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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 92 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 29 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 1.26% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.85% 22.66% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £145 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £563 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.41% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.10% +9.09%
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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
183 128 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.90% 5.57% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 63 67
Average daily rate £389 £331 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.44% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.41% +4.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -17 10 £345 -22.29% 3
Glasgow -4 7 £215 +14.66% 5
Stirling - 1 £300 -
Fife - - - -
Perthshire - - - -
Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 3
Dundee - - - -
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UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 19 (32.76%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 14 (24.14%) ITIL
4 13 (22.41%) Finance
5 11 (18.97%) SQL
5 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
6 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
7 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
8 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (12.07%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.07%) MS Office
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle
8 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
8 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (10.34%) .NET
9 6 (10.34%) Project Management
9 6 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (8.62%) MCITP
10 5 (8.62%) CMDB
10 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (8.62%) Line Management
10 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (8.62%) Database Security
10 5 (8.62%) Service Management
10 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
10 5 (8.62%) UNIX
10 5 (8.62%) MCSE

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) SAS
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.17%) RNC
2 3 (5.17%) 4G
2 3 (5.17%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (5.17%) 3G
2 3 (5.17%) 2G
2 3 (5.17%) ATM
2 3 (5.17%) GSM
2 3 (5.17%) LAN
2 3 (5.17%) SDH
2 3 (5.17%) UMTS
2 3 (5.17%) WAN
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) Intranet
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) PABX
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.72%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) PVCS
1 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.90%) Aerospace
3 4 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) Support Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.34%) Deskside Support
5 5 (8.62%) Field Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Service Manager
6 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) DBA
7 3 (5.17%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Services Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.17%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) CMDB
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.72%) Wiki
3 1 (1.72%) PDA
3 1 (1.72%) iPhone
3 1 (1.72%) iSeries
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
3 1 (1.72%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.72%) AS400
3 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.62%) UNIX
4 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.34%) Project Management
4 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
4 5 (8.62%) Line Management
4 5 (8.62%) Database Security
4 5 (8.62%) Service Management
5 4 (6.90%) Validation
5 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.17%) WFM
6 3 (5.17%) Change Management
6 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.17%) Workflow
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.45%) ETL
7 2 (3.45%) CRM
7 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) VBA
2 2 (3.45%) C
2 2 (3.45%) C#
2 2 (3.45%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) Perl
3 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.72%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.62%) MCITP
5 5 (8.62%) MCSE
5 5 (8.62%) A+ Certification
6 4 (6.90%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) HNC
8 1 (1.72%) MCDST
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) UAG
2 2 (3.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (8.62%) Ericsson
4 4 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) Symantec
5 2 (3.45%) McAfee
5 2 (3.45%) Avaya
5 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Lotus