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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 109 99 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 1.07% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.16% 16.95% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 13
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£180 £218 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -33.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £115 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £321
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.77 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.99% +70.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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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
233 177 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.00% 6.32% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 84 57
Average daily rate £385 £403 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
Average hourly rate £33.71 £15.77 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.77% +70.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.46 £11.50 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £75.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -12 13 £140 -60.00% 5
Glasgow +11 9 £294 -28.35% 4
Aberdeen +3 2 £180 +75.60% 3
Renfrewshire +5 1 £180 -17.24%
Inverclyde - 1 £300 -
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SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) ITIL
3 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
4 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
4 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
6 12 (23.53%) SCCM
7 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (21.57%) Service Management
8 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
8 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (17.65%) MS Office
9 9 (17.65%) Windows XP
10 8 (15.69%) Change Management
10 8 (15.69%) ITSM
11 7 (13.73%) VMware
11 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
11 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
11 7 (13.73%) CommVault
11 7 (13.73%) VoIP
11 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.73%) Office 365
12 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
12 6 (11.76%) Finance
13 5 (9.80%) Banking
13 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
13 5 (9.80%) Cisco
13 5 (9.80%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Office
2 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) VoIP
2 5 (9.80%) DNS
3 4 (7.84%) SAN
3 4 (7.84%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.92%) MVNO
6 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.96%) PABX
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Ant
1 1 (1.96%) Hudson
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
1 11 (21.57%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (13.73%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) IT Support
5 5 (9.80%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.84%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Support Team Leader
6 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Team Leader
8 2 (3.92%) Exchange Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 15 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Service Management
3 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
4 8 (15.69%) Change Management
4 8 (15.69%) ITSM
5 7 (13.73%) Problem Management
6 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.92%) CRM
9 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.92%) Workflow
9 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
10 1 (1.96%) Matrix Management
10 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.92%) MCTS
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) vSphere
4 2 (3.92%) vCloud
4 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.92%) WSUS
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) CommVault
2 7 (13.73%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) Symantec
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) McAfee
5 3 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) EMC
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 2 (3.92%) BMC
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) Reuters
7 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.96%) Wyse
7 1 (1.96%) Mitel
7 1 (1.96%) Altiris
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Siemens
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