The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 87 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 49 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.24% 3.64% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.52% 26.20% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 11
Median daily rate £125 £133 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -62.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £120 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £480 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £11.50 £11.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% -15.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.86 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £96.37 £14.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
115 187 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 7.51% 13.89% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 144 67
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £123 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £11.50 £11.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% -20.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for SLA.

1 19 (63.33%) ITIL
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
5 9 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
6 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (23.33%) DameWare
6 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
6 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 6 (20.00%) ITSM
7 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (16.67%) Line Management
8 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (13.33%) LAN
9 4 (13.33%) MS Office
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (13.33%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) Wiki
9 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
9 4 (13.33%) Games
10 3 (10.00%) Arqiva
10 3 (10.00%) MCITP
10 3 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (10.00%) Service Management
10 3 (10.00%) BT

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) 2G
4 1 (3.33%) 3G
4 1 (3.33%) GPRS
4 1 (3.33%) GSM
4 1 (3.33%) LTE
4 1 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.33%) UMTS
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Games
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Change Manager
5 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Resource Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Wiki
2 3 (10.00%) BBC
2 3 (10.00%) iDTV
3 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
2 9 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Vista
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) ITIL
2 12 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (20.00%) ITSM
4 5 (16.67%) Line Management
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 3 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Coaching
7 2 (6.67%) Fault Management
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.33%) Network Management
8 1 (3.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) SDLC
8 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (3.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) VB
1 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCITP
2 3 (10.00%) MCP
2 3 (10.00%) MCSA
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) DameWare
2 1 (3.33%) Netcool
2 1 (3.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) Arqiva
2 3 (10.00%) BT
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Amdocs
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.33%) Mapinfo