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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 64 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.88% 1.90% 0.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 32.73% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Average daily rate
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£331 £363 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £175 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £325 £292
% change year-on-year
-18.07% +11.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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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
76 55 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.52% 5.81% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 55
Average daily rate £363 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £449 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+270.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.26%) SAN
4 9 (20.93%) UNIX
4 9 (20.93%) Windows
5 8 (18.60%) Linux
6 7 (16.28%) SQL
6 7 (16.28%) Service Management
7 6 (13.95%) Change Management
7 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
7 6 (13.95%) Oracle
7 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.63%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (11.63%) JBoss
8 5 (11.63%) Solaris
8 5 (11.63%) Apache
8 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
8 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (11.63%) ATG
8 5 (11.63%) ATG Dynamo
8 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
8 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.30%) CentOS
9 4 (9.30%) QA
9 4 (9.30%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (11.63%) Apache
1 5 (11.63%) ATG Dynamo
1 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) RNC
2 2 (4.65%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (4.65%) ATM
2 2 (4.65%) GSM
2 2 (4.65%) LAN
2 2 (4.65%) SDH
2 2 (4.65%) UMTS
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
2 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.65%) SSL
3 1 (2.33%) 4G
3 1 (2.33%) 3G
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (6.98%) Back Office
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Service Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) DBA
3 5 (11.63%) UNIX Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Service Management Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) SQL DBA
4 4 (9.30%) Service Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.98%) Field Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Statistics
2 3 (6.98%) NHS
3 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) UNIX
1 9 (20.93%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Solaris
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.30%) CentOS
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Service Management
3 6 (13.95%) Change Management
4 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
4 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Data Architecture
6 3 (6.98%) Line Management
7 2 (4.65%) WFM
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) CMMI
7 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
1 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
1 1 (2.33%) SCOM
1 1 (2.33%) Cacti
1 1 (2.33%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) JBoss
3 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
3 5 (11.63%) ATG
4 3 (6.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (6.98%) Splunk
4 3 (6.98%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.65%) Perforce
5 2 (4.65%) FatWire
6 1 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix