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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 107 81 94
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 1.93% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.20% 32.28% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 15
Average daily rate
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£200 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £100 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £405 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.80 £15.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.72% +27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.24 £12.80 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £20.85 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
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
196 158 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.48% 5.98% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 73 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% +64.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £13.00 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -4 6 £179 -5.92% 4
Glasgow -14 5 £158 -54.34% 2
Renfrewshire -4 2 £346 -14.50%
West Lothian - 2 - -
Fife - 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 15 (30.61%) Windows
3 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.41%) Ethernet
5 10 (20.41%) SQL
5 10 (20.41%) Finance
6 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
8 7 (14.29%) SAN
8 7 (14.29%) MS Office
8 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 7 (14.29%) Service Management
9 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
9 6 (12.24%) Symantec
9 6 (12.24%) McAfee
9 6 (12.24%) VMware
9 6 (12.24%) UNIX
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.24%) Ericsson
9 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
9 6 (12.24%) ATM
9 6 (12.24%) GSM
9 6 (12.24%) SDH
9 6 (12.24%) UMTS
9 6 (12.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (12.24%) RNC
9 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) SAS
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Office
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) Ethernet
2 7 (14.29%) SAN
3 6 (12.24%) ATM
3 6 (12.24%) GSM
3 6 (12.24%) SDH
3 6 (12.24%) UMTS
3 6 (12.24%) RNC
3 6 (12.24%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (6.12%) DHCP
4 3 (6.12%) DNS
4 3 (6.12%) LAN
5 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 2 (4.08%) LDAP
5 2 (4.08%) WAN
5 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.08%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.04%) 4G
6 1 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (2.04%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Field Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Administrator
3 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Deskside Support
5 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Support Manager
6 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) SLA Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Service Support Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Radio Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Deskside Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) CMDB
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.04%) PDA
4 1 (2.04%) iSeries
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.08%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) Solaris
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) Service Management
3 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) WFM
3 6 (12.24%) Line Management
4 5 (10.20%) ITIL V3
4 5 (10.20%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) Workflow
5 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) Change Management
6 3 (6.12%) ITSM
7 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.04%) ABAP
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.12%) MCITP
4 3 (6.12%) A+ Certification
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.12%) MCSE
5 2 (4.08%) OCP
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.04%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) NFS
3 2 (4.08%) UAG
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 2 (4.08%) Squid
3 2 (4.08%) Samba
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.08%) WSUS
3 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Symantec
2 6 (12.24%) McAfee
2 6 (12.24%) VMware
2 6 (12.24%) Ericsson
2 6 (12.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco
4 4 (8.16%) EMC
4 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Avaya
5 2 (4.08%) NetApp
5 2 (4.08%) CommVault
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.04%) Lotus
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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