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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 99 111 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.23% 0.74% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.86% 7.67% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 14
Median daily rate £210 £184 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -39.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £116 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £262 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 6
Median hourly rate £20.25 £20.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +29.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £20.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £20.50 £63.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.89 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.86% -0.71%
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
210 313 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.54% 9.70% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 155 156
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £214 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 8
Median hourly rate £35.25 £36.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +129.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £28.85 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £46.70 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +47.50%

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 28 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 16 £210 +58.49% 2
North Lanarkshire +8 3 £320 +60.00%
Aberdeen +2 2 - -
Glasgow +2 2 - - 4
Fife - 2 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Highlands - 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 19 (25.33%) ITIL
2 18 (24.00%) Finance
3 15 (20.00%) Service Management
3 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.67%) Service Delivery
5 13 (17.33%) Windows
5 13 (17.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (16.00%) SQL
6 12 (16.00%) Change Management
7 11 (14.67%) Linux
7 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
7 11 (14.67%) HP
7 11 (14.67%) SAN
7 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 9 (12.00%) VMware
9 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (12.00%) DNS
9 9 (12.00%) MS Office
9 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
10 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
10 8 (10.67%) ITSM
10 8 (10.67%) Project Management
10 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
10 8 (10.67%) SCCM
11 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (9.33%) DHCP
12 6 (8.00%) Unix
12 6 (8.00%) AIX

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 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.67%) SAS
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Route 53
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) SAN
2 9 (12.00%) DNS
3 7 (9.33%) DHCP
4 5 (6.67%) SMTP
5 4 (5.33%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (4.00%) Internet
6 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.67%) HTTP
7 2 (2.67%) LAN
7 2 (2.67%) VoIP
8 1 (1.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.33%) SSL
8 1 (1.33%) WAN
8 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Legal
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Administrator
2 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Change Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Field Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Field Service Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) IT Support
6 5 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.33%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
1 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) CMDB
3 5 (6.67%) Clustering
3 5 (6.67%) PKI
4 4 (5.33%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.33%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (5.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.33%) DataPower
6 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) iPhone
6 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
3 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.00%) AIX
4 6 (8.00%) Unix
4 6 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.67%) HPUX
5 5 (6.67%) Solaris
6 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) ITIL
2 15 (20.00%) Service Management
3 14 (18.67%) Service Delivery
4 13 (17.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (16.00%) Change Management
6 8 (10.67%) ITSM
6 8 (10.67%) Project Management
7 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.00%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.00%) Release Management
8 5 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.67%) High Availability
8 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.67%) Quality Management
8 5 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.67%) Validation
9 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.33%) Process Improvement
9 4 (5.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.67%) Java
3 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) CCNA
3 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.67%) ACSA
4 2 (2.67%) CCENT
4 2 (2.67%) MCITP
4 2 (2.67%) MCSA
4 2 (2.67%) MCSE
4 2 (2.67%) MCTS
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.33%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.33%) CISA
5 1 (1.33%) CRISC
5 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) COBIT
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.33%) SRDF
5 1 (1.33%) IAG
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) SCCM
2 6 (8.00%) SCOM
3 5 (6.67%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (6.67%) SCVMM
3 5 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 5 (6.67%) WSUS
4 4 (5.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (5.33%) TADDM
5 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.33%) Puppet
6 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.67%) HP
3 9 (12.00%) VMware
4 6 (8.00%) Citrix
4 6 (8.00%) Symantec
5 5 (6.67%) arcserve
5 5 (6.67%) CA
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco
5 5 (6.67%) IBM
5 5 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.33%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.33%) AppSense
6 4 (5.33%) Brocade
6 4 (5.33%) EMC
6 4 (5.33%) Lumension
7 3 (4.00%) Apple
7 3 (4.00%) Siemens
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle
8 2 (2.67%) Sophos
9 1 (1.33%) NetIQ