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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 34 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 5 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.83% 1.41% 13.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 27.78% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 20
Average daily rate
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£438 £158 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+177.77% -52.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £156 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £160 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £14.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
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
20 18 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.17% 5.08% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 21
Average daily rate £300 £258 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -21.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £418 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £20.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.11% +37.08%

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 4 May 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
Doncaster -1 3 £438 -
Sheffield -6 1 - - 3
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
6 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) LAN
6 2 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (14.29%) NHS
6 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
6 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
7 1 (7.14%) User Experience
7 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Service Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (35.71%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Service Transition Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Transition Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
5 3 (21.43%) Supplier Management
6 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
6 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
7 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
7 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Unicenter
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (7.14%) CommVault
3 1 (7.14%) Peregrine
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Altiris
3 1 (7.14%) VMware