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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 100 61 73
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.07% 2.89% 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.29% 24.79% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 35 14
Average daily rate £125 £140 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -60.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £121 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £478 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £14.68 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.94% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.86 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £87.50 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +6.89%
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
154 238 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.50% 11.65% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 174 96
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £132 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.88 £14.68 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.09% -2.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leeds -29 19 £125 -5.66% 6
Wakefield -1 2 - -
Bradford +17 1 - - 1
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 22 (55.00%) ITIL
2 18 (45.00%) Windows
3 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
3 13 (32.50%) Incident Management
4 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
4 9 (22.50%) Windows 8
5 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.50%) DameWare
6 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
6 7 (17.50%) VMware
6 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Vista
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (15.00%) ITSM
7 6 (15.00%) Service Management
7 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (12.50%) MS Office
8 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 5 (12.50%) Line Management
8 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 4 (10.00%) Wiki
9 4 (10.00%) Retail
9 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (10.00%) Finance
9 4 (10.00%) Games
9 4 (10.00%) LAN
10 3 (7.50%) Arqiva

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) VPN
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) 2G
4 1 (2.50%) 3G
4 1 (2.50%) GPRS
4 1 (2.50%) GSM
4 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.50%) LTE
4 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.50%) UMTS
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Games
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
5 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Field Support Technician
6 3 (7.50%) IT Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Support Technician
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Support
7 2 (5.00%) Change Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (5.00%) IT Change Manager
7 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Wiki
2 3 (7.50%) BBC
2 3 (7.50%) CCTV
2 3 (7.50%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.50%) iDTV
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows 8
2 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Vista
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) ITIL
2 13 (32.50%) Incident Management
3 6 (15.00%) ITSM
3 6 (15.00%) Service Management
4 5 (12.50%) Line Management
4 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Information Security
6 3 (7.50%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Coaching
7 2 (5.00%) Fault Management
7 2 (5.00%) Ticket Management
8 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.50%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.50%) SDLC
8 1 (2.50%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) VB
1 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MCITP
2 3 (7.50%) MCP
2 3 (7.50%) MCSA
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) DameWare
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.50%) Netcool
2 1 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) Arqiva
3 3 (7.50%) BT
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Amdocs
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.50%) Mapinfo