia
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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