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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 86 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.81% 2.69% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.90% 25.86% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 18
Average daily rate £165 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £220 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -5.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -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
174 116 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.79% 10.38% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 92 54
Average daily rate £420 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.99 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -7.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 29 (70.73%) ITIL
2 13 (31.71%) Windows
3 11 (26.83%) VPN
3 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
3 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (26.83%) Incident Management
4 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (24.39%) ITSM
4 10 (24.39%) VoIP
4 10 (24.39%) DNS
5 9 (21.95%) CESG
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Vista
6 8 (19.51%) Windows 8
6 8 (19.51%) NHS
7 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
8 6 (14.63%) Service Management
8 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
8 6 (14.63%) MS Office
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.20%) DameWare
9 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
9 5 (12.20%) VMware
10 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (9.76%) Games
10 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
10 4 (9.76%) Service Continuity Management
10 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) VPN
2 10 (24.39%) DNS
2 10 (24.39%) VoIP
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.76%) Games
4 2 (4.88%) Law
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Service Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Business Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) Procurement Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Service Manager
6 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
7 3 (7.32%) IT Operations Manager
7 3 (7.32%) IT Services Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Operations Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Service Operations Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Support
8 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) Service Design Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (21.95%) CESG
3 8 (19.51%) NHS
4 4 (9.76%) Wiki
5 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.44%) iPad
7 1 (2.44%) Learning Management System
7 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows 8
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Vista
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) ITIL
2 11 (26.83%) Incident Management
2 11 (26.83%) PRINCE2
3 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) ITSM
4 6 (14.63%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) Service Continuity Management
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Ticket Management
8 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) Logistics
8 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.44%) Release Management
8 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.44%) MCDST
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) DameWare
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco
3 1 (2.44%) Peoplefluent
3 1 (2.44%) SAP
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