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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 95 109 99
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 31 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 0.79% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.36% 8.36% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 11
Median daily rate £235 £180 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £131 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £353 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £15.77
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 - £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 - £75.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.42%
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
232 311 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.37% 9.49% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 144 145
Median daily rate £350 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 5
Median hourly rate £28.75 £46.70 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.43% +196.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £33.46 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.70 £75.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 August 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
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 August 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 +8 18 £298 +98.33% 3
North Lanarkshire - 6 £235 -
Glasgow +8 3 £100 -66.66% 1
Fife - 2 - -
Renfrewshire -9 1 £270 +50.00%
Highlands - 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (28.95%) ITIL
2 18 (23.68%) Service Management
3 17 (22.37%) Service Delivery
3 17 (22.37%) Finance
4 16 (21.05%) SQL
4 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 15 (19.74%) Windows
6 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
6 14 (18.42%) Change Management
6 14 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (15.79%) ITSM
7 12 (15.79%) HP
8 11 (14.47%) SAN
8 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
9 10 (13.16%) Linux
9 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
10 9 (11.84%) MS Office
11 8 (10.53%) DNS
11 8 (10.53%) Project Management
11 8 (10.53%) VMware
11 8 (10.53%) Validation
11 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.53%) SCCM
11 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
12 7 (9.21%) SCOM
12 7 (9.21%) Banking
12 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (9.21%) DHCP
12 7 (9.21%) Active Directory

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 10 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) SAS
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) SAN
2 8 (10.53%) DNS
3 7 (9.21%) DHCP
4 5 (6.58%) SMTP
5 4 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.95%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (3.95%) Internet
6 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.95%) LAN
6 3 (3.95%) VoIP
7 2 (2.63%) WAN
8 1 (1.32%) ATM
8 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.32%) Firewall
8 1 (1.32%) HTTP
8 1 (1.32%) ISDN
8 1 (1.32%) PABX
8 1 (1.32%) Symposium
8 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (17.11%) Administrator
2 10 (13.16%) Service Manager
2 10 (13.16%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (7.89%) Change Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.26%) IT Support
6 4 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.95%) Developer
7 3 (3.95%) IT Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Supplier Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Architect
8 2 (2.63%) IT Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) CSS
1 3 (3.95%) SOAP
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) CMDB
3 5 (6.58%) Clustering
3 5 (6.58%) PKI
4 4 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.32%) DataPower
7 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) iPad
7 1 (1.32%) iPhone
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
7 1 (1.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Linux
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.21%) AIX
5 6 (7.89%) Unix
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.58%) HPUX
6 5 (6.58%) Solaris
6 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) ITIL
2 18 (23.68%) Service Management
3 17 (22.37%) Service Delivery
4 14 (18.42%) Change Management
4 14 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (15.79%) ITSM
6 8 (10.53%) Project Management
6 8 (10.53%) Validation
7 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
7 6 (7.89%) Release Management
8 5 (6.58%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) High Availability
8 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.58%) Process Improvement
8 5 (6.58%) Quality Management
8 5 (6.58%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (5.26%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) CCNA
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.63%) ACSA
4 2 (2.63%) CCENT
4 2 (2.63%) MCITP
4 2 (2.63%) MCSA
4 2 (2.63%) MCSE
4 2 (2.63%) MCTS
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.32%) CISA
5 1 (1.32%) CRISC
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) COBIT
1 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.26%) SRDF
4 1 (1.32%) IAG
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) SCCM
2 7 (9.21%) SCOM
3 5 (6.58%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (6.58%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (6.58%) SCVMM
3 5 (6.58%) WSUS
4 4 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (5.26%) TADDM
4 4 (5.26%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) HP
3 8 (10.53%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco
4 6 (7.89%) Citrix
4 6 (7.89%) Symantec
5 5 (6.58%) arcserve
5 5 (6.58%) CA
5 5 (6.58%) IBM
5 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.26%) AppSense
6 4 (5.26%) Brocade
6 4 (5.26%) EMC
6 4 (5.26%) Lumension
7 3 (3.95%) Apple
7 3 (3.95%) Pega
7 3 (3.95%) Siemens
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle
8 2 (2.63%) Sophos