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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 79 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.79% 1.80% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.92% 18.18% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.57% -6.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £219 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £376 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.35 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.91% +12.25%
SLA
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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
104 110 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 6.67% 9.87% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 82 24
Average daily rate £315 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.34 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £13.50 £15.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 (33.80%) ITIL
2 23 (32.39%) Change Management
2 23 (32.39%) Incident Management
3 20 (28.17%) GSM
3 20 (28.17%) UMTS
4 18 (25.35%) Windows
5 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
6 15 (21.13%) Service Management
6 15 (21.13%) Amdocs
6 15 (21.13%) GPRS
7 14 (19.72%) 3G
7 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
7 14 (19.72%) 2G
7 14 (19.72%) LTE
8 13 (18.31%) Fault Management
8 13 (18.31%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (16.90%) Problem Management
10 11 (15.49%) ITSM
11 10 (14.08%) Project Management
11 10 (14.08%) MS Office
11 10 (14.08%) Release Management
11 10 (14.08%) QA
11 10 (14.08%) Performance Management
11 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
11 10 (14.08%) Capacity Management
11 10 (14.08%) Network Architecture
12 9 (12.68%) Trend Analysis
12 9 (12.68%) Service Continuity Management
12 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
12 9 (12.68%) NHS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (4.23%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.17%) GSM
1 20 (28.17%) UMTS
2 15 (21.13%) GPRS
3 14 (19.72%) 3G
3 14 (19.72%) 2G
3 14 (19.72%) LTE
4 13 (18.31%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (11.27%) HSPA
6 6 (8.45%) RNC
6 6 (8.45%) SDH
6 6 (8.45%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.45%) ATM
7 3 (4.23%) Internet
7 3 (4.23%) Firewall
8 2 (2.82%) DNS
8 2 (2.82%) LAN
8 2 (2.82%) WAN
9 1 (1.41%) DHCP
9 1 (1.41%) VoIP
9 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
General
1 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.68%) Legal
3 8 (11.27%) Law
4 7 (9.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (40.85%) Analyst
2 17 (23.94%) Service Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Support Analyst
5 9 (12.68%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (11.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Field Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Architect
9 4 (5.63%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (4.23%) Support Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Applications Support
10 3 (4.23%) Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
10 3 (4.23%) Technical Support Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Capacity Management Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (2.82%) Linux Support
11 2 (2.82%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Web Services
1 3 (4.23%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.41%) SOAP
3 1 (1.41%) ODBC
3 1 (1.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) NHS
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.41%) iPhone
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.41%) UNIX
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) CentOS
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) ITIL
2 23 (32.39%) Change Management
2 23 (32.39%) Incident Management
3 15 (21.13%) Service Management
4 13 (18.31%) Fault Management
5 12 (16.90%) Problem Management
6 11 (15.49%) ITSM
7 10 (14.08%) Project Management
7 10 (14.08%) Release Management
7 10 (14.08%) Performance Management
7 10 (14.08%) Network Architecture
7 10 (14.08%) Capacity Management
8 9 (12.68%) Trend Analysis
8 9 (12.68%) Business Analysis
8 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
8 9 (12.68%) Service Continuity Management
9 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.45%) WFM
10 6 (8.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.82%) VBA
3 1 (1.41%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.41%) ABAP
3 1 (1.41%) Perl
3 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) APMP
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
3 1 (1.41%) CCNA
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.41%) MCITP
3 1 (1.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
2 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Netcool
1 1 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) Amdocs
3 7 (9.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (9.86%) Ericsson
4 6 (8.45%) VMware
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) Mapinfo
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas
6 1 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) Dell
6 1 (1.41%) Actix
6 1 (1.41%) Splunk