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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 108 86 92
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 1.54% 1.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.24% 24.22% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £108 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £398 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £10.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +73.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £12.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £22.50 £13.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
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
205 161 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.04% 6.37% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 79 88
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £10.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% +92.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £12.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £31.10 £13.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 -3 9 £241 +14.88% 5
Glasgow -10 5 £158 -53.67% 4
Renfrewshire 0 3 £346 -14.50%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Dundee - 1 - - 2
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 13 (27.08%) Windows
3 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 8 (16.67%) MS Office
6 8 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 8 (16.67%) Finance
7 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
7 7 (14.58%) Symantec
7 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
7 7 (14.58%) SAN
7 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
7 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
8 6 (12.50%) Ericsson
8 6 (12.50%) ATM
8 6 (12.50%) GSM
8 6 (12.50%) SDH
8 6 (12.50%) UMTS
8 6 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (12.50%) Service Management
8 6 (12.50%) VMware
8 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.50%) RNC
8 6 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 6 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (12.50%) Line Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.17%) SAS
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.08%) NetWeaver
6 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Office
2 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 7 (14.58%) SAN
3 6 (12.50%) ATM
3 6 (12.50%) GSM
3 6 (12.50%) SDH
3 6 (12.50%) UMTS
3 6 (12.50%) RNC
3 6 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (6.25%) DHCP
4 3 (6.25%) DNS
5 2 (4.17%) LDAP
5 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.08%) NAS
6 1 (2.08%) 4G
6 1 (2.08%) 2G
6 1 (2.08%) 3G
6 1 (2.08%) Intranet
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BI
3 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Field Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Administrator
4 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Deskside Support
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Exchange Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) SAP BI Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) SAS Data Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Engagement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
1 1 (2.08%) Web Services
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) CMDB
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
4 1 (2.08%) iSeries
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Linux
5 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.17%) AIX
5 2 (4.17%) Solaris
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Service Management
2 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.50%) Line Management
2 6 (12.50%) WFM
3 5 (10.42%) ITIL V3
3 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.33%) ITSM
4 4 (8.33%) Project Management
4 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.25%) Workflow
5 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.08%) ABAP
3 1 (2.08%) VBA
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCITP
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.25%) A+ Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) OCP
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) NFS
3 2 (4.17%) Samba
3 2 (4.17%) vSphere
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (8.33%) SCCM
3 3 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.17%) WSUS
4 2 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Symantec
3 6 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 6 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (8.33%) EMC
4 4 (8.33%) McAfee
5 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) NetApp
5 2 (4.17%) CommVault
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.08%) Lotus
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
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