The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 96 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 1.70% 1.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.46% 33.87% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 14
Average daily rate
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£339 £294 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £208 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £437 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
SLA
UK

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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
158 124 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.73% 5.03% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 52 62
Average daily rate £375 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Scotland region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Scotland region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 12 £345 -13.09% 2
Glasgow -9 4 £330 +10.46% 3
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
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SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (30.00%) ITIL
4 16 (26.67%) Finance
5 12 (20.00%) SQL
6 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
6 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
7 9 (15.00%) MS Office
7 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (13.33%) Oracle
8 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
9 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (10.00%) .NET
10 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 5 (8.33%) UNIX
11 5 (8.33%) MCSE
11 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
11 5 (8.33%) Citrix
11 5 (8.33%) A+ Certification
11 5 (8.33%) Ericsson
11 5 (8.33%) Service Management
11 5 (8.33%) MCITP
11 5 (8.33%) Degree
11 5 (8.33%) CMDB
11 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
11 5 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.00%) WAN
2 3 (5.00%) DHCP
2 3 (5.00%) ATM
2 3 (5.00%) GSM
2 3 (5.00%) LAN
2 3 (5.00%) SDH
2 3 (5.00%) UMTS
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
2 3 (5.00%) RNC
2 3 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.33%) 4G
3 2 (3.33%) PABX
3 2 (3.33%) Intranet
3 2 (3.33%) 3G
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 2 (3.33%) 2G
3 2 (3.33%) VoIP
3 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.67%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) PVCS
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.67%) ClearCase
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 8 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (10.00%) Service Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Deskside Support
5 5 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (6.67%) DBA
7 3 (5.00%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.00%) Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) CMDB
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) Wiki
4 1 (1.67%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.33%) UNIX
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.67%) AIX
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
3 5 (8.33%) Service Management
3 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 5 (8.33%) Database Security
3 5 (8.33%) Line Management
4 4 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (6.67%) Validation
5 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.00%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.00%) WFM
6 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.33%) Change Control
6 2 (3.33%) Workflow
6 2 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) VBA
3 2 (3.33%) C
3 2 (3.33%) C#
3 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 5 (8.33%) MCSE
4 5 (8.33%) MCITP
4 5 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) MCDST
5 2 (3.33%) CCNA
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) UAG
2 2 (3.33%) Squid
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) XenApp
3 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle
3 5 (8.33%) Ericsson
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix
3 5 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (3.33%) Avaya
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco
4 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.33%) McAfee
4 2 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.67%) NetApp
5 1 (1.67%) Lotus
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
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