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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 99 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 35 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 1.40% 1.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.86% 23.33% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £334 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 21
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.48% -25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.18 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £12.05 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.24% +0.80%
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
168 150 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.12% 6.00% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 68 54
Average daily rate £400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £187 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 23
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.48% -25.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £8.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.50 £11.20 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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 -5 15 £350 +21.73% 3
Glasgow -27 5 £410 +42.60% 5
Highlands - 5 £135 -
Aberdeen +6 3 £103 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £200 -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 37 (51.39%) Windows
2 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 22 (30.56%) Finance
4 18 (25.00%) ITIL
5 17 (23.61%) SQL
6 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 13 (18.06%) Oracle
7 13 (18.06%) Service Delivery
7 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
8 12 (16.67%) MS Office
8 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
9 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
9 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (12.50%) Change Management
11 8 (11.11%) Citrix
11 8 (11.11%) .NET
11 8 (11.11%) VMware
12 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (9.72%) Degree
12 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
12 7 (9.72%) UNIX
13 6 (8.33%) Linux
13 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
13 6 (8.33%) Web Services
13 6 (8.33%) IIS
13 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
13 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
13 6 (8.33%) Oracle Applications

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (5.56%) MS Project Server
4 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) MS Office
2 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.56%) MS Project
3 4 (5.56%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (1.39%) assyst
4 1 (1.39%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) DHCP
1 4 (5.56%) DNS
1 4 (5.56%) SAN
2 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) WAN
3 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) VoIP
4 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.39%) Intranet
4 1 (1.39%) 3G
4 1 (1.39%) 2G
4 1 (1.39%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.39%) 4G
4 1 (1.39%) PABX
4 1 (1.39%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.94%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.39%) Apache Continuum
General
1 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
2 4 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Analyst
2 12 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.28%) Support Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (11.11%) Consultant
6 6 (8.33%) DBA
6 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.94%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.94%) Service Manager
7 5 (6.94%) Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Administrator
8 4 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
8 4 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) SQL DBA
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.39%) EDI
4 1 (1.39%) Middleware
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) iPhone
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 37 (51.39%) Windows
2 13 (18.06%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.72%) UNIX
5 6 (8.33%) Linux
5 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.56%) Solaris
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.78%) AIX
10 1 (1.39%) MVS
10 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) ITIL
2 13 (18.06%) Service Delivery
3 9 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) Database Security
5 4 (5.56%) Workflow
5 4 (5.56%) Validation
5 4 (5.56%) Migration
5 4 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (5.56%) OO
5 4 (5.56%) System Testing
5 4 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.17%) ERP
6 3 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.17%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.78%) SOA
7 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 4 (5.56%) C#
3 3 (4.17%) VBA
4 2 (2.78%) JCL
5 1 (1.39%) Korn
5 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.39%) C
5 1 (1.39%) REXX
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) Java
5 1 (1.39%) Perl
5 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) Degree
3 5 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.78%) CCNA
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.78%) MCDST
6 1 (1.39%) MCITP
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) vSphere
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) NetBackup
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.17%) MOM
3 3 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (4.17%) Control-M
3 3 (4.17%) Unicenter
3 3 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (4.17%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.17%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (4.17%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.39%) Legato
4 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.39%) WSUS
4 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.06%) Oracle
3 8 (11.11%) Citrix
3 8 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) CA
4 4 (5.56%) Sun
4 4 (5.56%) EMC
5 3 (4.17%) Unisys
5 3 (4.17%) BMC
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) AppSense
5 3 (4.17%) Symantec
5 3 (4.17%) Lumension
6 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.78%) NetApp
6 2 (2.78%) Sybase
6 2 (2.78%) Intel
7 1 (1.39%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco
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