The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 12 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 5.08% - 2.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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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 West Lothian region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 13.56% 4.65% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

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Top 27 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Law
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) Squid
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Wiki
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) UAG
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

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Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
1 1 (25.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Avaya
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee
1 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds