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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 60 101 60
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -41
Contract jobs citing SLA 37 11 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.58% 0.57% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.84% 5.07% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 25
Median daily rate £275 £120 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -54.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £98 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £193 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £15.62 £11.10 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -3.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £9.84 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £13.75 £14.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
162 217 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.31% 11.23% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 152 168
Median daily rate £375 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £286 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.62 £13.25 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% +8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £9.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £18.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +21 23 £425 +269.56% 6
Wakefield +2 6 £275 - 1
Bradford - 4 £203 -
Halifax +4 2 £425 -
Bingley - 1 £325 -
Pudsey - 1 £420 -
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 26 (47.27%) ITIL
2 17 (30.91%) Windows
3 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 14 (25.45%) Finance
5 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
6 11 (20.00%) Retail
7 8 (14.55%) Banking
7 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.73%) Service Management
8 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
8 7 (12.73%) Cisco
8 7 (12.73%) MS Office
8 7 (12.73%) Wealth Management
8 7 (12.73%) Information Security
8 7 (12.73%) VMware
8 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
9 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
9 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.91%) Unix
9 6 (10.91%) Tivoli
10 5 (9.09%) NetIQ
10 5 (9.09%) Law
10 5 (9.09%) Avaya
10 5 (9.09%) Linux
10 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 5 (9.09%) IBM Domino
10 5 (9.09%) iSeries
10 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
10 5 (9.09%) People Management
10 5 (9.09%) Palo Alto

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 6 (10.91%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.09%) IBM Domino
2 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (5.45%) Skype
2 2 (3.64%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) 2G
3 1 (1.82%) 3G
3 1 (1.82%) 4G
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) GPRS
3 1 (1.82%) HSPA
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.82%) VLAN
3 1 (1.82%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
3 1 (1.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Retail
3 8 (14.55%) Banking
4 5 (9.09%) Law
5 3 (5.45%) Billing
5 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.64%) Back Office
6 2 (3.64%) Military
7 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Service Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Consultant
3 6 (10.91%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.45%) Information Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Information Security Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Security Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.64%) Break Fix Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (3.64%) IT Manager
6 2 (3.64%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Support Technician
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
1 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.09%) iSeries
3 4 (7.27%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) CCTV
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.64%) EPoS
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 6 (10.91%) Unix
3 5 (9.09%) Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.45%) Android
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.64%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Service Delivery
3 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.73%) Information Security
4 7 (12.73%) Service Management
4 7 (12.73%) Wealth Management
5 5 (9.09%) People Management
6 3 (5.45%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (5.45%) Process Improvement
6 3 (5.45%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.45%) Project Management
6 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.64%) Change Control
7 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.64%) Document Management
7 2 (3.64%) High Availability
7 2 (3.64%) Logistics
7 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
2 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) CISM
1 3 (5.45%) CISSP
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.64%) MCDST
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.45%) AirWatch
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) Cisco
2 7 (12.73%) VMware
3 5 (9.09%) Avaya
3 5 (9.09%) NetIQ
3 5 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.64%) Xerox
5 1 (1.82%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.82%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.82%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy