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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 108 106 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -33
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.82% 0.99% 1.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.26% 16.46% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £113 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £402 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +94.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.65% +12.90%
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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
212 164 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.69% 5.98% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 84 80
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £18.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.11% +94.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £21.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +15.45%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 12 £175 -50.00% 5
Aberdeen +10 7 £180 +75.60%
Glasgow -2 2 £300 -26.82% 3
Renfrewshire - 2 £180 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
Inverclyde - 1 £300 -
SLA
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SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
3 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
4 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 12 (24.49%) SCCM
6 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
6 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (20.41%) Service Management
7 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (18.37%) VMware
8 9 (18.37%) CommVault
9 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
9 8 (16.33%) MS Office
10 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 7 (14.29%) VoIP
10 7 (14.29%) DNS
10 7 (14.29%) Finance
10 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.29%) Office 365
11 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
11 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
11 6 (12.24%) DHCP
11 6 (12.24%) Ethernet
11 6 (12.24%) SQL
11 6 (12.24%) SAN
12 5 (10.20%) Cisco
12 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (30.61%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Office
2 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Office 365
2 3 (6.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) VoIP
1 7 (14.29%) DNS
2 6 (12.24%) SAN
2 6 (12.24%) DHCP
2 6 (12.24%) Ethernet
3 4 (8.16%) ATM
3 4 (8.16%) GSM
3 4 (8.16%) SDH
3 4 (8.16%) UMTS
3 4 (8.16%) RNC
3 4 (8.16%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.08%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.08%) LDAP
5 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Ant
1 1 (2.04%) Hudson
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Support Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Support Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) IT Support
6 4 (8.16%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Field Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Team Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Incident Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Exchange Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Programme Manager
8 2 (4.08%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.12%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.20%) Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.08%) UNIX
7 2 (4.08%) AIX
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
8 1 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) Service Management
3 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.20%) ITSM
3 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
4 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.16%) Line Management
4 4 (8.16%) WFM
4 4 (8.16%) Change Management
4 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.08%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.08%) MCTS
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) OCP
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.04%) MCP
System Software
1 16 (32.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) vCloud
4 2 (4.08%) NFS
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.08%) Samba
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.08%) WSUS
4 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) CommVault
2 9 (18.37%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) Symantec
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco
4 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
4 4 (8.16%) EMC
4 4 (8.16%) McAfee
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.16%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) HP
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) BMC
6 2 (4.08%) NetApp
6 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.04%) Altiris
7 1 (2.04%) Reuters
7 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.04%) Wyse