The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 32 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 3.33% 2.82% 7.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.83% 23.81% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
Average daily rate
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£335 £180 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £170 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £234 £231
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.71 £28.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.89% +31.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £28.00 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.34 £28.00 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +9.09%
SLA
Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 6.97% 11.86% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 16
Average daily rate £335 £390 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +73.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £179 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £455 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.71 £28.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.89% +31.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £28.00 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.34 £28.00 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -25.43%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the South Yorkshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South Yorkshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Sheffield -3 6 £335 +86.11% 2
Doncaster +6 2 - -
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (35.29%) Service Delivery
4 9 (26.47%) Change Management
4 9 (26.47%) Citrix
5 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 7 (20.59%) Service Management
6 7 (20.59%) VMware
6 7 (20.59%) SCCM
6 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (20.59%) MS Office
7 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
8 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (14.71%) Remedy
8 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
8 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (14.71%) MCSE
8 5 (14.71%) SQL
9 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.76%) Cisco
9 4 (11.76%) IBM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
1 3 (8.82%) DHCP
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) QlikView
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.94%) EDMS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MSI
2 2 (5.88%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.82%) German Language
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Delivery Manager
1 6 (17.65%) Services Delivery Manager
1 6 (17.65%) Service Manager
2 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
3 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
3 3 (8.82%) Transition Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Server Administrator
3 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.82%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Service Transition Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Build Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Packager
5 1 (2.94%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
3 4 (11.76%) NHS
4 3 (8.82%) FMCG
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.88%) Statistics
5 2 (5.88%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
2 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
3 1 (2.94%) AIX
3 1 (2.94%) HPUX
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 12 (35.29%) Service Delivery
3 9 (26.47%) Change Management
4 7 (20.59%) Service Management
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.82%) Validation
7 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.88%) Change Control
8 2 (5.88%) People Management
8 2 (5.88%) ERP
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.94%) ITSM
9 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
9 1 (2.94%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) VBScript
2 3 (8.82%) VB
3 2 (5.88%) C
4 1 (2.94%) RPG
4 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) MCP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.82%) XenApp
3 3 (8.82%) MetaFrame
3 3 (8.82%) ISA Server
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) Unicenter
4 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) Citrix
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) Remedy
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (11.76%) IBM
6 3 (8.82%) HP
6 3 (8.82%) NetApp
6 3 (8.82%) Lotus
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) Cognos
7 2 (5.88%) CA
7 2 (5.88%) Infor
8 1 (2.94%) Brocade
8 1 (2.94%) Kronos
8 1 (2.94%) Altiris
8 1 (2.94%) CommVault
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) Sun