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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 97 80 58
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Contract jobs citing SLA 31 36 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.10% 1.46% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 25.00% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 11
Average daily rate
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£345 £301 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.52% +33.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £175 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £330 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 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 £11.60 £9.16 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.60 £12.05 £17.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
186 144 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.58% 5.85% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 61 59
Average daily rate £403 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 25
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 £11.60 £8.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.60 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +3 16 £350 +40.00% 5
Glasgow -31 6 £378 +19.36% 5
Highlands - 5 £135 -
Aberdeen +12 3 £103 - 3
Renfrewshire -19 1 £218 -
West Lothian - 1 £200 -
Moray - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 35 (51.47%) Windows
2 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.47%) Finance
4 15 (22.06%) SQL
5 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
5 14 (20.59%) ITIL
6 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
7 11 (16.18%) MS Office
7 11 (16.18%) Active Directory
8 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
8 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 8 (11.76%) VMware
9 8 (11.76%) Citrix
9 8 (11.76%) Oracle
9 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (10.29%) .NET
10 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery
11 6 (8.82%) UNIX
11 6 (8.82%) Linux
11 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
11 6 (8.82%) Degree
12 5 (7.35%) SCCM
12 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (7.35%) Database Security
12 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (7.35%) IIS
12 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (7.35%) ITIL Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) IIS
2 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (4.41%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Project
2 3 (4.41%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.47%) assyst
2 1 (1.47%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) DHCP
1 4 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (4.41%) SAN
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
2 3 (4.41%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) 2G
3 2 (2.94%) 3G
3 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.94%) LAN
3 2 (2.94%) 4G
4 1 (1.47%) PABX
4 1 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.47%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.47%) SDH
4 1 (1.47%) UMTS
4 1 (1.47%) VoIP
4 1 (1.47%) ATM
4 1 (1.47%) GSM
4 1 (1.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.47%) Apache Continuum
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 11 (16.18%) Support Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) DBA
5 6 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.88%) Deskside Support
7 4 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.41%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.41%) Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) .NET
2 4 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.47%) Middleware
4 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 4 (5.88%) Mainframe
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) CMDB
3 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.47%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (51.47%) Windows
2 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.82%) UNIX
4 6 (8.82%) Linux
5 5 (7.35%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.41%) Solaris
8 2 (2.94%) AIX
8 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) MVS
9 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.35%) Change Management
3 5 (7.35%) Database Security
4 4 (5.88%) Line Management
4 4 (5.88%) Validation
4 4 (5.88%) Migration
4 4 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 3 (4.41%) Workflow
5 3 (4.41%) Software Deployment
5 3 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.41%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (4.41%) OO
6 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.94%) Security Management
6 2 (2.94%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.47%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
2 3 (4.41%) VBA
2 3 (4.41%) C#
3 2 (2.94%) C
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Degree
3 5 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCSE
4 2 (2.94%) CCNA
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) MCDST
4 2 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) vSphere
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.41%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.41%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (4.41%) Unicenter
3 3 (4.41%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (4.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.41%) MOM
3 3 (4.41%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (4.41%) Control-M
3 3 (4.41%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (36.76%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
2 8 (11.76%) Citrix
2 8 (11.76%) VMware
3 4 (5.88%) CA
4 3 (4.41%) Ericsson
4 3 (4.41%) BMC
4 3 (4.41%) IBM
4 3 (4.41%) Unisys
4 3 (4.41%) Sun
4 3 (4.41%) EMC
4 3 (4.41%) AppSense
4 3 (4.41%) Symantec
4 3 (4.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (4.41%) Lumension
5 2 (2.94%) Intel
5 2 (2.94%) Sybase
5 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (1.47%) Siemens