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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 63 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 45 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.38% 1.97% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.14% 23.96% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.49% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £267 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £380 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.86 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
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
118 96 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.86% 8.23% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 32
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £11.86 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.76 £13.20 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.81 £14.80 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (31.17%) Change Management
2 23 (29.87%) Windows
2 23 (29.87%) GSM
2 23 (29.87%) UMTS
3 22 (28.57%) ITIL
4 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
5 18 (23.38%) Incident Management
6 17 (22.08%) Telecoms
6 17 (22.08%) Service Management
7 16 (20.78%) Radio Access Network
8 15 (19.48%) 2G
8 15 (19.48%) 3G
8 15 (19.48%) Amdocs
8 15 (19.48%) GPRS
9 14 (18.18%) LTE
10 13 (16.88%) MS Office
11 12 (15.58%) Fault Management
12 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 11 (14.29%) Ericsson
13 10 (12.99%) NHS
13 10 (12.99%) ITSM
13 10 (12.99%) Project Management
13 10 (12.99%) RNC
13 10 (12.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 10 (12.99%) Problem Management
14 9 (11.69%) Release Management
14 9 (11.69%) WFM
14 9 (11.69%) QA
14 9 (11.69%) Performance Management
14 9 (11.69%) Capacity Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Office
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.87%) GSM
1 23 (29.87%) UMTS
2 16 (20.78%) Radio Access Network
3 15 (19.48%) 2G
3 15 (19.48%) 3G
3 15 (19.48%) GPRS
4 14 (18.18%) LTE
5 10 (12.99%) RNC
6 9 (11.69%) Ethernet
6 9 (11.69%) SDH
6 9 (11.69%) ATM
7 8 (10.39%) HSPA
8 5 (6.49%) LAN
8 5 (6.49%) WAN
9 4 (5.19%) DNS
10 3 (3.90%) SAN
10 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.60%) Spanning Tree
11 2 (2.60%) DMVPN
11 2 (2.60%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.60%) MS Access
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
General
1 17 (22.08%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.69%) Legal
3 8 (10.39%) Law
4 6 (7.79%) Finance
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (33.77%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Field Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Support Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Architect
4 9 (11.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Enterprise Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Linux Support
8 2 (2.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) ODBC
1 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) NHS
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Windows
2 11 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.30%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.30%) CentOS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Change Management
2 22 (28.57%) ITIL
3 18 (23.38%) Incident Management
4 17 (22.08%) Service Management
5 12 (15.58%) Fault Management
6 10 (12.99%) ITSM
6 10 (12.99%) Project Management
6 10 (12.99%) Problem Management
7 9 (11.69%) Release Management
7 9 (11.69%) WFM
7 9 (11.69%) Performance Management
7 9 (11.69%) Capacity Management
7 9 (11.69%) Line Management
7 9 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
8 8 (10.39%) Network Architecture
8 8 (10.39%) Service Continuity Management
8 8 (10.39%) Trend Analysis
8 8 (10.39%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.49%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) VBA
3 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.30%) ABAP
3 1 (1.30%) Perl
3 1 (1.30%) PHP
3 1 (1.30%) Python
3 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.19%) CCNA
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (3.90%) MCSE
2 3 (3.90%) CCDA
3 2 (2.60%) VCAP
3 2 (2.60%) VCP5
3 2 (2.60%) CCDP
3 2 (2.60%) CISSP
3 2 (2.60%) MCSA
3 2 (2.60%) CCSA
3 2 (2.60%) CCSE
3 2 (2.60%) CCNP
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Netcool
1 1 (1.30%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (19.48%) Amdocs
3 11 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 10 (12.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (6.49%) VMware
6 3 (3.90%) SAP
6 3 (3.90%) Cisco
7 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.60%) Mapinfo
7 2 (2.60%) Citrix
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle
8 1 (1.30%) NEC
8 1 (1.30%) Nokia
8 1 (1.30%) Veritas
8 1 (1.30%) Sun
8 1 (1.30%) HP
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) Nortel
8 1 (1.30%) Huawei
8 1 (1.30%) Actix
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