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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 100 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.02% 2.50% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.09% 22.08% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 16
Median daily rate £130 £185 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% -46.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £121 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £416 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Median hourly rate £11.38 £12.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -10.29%
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
149 231 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 7.24% 11.32% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 175 119
Median daily rate £400 £335 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £179 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £485 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £11.75 £65.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.12% +338.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 27 May 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 27 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
(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 -28 18 £130 -16.12% 10
Bradford +14 1 - - 2
Huddersfield - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 - -
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
4 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
4 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
5 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
6 7 (22.58%) ITSM
6 7 (22.58%) VMware
6 7 (22.58%) DameWare
6 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
6 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
7 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
7 6 (19.35%) Service Management
8 5 (16.13%) Line Management
8 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Vista
9 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
10 3 (9.68%) MCITP
10 3 (9.68%) Arqiva
10 3 (9.68%) MCSE
10 3 (9.68%) MCSA
10 3 (9.68%) MCP
10 3 (9.68%) VPN
10 3 (9.68%) Citrix
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (9.68%) MS Office

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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) VPN
2 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) 2G
3 1 (3.23%) 3G
3 1 (3.23%) GPRS
3 1 (3.23%) GSM
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.23%) LTE
3 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.23%) UMTS
General
1 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Service Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Change Manager
6 2 (6.45%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.45%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) BBC
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) CCTV
2 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows 8
2 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Vista
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Incident Management
3 7 (22.58%) ITSM
4 6 (19.35%) Service Management
5 5 (16.13%) Line Management
5 5 (16.13%) Problem Management
6 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.68%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (6.45%) Change Management
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.45%) Fault Management
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security
9 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
9 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.23%) ERP
9 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) VB
1 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) MCITP
1 3 (9.68%) MCP
1 3 (9.68%) MCSA
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) DameWare
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.23%) Graphite
2 1 (3.23%) Netcool
2 1 (3.23%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) VMware
2 3 (9.68%) Arqiva
2 3 (9.68%) BT
2 3 (9.68%) Citrix
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Amdocs
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
3 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow