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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 96 70 87
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 49 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 2.02% 1.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.17% 31.01% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.26% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £470 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £281
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.57 - £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.41 - £91.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £12.43
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.68%
SLA
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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
178 158 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.44% 6.50% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 75 73
Average daily rate £400 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £184 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.77 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 - £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 - £91.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -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 27 February 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 February 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
Glasgow -3 8 £215 -36.76% 6
Edinburgh -18 7 £270 -19.28% 3
Stirling - 1 £300 -
Fife - 1 - -
Perthshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 2
Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 12 (24.49%) Finance
3 11 (22.45%) Windows
4 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
6 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
6 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
6 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
7 7 (14.29%) Ericsson
7 7 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 7 (14.29%) Line Management
8 6 (12.24%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (12.24%) WFM
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (12.24%) SDH
8 6 (12.24%) UMTS
8 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
8 6 (12.24%) ATM
8 6 (12.24%) GSM
8 6 (12.24%) SQL
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle
8 6 (12.24%) Service Management
8 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) RNC
9 5 (10.20%) Project Management
9 5 (10.20%) UNIX
9 5 (10.20%) MS Office
9 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) SAS
3 1 (2.04%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
2 6 (12.24%) ATM
2 6 (12.24%) GSM
2 6 (12.24%) SDH
2 6 (12.24%) UMTS
2 6 (12.24%) RNC
2 6 (12.24%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 3 (6.12%) WAN
5 2 (4.08%) Intranet
5 2 (4.08%) 3G
5 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 2 (4.08%) 2G
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.08%) 4G
5 2 (4.08%) PABX
6 1 (2.04%) NAS
6 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.04%) DHCP
6 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MS Access
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.04%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) PVCS
1 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.20%) Deskside Support
4 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Support Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) CMDB
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) AS400
4 1 (2.04%) PDA
4 1 (2.04%) iSeries
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) UNIX
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) Line Management
3 6 (12.24%) Service Management
3 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) WFM
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) Data Protection
5 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.12%) Workflow
6 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.08%) ETL
7 2 (4.08%) CRM
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.08%) C
2 2 (4.08%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) C++
3 1 (2.04%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) ABAP
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.16%) A+ Certification
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (8.16%) MCITP
4 4 (8.16%) MCSE
5 2 (4.08%) HNC
5 2 (4.08%) VCP4
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Squid
2 2 (4.08%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 7 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Avaya
4 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee
5 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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