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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 87 81 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.03% 1.83% 2.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 22.39% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 7
Median daily rate £280 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £138 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £474 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £301 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £12.25 £13.42 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% -40.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.22% -1.43%
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
91 134 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.67% 8.20% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 104 77
Median daily rate £400 £413 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £724
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £12.25 £9.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.11% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +36.58%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (24.00%) MS Office
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.00%) High Availability
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) BT
6 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (12.00%) BBC
6 3 (12.00%) LAN
6 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (12.00%) Line Management
6 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.00%) Arqiva
6 3 (12.00%) Retail
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
7 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
7 2 (8.00%) Opsview
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) Change Control

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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) VoIP
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Intranet
3 1 (4.00%) NAS
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Field Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 3 (12.00%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (12.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Change Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Change Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support
5 1 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) BBC
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) IVR
2 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (16.00%) High Availability
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) Line Management
6 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
6 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.00%) ITSM
6 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Coaching
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) SDLC
7 1 (4.00%) Service Continuity Management
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) CCVP
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (8.00%) Opsview
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) Graphite
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Arqiva
2 3 (12.00%) BT
3 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) CommVault
4 1 (4.00%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.00%) NetApp
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Veeam
4 1 (4.00%) VMware