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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 109 73 88
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 45 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 1.84% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.84% 28.48% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 9
Average daily rate
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£258 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.26% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £100 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £422 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.80 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.40% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £12.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £12.50 £81.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
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
181 158 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.18% 6.46% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 71 70
Average daily rate £400 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.84% +1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £190 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £33.75 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.08 £12.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £12.50 £81.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow -10 4 £215 -37.68% 6
Edinburgh -19 4 £200 -3.61% 7
Stirling - 1 £300 -
Perthshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Dundee - - - - 2
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Windows
3 10 (22.22%) Finance
4 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (17.78%) Ethernet
5 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
5 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
6 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
6 7 (15.56%) Service Management
6 7 (15.56%) UNIX
6 7 (15.56%) SQL
7 6 (13.33%) Oracle
7 6 (13.33%) ATM
7 6 (13.33%) GSM
7 6 (13.33%) SDH
7 6 (13.33%) UMTS
7 6 (13.33%) Ericsson
7 6 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (13.33%) Line Management
7 6 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (13.33%) RNC
7 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.33%) WFM
8 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (11.11%) MS Office
8 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 4 (8.89%) MS Excel

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.22%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Ethernet
2 6 (13.33%) ATM
2 6 (13.33%) GSM
2 6 (13.33%) SDH
2 6 (13.33%) UMTS
2 6 (13.33%) RNC
2 6 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (8.89%) LAN
4 3 (6.67%) WAN
4 3 (6.67%) DHCP
4 3 (6.67%) DNS
4 3 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) Intranet
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.44%) LDAP
5 2 (4.44%) PABX
6 1 (2.22%) NAS
6 1 (2.22%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) MS Access
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) PVCS
1 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Field Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Deskside Support
4 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Support Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Applications Support
6 1 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.22%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) iSeries
3 1 (2.22%) AS400
3 1 (2.22%) PDA
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.44%) Solaris
6 1 (2.22%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.22%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.22%) Android
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Service Management
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.33%) WFM
3 6 (13.33%) Line Management
4 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.67%) ITSM
5 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
6 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.44%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.22%) ABAP
3 1 (2.22%) VBA
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.67%) MCITP
5 3 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 3 (6.67%) MCSE
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (4.44%) HNC
6 2 (4.44%) OCP
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Samba
2 2 (4.44%) Squid
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) UAG
2 2 (4.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Ericsson
2 6 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (8.89%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.44%) NetApp
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.44%) Symantec
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) EMC
4 2 (4.44%) Avaya
4 2 (4.44%) CommVault
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus
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