The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 67 71 93
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing SLA 54 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.23% 2.24% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.03% 33.33% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 19
Average daily rate
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£335 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £410 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
SLA
England

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 Yorkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
186 147 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.67% 6.73% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 84 102
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £180 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 2
Average hourly rate £17.67 £17.50 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% +23.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £15.90 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £16.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Yorkshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Yorkshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
West Yorkshire +11 28 £350 -3.44% 10
South Yorkshire +11 21 £335 +77.48% 8
North Yorkshire +2 2 £123 -
East Yorkshire -7 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 43 (44.33%) ITIL
2 29 (29.90%) Windows
3 22 (22.68%) Microsoft
4 20 (20.62%) Active Directory
4 20 (20.62%) Change Management
5 18 (18.56%) Incident Management
6 17 (17.53%) Service Management
7 15 (15.46%) Service Delivery
8 14 (14.43%) Citrix
9 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
10 12 (12.37%) UNIX
10 12 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (11.34%) MS Office
11 11 (11.34%) SQL
11 11 (11.34%) Oracle
11 11 (11.34%) Linux
11 11 (11.34%) SAN
11 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (11.34%) NHS
12 10 (10.31%) VMware
12 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
12 10 (10.31%) Windows XP
13 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
14 8 (8.25%) Solaris
14 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
14 8 (8.25%) Finance
15 7 (7.22%) Project Management
15 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
15 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (8.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.15%) ATG Dynamo
3 5 (5.15%) Apache
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.09%) IIS
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.06%) CMS
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) MS Office
2 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) SAN
2 5 (5.15%) LAN
2 5 (5.15%) WAN
3 4 (4.12%) DNS
3 4 (4.12%) DHCP
3 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.09%) Internet
5 2 (2.06%) RNC
5 2 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.06%) ATM
5 2 (2.06%) GSM
5 2 (2.06%) SDH
5 2 (2.06%) UMTS
5 2 (2.06%) SSL
5 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.06%) Firewall
6 1 (1.03%) Wireless
6 1 (1.03%) 2G
6 1 (1.03%) 3G
6 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) EDMS
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MSI
2 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.06%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.03%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 8 (8.25%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.09%) Back Office
4 3 (3.09%) German Language
5 2 (2.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (29.90%) Analyst
2 20 (20.62%) Service Analyst
3 15 (15.46%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.25%) UNIX Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Service Manager
7 6 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Service Management Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Team Leader
9 4 (4.12%) Contracts Manager
9 4 (4.12%) IT Support
9 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) DBA
9 4 (4.12%) Administrator
10 3 (3.09%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.09%) Field Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) Server Administrator
10 3 (3.09%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.34%) NHS
3 6 (6.19%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.09%) Statistics
6 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.06%) Clustering
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) User Experience
7 1 (1.03%) FMCG
7 1 (1.03%) iPhone
7 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.90%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) UNIX
3 11 (11.34%) Linux
4 10 (10.31%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.25%) Solaris
6 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.12%) CentOS
8 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.09%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.06%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.33%) ITIL
2 20 (20.62%) Change Management
3 18 (18.56%) Incident Management
4 17 (17.53%) Service Management
5 15 (15.46%) Service Delivery
6 12 (12.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (11.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.22%) Project Management
10 6 (6.19%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
10 6 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (4.12%) Release Management
11 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.12%) People Management
11 4 (4.12%) Change Control
11 4 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (4.12%) Line Management
12 3 (3.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.34%) SQL
2 4 (4.12%) C
3 3 (3.09%) Java
3 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.09%) VBScript
3 3 (3.09%) VB
4 2 (2.06%) Python
4 2 (2.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.15%) MCP
3 5 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.12%) MCSE
5 3 (3.09%) ISEB
6 2 (2.06%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) CCNA
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) CCNP
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) COBIT
1 2 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (20.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.09%) ISA Server
3 3 (3.09%) MetaFrame
3 3 (3.09%) XenApp
3 3 (3.09%) vSphere
3 3 (3.09%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) SCCM
2 5 (5.15%) SCOM
3 3 (3.09%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.03%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.03%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.03%) Cacti
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.43%) Citrix
3 11 (11.34%) Oracle
4 10 (10.31%) VMware
5 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.19%) Cisco
6 6 (6.19%) Remedy
7 5 (5.15%) ATG
7 5 (5.15%) JBoss
8 4 (4.12%) HP
9 3 (3.09%) IBM
9 3 (3.09%) CA
9 3 (3.09%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.09%) NetApp
9 3 (3.09%) Splunk
9 3 (3.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (2.06%) Perforce
10 2 (2.06%) FatWire
11 1 (1.03%) Dell
11 1 (1.03%) Lotus