The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Scotland
Rank 79 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 24 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.44% 1.06% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.72% 10.18% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 11
Median daily rate £350 £309 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.36% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £109 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% +15.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.62% +23.33%

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
163 275 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.78% 10.40% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 133 135
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £225 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +121.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +22 14 £425 +30.76% 5
Aberdeen - 3 £100 -
Glasgow 0 2 £229 -21.45% 1
Highlands - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 £205 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Finance
3 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
4 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 9 (15.79%) Service Management
5 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
5 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
6 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (12.28%) Supplier Management
7 6 (10.53%) Migration
7 6 (10.53%) ITSM
7 6 (10.53%) VMware
7 6 (10.53%) Tivoli
7 6 (10.53%) SQL
7 6 (10.53%) Line Management
7 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
7 6 (10.53%) Service Design
8 5 (8.77%) Office 365
8 5 (8.77%) Oracle
8 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
8 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (8.77%) SCCM
9 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (7.02%) Test Management
9 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) SAP BPC
1 3 (5.26%) SAP MII
2 1 (1.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Route 53
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Internet
1 3 (5.26%) LAN
1 3 (5.26%) VoIP
1 3 (5.26%) WAN
2 2 (3.51%) DNS
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) DHCP
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.75%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (5.26%) MaxDB
2 3 (5.26%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) DTS
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) NWDI
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Military
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Field Engineer
1 16 (28.07%) Field Service Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.77%) Break Fix Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support
6 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) SAP Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) SAP Basis Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (7.02%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) Life Science
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
3 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Linux
6 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Service Management
3 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.28%) Supplier Management
5 6 (10.53%) ITSM
5 6 (10.53%) Line Management
5 6 (10.53%) Migration
5 6 (10.53%) Service Design
6 4 (7.02%) Test Management
6 4 (7.02%) Test Planning
6 4 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.26%) Transition Management
8 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ACSA
2 2 (3.51%) CCENT
2 2 (3.51%) CCNA
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.51%) MCITP
2 2 (3.51%) MCSA
2 2 (3.51%) MCSE
2 2 (3.51%) MCTS
2 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.75%) CGEIT
3 1 (1.75%) CISA
3 1 (1.75%) CRISC
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) SRDF
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) IAG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Tivoli
2 5 (8.77%) SCCM
3 4 (7.02%) TADDM
4 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle
4 4 (7.02%) Apple
4 4 (7.02%) EMC
4 4 (7.02%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) SAP
5 3 (5.26%) Sybase
5 3 (5.26%) Symantec
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Citrix
6 2 (3.51%) Mitel
6 2 (3.51%) NetIQ
6 2 (3.51%) Sophos
7 1 (1.75%) Avaya
7 1 (1.75%) Brio
7 1 (1.75%) CommVault
7 1 (1.75%) Lotus
7 1 (1.75%) Xerox