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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 105 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.81% 1.72% 1.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.56% 32.82% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 15
Average daily rate
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£338 £294 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £368 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £10.63 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.42% -33.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
158 131 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.56% 5.24% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 58 63
Average daily rate £375 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.77 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.41% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 28 November 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
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 28 November 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 -6 9 £350 - 5
Glasgow -18 5 £330 +10.00% 2
Renfrewshire -10 2 - -
Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
Fife - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 3
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SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.00%) Finance
4 11 (21.15%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
5 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
6 9 (17.31%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
8 7 (13.46%) MS Office
8 7 (13.46%) UNIX
9 6 (11.54%) Oracle
9 6 (11.54%) Degree
9 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
10 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (9.62%) Database Security
10 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (9.62%) Service Management
10 5 (9.62%) .NET
10 5 (9.62%) Citrix
11 4 (7.69%) DNS
11 4 (7.69%) LAN
11 4 (7.69%) WAN
11 4 (7.69%) DHCP
11 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (7.69%) Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.77%) IIS
1 3 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) DNS
1 4 (7.69%) LAN
1 4 (7.69%) WAN
1 4 (7.69%) DHCP
2 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.85%) 4G
3 2 (3.85%) PABX
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) VoIP
3 2 (3.85%) Intranet
3 2 (3.85%) 3G
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) 2G
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) RNC
4 1 (1.92%) ATM
4 1 (1.92%) GSM
4 1 (1.92%) SDH
4 1 (1.92%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.92%) PVCS
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 4 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support
4 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (11.54%) Service Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (7.69%) DBA
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Field Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.85%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop Support
8 2 (3.85%) Deskside Support
8 2 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.85%) CMDB
2 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
3 1 (1.92%) Wiki
3 1 (1.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 7 (13.46%) UNIX
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Linux
6 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.85%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.92%) AIX
8 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
3 5 (9.62%) Database Security
3 5 (9.62%) Service Management
4 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 4 (7.69%) Validation
5 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.77%) Line Management
6 2 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.85%) Change Control
6 2 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.85%) Workflow
6 2 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) VBA
3 2 (3.85%) C
4 1 (1.92%) C#
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) Degree
3 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (3.85%) CCNA
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.85%) HNC
5 2 (3.85%) MCDST
5 2 (3.85%) MCITP
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) UAG
2 2 (3.85%) Squid
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.92%) XenApp
3 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.85%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) Ericsson
4 3 (5.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.85%) EMC
5 2 (3.85%) NetApp
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.85%) McAfee
5 2 (3.85%) Avaya
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
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