The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 77 87 86
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 50 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.90% 1.26% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.85% 21.74% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 14
Average daily rate £340 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £345 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £9.64 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £72.00 £13.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £11.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+24.21% -20.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
157 138 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.97% 5.81% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 84 76
Average daily rate £350 £325 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.75 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.64 £9.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £72.00 £25.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
SLA
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 16 £345 +10.40%
Aberdeen +17 11 £100 - 1
Edinburgh -18 11 £190 +80.95% 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Stirling - 3 £288 -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
Lanarkshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
SLA
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SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (37.18%) Windows
2 27 (34.62%) Finance
3 17 (21.79%) ITIL
3 17 (21.79%) Oracle
3 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 16 (20.51%) SQL
5 15 (19.23%) Change Management
6 14 (17.95%) Service Delivery
6 14 (17.95%) MS Excel
7 11 (14.10%) MS Office
7 11 (14.10%) Web Services
8 10 (12.82%) Windows 7
9 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
9 9 (11.54%) UNIX
9 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
9 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
10 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
10 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.26%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
11 7 (8.97%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (8.97%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 7 (8.97%) MS Project Server
11 7 (8.97%) System Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (8.97%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
11 7 (8.97%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (8.97%) MS Project
12 6 (7.69%) T-SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
1 7 (8.97%) SharePoint Server
1 7 (8.97%) MS Project Server
2 6 (7.69%) IIS
3 4 (5.13%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.10%) MS Office
3 7 (8.97%) MS Project
4 6 (7.69%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (5.13%) Markit EDM
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) LDAP
1 4 (5.13%) SAN
1 4 (5.13%) DAB
1 4 (5.13%) Network Security
2 3 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) ATM
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.28%) xDSL
4 1 (1.28%) MRTG
4 1 (1.28%) PABX
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.28%) HSRP
4 1 (1.28%) ISDN
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) DHCP
4 1 (1.28%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 9 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.28%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 27 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Front Office
3 3 (3.85%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Local Government
4 2 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Consultant
2 10 (12.82%) Support Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Developer
3 9 (11.54%) Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Deskside Support
6 5 (6.41%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Functional Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.13%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) Web Services
2 7 (8.97%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 6 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) SOAP
4 1 (1.28%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.18%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.54%) UNIX
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.69%) Solaris
4 6 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X Server
5 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.85%) Linux
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) Change Management
3 14 (17.95%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.97%) System Testing
5 6 (7.69%) Data Management
5 6 (7.69%) Project Management
5 6 (7.69%) Workflow
5 6 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (7.69%) OO
6 5 (6.41%) ERP
6 5 (6.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.13%) Security Management
8 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.85%) CRM
9 2 (2.56%) SOA
9 2 (2.56%) ETL
9 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.51%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 6 (7.69%) C#
3 4 (5.13%) Perl
3 4 (5.13%) Korn
3 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.85%) Java
5 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.56%) JCL
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
6 1 (1.28%) REXX
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) MCP
5 1 (1.28%) CCNP
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ACTC
5 1 (1.28%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Legato
1 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (5.13%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.13%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (5.13%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
1 17 (21.79%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) Remedy
2 6 (7.69%) VMware
3 4 (5.13%) Northgate
3 4 (5.13%) Sun
3 4 (5.13%) HP
3 4 (5.13%) EMC
3 4 (5.13%) Veritas
3 4 (5.13%) Apple
4 3 (3.85%) Sybase
4 3 (3.85%) Citrix
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) CA
6 1 (1.28%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.28%) Nokia
6 1 (1.28%) Siemens
6 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.28%) Symantec
6 1 (1.28%) Juniper
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