The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Leeds region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.52% 1.98% 1.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.78% 40.91% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Average daily rate
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£320 £363 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +66.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £133 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -6.45%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
90 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.57% 4.85% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 21 36
Average daily rate £340 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £31.75 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.18% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £13.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -6.29%
SLA
West Yorkshire

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 July 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 July 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 18 (45.00%) ITIL
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) SQL
5 10 (25.00%) SAN
5 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 9 (22.50%) Data Modelling
6 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (20.00%) QA
8 7 (17.50%) Clustering
8 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (17.50%) Data Architecture
8 7 (17.50%) Service Management
9 6 (15.00%) Change Management
9 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (15.00%) UNIX
9 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
10 5 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (12.50%) MS Office
10 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 5 (12.50%) NHS
11 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
11 4 (10.00%) Linux
11 4 (10.00%) Finance
11 4 (10.00%) Windows 7

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) CICS
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.00%) ChangeMan
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) DBA
2 9 (22.50%) Service Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) SQL DBA
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Service Management Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.00%) Service Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Contracts Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Server Administrator
8 1 (2.50%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Clustering
2 5 (12.50%) NHS
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Statistics
4 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) UNIX
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) CentOS
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) zOS
6 2 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) Data Modelling
2 9 (22.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (17.50%) Data Architecture
3 7 (17.50%) Service Management
4 6 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.00%) Change Management
5 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.00%) Project Management
8 2 (5.00%) CMMI
8 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.00%) Release Management
9 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.50%) Network Management
9 1 (2.50%) Migration
9 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) COBOL
5 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Control-M
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
1 1 (2.50%) SCOM
1 1 (2.50%) Cacti
1 1 (2.50%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) Splunk
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) ATG
3 2 (5.00%) Perforce
3 2 (5.00%) FatWire
4 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
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