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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 70 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.71% 1.78% 1.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.70% 30.77% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 8
Average daily rate
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£279 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £197 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £18.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £22.00 £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.13
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%
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
101 91 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 5.75% 5.80% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 57
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £8.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+25.62% -7.89%

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
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 26 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 November 2014. 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
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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 +2 26 £270 -13.60% 14
Bradford -4 3 £288 - 3
Halifax +2 1 - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Dewsbury - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Bingley - - - -
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 25 (42.37%) ITIL
2 15 (25.42%) Change Management
3 12 (20.34%) Windows
4 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
5 9 (15.25%) Incident Management
5 9 (15.25%) Linux
6 8 (13.56%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (13.56%) Finance
6 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (11.86%) Retail
7 7 (11.86%) SAN
7 7 (11.86%) Ericsson
7 7 (11.86%) UNIX
8 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
8 6 (10.17%) VMware
8 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
8 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.17%) RNC
8 6 (10.17%) Line Management
8 6 (10.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 5 (8.47%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (8.47%) WFM
9 5 (8.47%) Ubuntu
9 5 (8.47%) Oracle
9 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
9 5 (8.47%) ATM
9 5 (8.47%) GSM
9 5 (8.47%) LAN
9 5 (8.47%) SDH

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.08%) ATG Dynamo
1 3 (5.08%) JBoss
1 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.08%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.69%) Lync
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) SAN
2 6 (10.17%) RNC
3 5 (8.47%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (8.47%) ATM
3 5 (8.47%) GSM
3 5 (8.47%) LAN
3 5 (8.47%) SDH
3 5 (8.47%) UMTS
3 5 (8.47%) WAN
3 5 (8.47%) Ethernet
4 4 (6.78%) DNS
5 2 (3.39%) DHCP
5 2 (3.39%) VPN
5 2 (3.39%) 3G
5 2 (3.39%) 2G
5 2 (3.39%) Firewall
6 1 (1.69%) Wireless
6 1 (1.69%) IPsec
6 1 (1.69%) VPLS
6 1 (1.69%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Retail
3 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Electronics
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Analyst
2 19 (32.20%) Service Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Field Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Service Management Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.08%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.39%) Software Licensing Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) IT Support
8 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Contracts Manager
8 2 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) DTV
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Linux
3 7 (11.86%) UNIX
4 5 (8.47%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.08%) Solaris
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.39%) CentOS
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) ITIL
2 15 (25.42%) Change Management
3 9 (15.25%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.17%) Line Management
5 5 (8.47%) WFM
6 4 (6.78%) Project Management
6 4 (6.78%) Supplier Management
7 3 (5.08%) Service Management
7 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.08%) People Management
7 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.39%) Software Licensing
8 2 (3.39%) CRM
8 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) VBScript
2 1 (1.69%) C
2 1 (1.69%) Python
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) CCNA
1 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) ISEB
2 2 (3.39%) CCDA
3 1 (1.69%) CCSA
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.69%) CCSE
3 1 (1.69%) CCDP
3 1 (1.69%) CCNP
3 1 (1.69%) CISSP
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) VCP5
3 1 (1.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) SCCM
1 1 (1.69%) SCOM
1 1 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Ericsson
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) VMware
2 6 (10.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle
4 4 (6.78%) SAP
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) ATG
5 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.39%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Nokia
7 1 (1.69%) NEC
7 1 (1.69%) Huawei
7 1 (1.69%) Remedy
7 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.69%) Dell
7 1 (1.69%) Nortel
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix
7 1 (1.69%) Splunk