The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South Yorkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 42 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.45% 12.77% 6.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 89.36% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 11
Average daily rate £158 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £175 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £414 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.27 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.25% -32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £11.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+24.21% -20.83%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
15 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.36% 14.29% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 16
Average daily rate £400 £330 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £178 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
SLA
Yorkshire

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -17 2 £160 -8.57% 2
Rotherham - - - -
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) IIS
4 5 (33.33%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Windows NT
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) CA
6 2 (13.33%) Lotus
6 2 (13.33%) Unicenter
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Applications Support
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows NT
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Unicenter
1 2 (13.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) CA
2 2 (13.33%) Lotus
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (6.67%) BT