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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 33 10
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.46% 1.52% 9.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 27.78% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 14
Average daily rate
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- £160 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -47.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +13.33%
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
14 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 3.23% 5.45% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 16
Average daily rate £300 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £418 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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
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 2 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 1 - - 2
Doncaster -7 1 - - 1
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Altiris
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (10.00%) User Experience
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) SCCM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Service Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Transition Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (30.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
1 1 (10.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Altiris
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Peregrine
2 1 (10.00%) Remedy