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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 61 55 76
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.51% 1.95% 1.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.60% 40.48% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +57.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £133 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
86 42 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 8.11% 4.82% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 20 34
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
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 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £13.50 £12.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
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 30 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 30 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 17 (43.59%) ITIL
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.90%) Windows
4 11 (28.21%) SQL
5 10 (25.64%) SAN
6 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
6 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.51%) Data Modelling
7 8 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (17.95%) QA
8 7 (17.95%) Service Management
8 7 (17.95%) UNIX
9 6 (15.38%) Change Management
9 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (15.38%) Data Architecture
9 6 (15.38%) Clustering
10 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
10 5 (12.82%) Linux
10 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
10 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (10.26%) Oracle
11 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
11 4 (10.26%) MS Office
11 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
11 4 (10.26%) NHS
11 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (10.26%) Finance
12 3 (7.69%) Management Information System

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (7.69%) ATG Dynamo
1 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) CICS
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) SAN
2 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) DBA
2 8 (20.51%) Service Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) SQL DBA
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.26%) Service Management Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Service Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) NHS
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Statistics
4 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) UNIX
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) CentOS
5 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Solaris
5 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) zOS
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Data Modelling
2 8 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (17.95%) Service Management
4 6 (15.38%) Change Management
4 6 (15.38%) Data Architecture
5 5 (12.82%) Problem Management
5 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) CMMI
8 2 (5.13%) Release Management
9 1 (2.56%) Migration
9 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.56%) Information Security
9 1 (2.56%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) Perl
4 2 (5.13%) COBOL
5 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
1 1 (2.56%) SCOM
1 1 (2.56%) Cacti
1 1 (2.56%) Hyperic
1 1 (2.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) ATG
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.69%) JBoss
4 2 (5.13%) Splunk
4 2 (5.13%) Perforce
4 2 (5.13%) FatWire
5 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Adobe
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