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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 95 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.32% 1.05% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.15% 11.03% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 11
Median daily rate £275 £275 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £140 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% +15.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
214 272 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.86% 9.50% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 143 145
Median daily rate £400 £336 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £195 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £29.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £18.60 £18.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £40.00 £41.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Edinburgh +23 15 £413 +58.65% 5
Aberdeen -6 3 £100 -
Aberdeenshire - 2 £130 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 10 (17.86%) ITIL
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 7 (12.50%) Service Management
4 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.71%) Tivoli
4 6 (10.71%) SQL
4 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.93%) SCCM
5 5 (8.93%) CCNA
5 5 (8.93%) Cisco
5 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.93%) VMware
6 4 (7.14%) Banking
6 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
6 4 (7.14%) ITSM
6 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 4 (7.14%) IBM
6 4 (7.14%) EMC
6 4 (7.14%) Apple
6 4 (7.14%) MS Office
6 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Test Management

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 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.57%) SAS
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP BPC
1 2 (3.57%) SAP MII
2 1 (1.79%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Route 53
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Cisco IPT
1 3 (5.36%) Internet
1 3 (5.36%) IP Telephony
1 3 (5.36%) LAN
1 3 (5.36%) VoIP
2 2 (3.57%) DNS
2 2 (3.57%) SAN
2 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.57%) MaxDB
2 2 (3.57%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) NWDI
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Field Engineer
1 12 (21.43%) Field Service Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.57%) IP Telephony Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) IT Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) IT Support
6 2 (3.57%) Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Telephony Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Telephony Support
6 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.57%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) AIX
6 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Unix
6 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 7 (12.50%) Service Management
3 6 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.14%) ITSM
4 4 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 4 (7.14%) Test Management
4 4 (7.14%) Test Planning
4 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.36%) Migration
5 3 (5.36%) Service Design
6 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.57%) Line Management
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.57%) Project Management
6 2 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) CCNA
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.57%) ACSA
3 2 (3.57%) CCENT
3 2 (3.57%) MCITP
3 2 (3.57%) MCSA
3 2 (3.57%) MCSE
3 2 (3.57%) MCTS
3 2 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) CGEIT
4 1 (1.79%) CISA
4 1 (1.79%) CRISC
4 1 (1.79%) HND
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) COBIT
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) SRDF
3 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) IAG
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 5 (8.93%) SCCM
3 4 (7.14%) TADDM
4 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco
2 5 (8.93%) VMware
3 4 (7.14%) Apple
3 4 (7.14%) EMC
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) Siemens
4 3 (5.36%) Symantec
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) Mitel
5 2 (3.57%) NetIQ
5 2 (3.57%) SAP
5 2 (3.57%) Sophos
5 2 (3.57%) Sybase
6 1 (1.79%) Avaya
6 1 (1.79%) CommVault
6 1 (1.79%) Lotus
6 1 (1.79%) NetApp
6 1 (1.79%) Xerox
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