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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 66 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 37 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.19% 1.58% 2.39%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 26.67% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £238 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 11
Average hourly rate £11.88 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.38% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £15.50 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
111 90 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 6.58% 5.92% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 52 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 14
Average hourly rate £14.63 £8.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.05% -30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £8.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.10 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 0 32 £309 -8.51% 6
Bradford 0 5 £273 - 2
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Pudsey - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 28 (38.89%) ITIL
2 17 (23.61%) Windows
3 14 (19.44%) Service Management
3 14 (19.44%) Incident Management
4 13 (18.06%) Change Management
5 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 10 (13.89%) Ericsson
6 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
7 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 9 (12.50%) Linux
7 9 (12.50%) NHS
7 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (12.50%) RNC
7 9 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (12.50%) Line Management
8 8 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (11.11%) WFM
8 8 (11.11%) ATM
8 8 (11.11%) GSM
8 8 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 8 (11.11%) SDH
8 8 (11.11%) UMTS
8 8 (11.11%) Project Management
9 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
9 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.72%) Finance
9 7 (9.72%) VMware
9 7 (9.72%) SAN
10 6 (8.33%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) Apache
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) JBoss
3 2 (2.78%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) Lync
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) RNC
2 8 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (11.11%) ATM
2 8 (11.11%) GSM
2 8 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 8 (11.11%) SDH
2 8 (11.11%) UMTS
3 7 (9.72%) SAN
4 6 (8.33%) LAN
4 6 (8.33%) WAN
5 5 (6.94%) DNS
6 3 (4.17%) Firewall
6 3 (4.17%) VPN
7 2 (2.78%) SSL
7 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.78%) 3G
7 2 (2.78%) DHCP
7 2 (2.78%) IPsec
7 2 (2.78%) 2G
7 2 (2.78%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Service Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Field Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Architect
7 6 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) IT Support
10 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.17%) Coordinator
10 3 (4.17%) Network Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Service Manager
11 2 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
11 2 (2.78%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.78%) Desktop Support
11 2 (2.78%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) NHS
2 6 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) iPhone
4 1 (1.39%) CMDB
4 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
4 1 (1.39%) DTV
4 1 (1.39%) Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) UNIX
4 5 (6.94%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.78%) Solaris
5 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) CentOS
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Service Management
2 14 (19.44%) Incident Management
3 13 (18.06%) Change Management
4 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.50%) Line Management
5 8 (11.11%) WFM
5 8 (11.11%) Project Management
6 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.94%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.56%) ITSM
8 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.56%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.56%) Release Management
8 4 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.39%) C
2 1 (1.39%) VBScript
2 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) CCNA
1 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.17%) CCDA
3 2 (2.78%) CCDP
3 2 (2.78%) CCNP
3 2 (2.78%) CISSP
3 2 (2.78%) ISEB
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.78%) MCSE
3 2 (2.78%) MCSA
3 2 (2.78%) CCSA
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.78%) CCSE
3 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) VCAP
3 2 (2.78%) VCP5
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) UAG
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.39%) SCCM
1 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Ericsson
3 9 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 7 (9.72%) VMware
5 5 (6.94%) SAP
6 4 (5.56%) Cisco
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle
8 2 (2.78%) HP
8 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.78%) ATG
9 1 (1.39%) Splunk
9 1 (1.39%) Huawei
9 1 (1.39%) Remedy
9 1 (1.39%) NEC
9 1 (1.39%) Nokia
9 1 (1.39%) Citrix
9 1 (1.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.39%) Nortel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £11.00 - £13.50 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-570 Per Day
Posted: 22 days ago