The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 96 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.07% 1.24% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.15% 14.06% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 9
Median daily rate £319 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £133 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £477 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.35 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -3.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £10.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.60 £13.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
181 192 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.81% 8.81% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 155 107
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £9.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £175.00 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -8 9 £285 +16.32% 7
Wakefield - 7 £193 - 1
Bradford +4 4 £536 +19.16%
Halifax - 1 £455 -
Huddersfield - 1 - - 1
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 15 (34.09%) ITIL
2 13 (29.55%) Windows
3 11 (25.00%) Service Management
4 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 7 (15.91%) MS Office
7 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
7 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
7 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
8 5 (11.36%) Line Management
8 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
8 5 (11.36%) VPN
8 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
8 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
8 5 (11.36%) VMware
9 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.09%) ITSM
9 4 (9.09%) DameWare
9 4 (9.09%) Information Security
9 4 (9.09%) CCTV
9 4 (9.09%) Citrix
9 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
9 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
9 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
9 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
9 4 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (6.82%) Coaching
10 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) VPN
2 3 (6.82%) Intranet
2 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) DHCP
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) Extranet
3 2 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) 2G
4 1 (2.27%) 3G
4 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) GPRS
4 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.27%) LTE
4 1 (2.27%) NAS
4 1 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) UMTS
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) OLAP
1 2 (4.55%) OLTP
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Service Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Field Support Technician
3 4 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 3 (6.82%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (6.82%) IT Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Service Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.55%) Change Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (4.55%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) CCTV
1 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) BBC
3 2 (4.55%) CMDB
3 2 (4.55%) IVR
3 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
2 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
3 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.27%) Unix
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) Service Management
3 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.36%) Line Management
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) ITSM
5 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) Coaching
6 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.55%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.55%) Change Control
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.55%) Master Data Management
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) VB
1 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) MCITP
1 3 (6.82%) MCP
1 3 (6.82%) MCSA
1 3 (6.82%) MCSE
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.55%) CCNA
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) CCVP
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) DameWare
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.55%) Opsview
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.27%) Graphite
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) Arqiva
4 3 (6.82%) BT
5 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.27%) CommVault
6 1 (2.27%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.27%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.27%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.27%) NetApp
6 1 (2.27%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.27%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Veeam