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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 100 100 96
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 47 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.60% 1.08% 1.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.51% 11.19% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 14
Median daily rate £275 £180 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £146 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £365 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -3.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
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
324 286 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.02% 9.68% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 142 146
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.03 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+27.12% +6.14%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Renfrewshire -27 15 £300 -13.35%
Edinburgh -11 12 £450 +157.14% 4
Glasgow +3 10 £169 -26.22% 5
Fife - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £218 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £250 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 23 (32.86%) ITIL
2 20 (28.57%) SQL
3 19 (27.14%) Service Management
4 18 (25.71%) Finance
5 16 (22.86%) Change Management
5 16 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 14 (20.00%) Validation
7 13 (18.57%) ITSM
8 12 (17.14%) Windows
8 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.14%) HP
9 10 (14.29%) SAN
9 10 (14.29%) Linux
9 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.86%) Pega
10 9 (12.86%) Banking
10 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
10 9 (12.86%) CSS
10 9 (12.86%) SOAP
10 9 (12.86%) Java
10 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
11 8 (11.43%) DNS
11 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.00%) DHCP
12 7 (10.00%) MS Office
12 7 (10.00%) AIX
12 7 (10.00%) Unix

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 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) SAS
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) SAN
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
3 7 (10.00%) DHCP
4 5 (7.14%) SMTP
5 4 (5.71%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (4.29%) Firewall
6 3 (4.29%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.86%) LAN
7 2 (2.86%) WAN
8 1 (1.43%) ATM
8 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.43%) HTTP
8 1 (1.43%) ISDN
8 1 (1.43%) MPLS
8 1 (1.43%) OSPF
8 1 (1.43%) SNMP
8 1 (1.43%) VoIP
8 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Administrator
2 10 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 9 (12.86%) Developer
3 9 (12.86%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Change Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) IT Support
8 3 (4.29%) Cisco Support
8 3 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.29%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Services Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Supplier Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Services Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) CSS
1 9 (12.86%) SOAP
2 1 (1.43%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) CMDB
3 5 (7.14%) Clustering
3 5 (7.14%) PKI
4 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.86%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) DataPower
6 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Linux
3 7 (10.00%) AIX
3 7 (10.00%) Unix
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.14%) HPUX
5 5 (7.14%) Solaris
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) ITIL
2 19 (27.14%) Service Management
3 16 (22.86%) Change Management
3 16 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 14 (20.00%) Validation
5 13 (18.57%) ITSM
6 7 (10.00%) Project Management
7 6 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.57%) Process Improvement
7 6 (8.57%) Release Management
7 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.14%) High Availability
8 5 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 5 (7.14%) Service Design
9 4 (5.71%) Migration
9 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.57%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) Java
2 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.29%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) CCNP
6 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.43%) CCIE
6 1 (1.43%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) SCOM
2 5 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (7.14%) SCVMM
2 5 (7.14%) WSUS
3 4 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (17.14%) HP
1 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) Pega
3 6 (8.57%) VMware
4 5 (7.14%) arcserve
4 5 (7.14%) CA
4 5 (7.14%) Cisco
4 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.71%) 3PAR
5 4 (5.71%) AppSense
5 4 (5.71%) Brocade
5 4 (5.71%) Citrix
5 4 (5.71%) Lumension
5 4 (5.71%) Symantec
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle
6 2 (2.86%) Siemens
7 1 (1.43%) Apple
7 1 (1.43%) Avaya
7 1 (1.43%) NetApp
7 1 (1.43%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago