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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 61 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 63 42 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.50% 1.90% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.81% 28.00% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 24
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +86.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £175 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £465 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.60 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £21.00 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.92% -2.34%
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
192 150 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.61% 6.79% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 110
Average daily rate £350 £375 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £188 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.67 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £15.50 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.50 £19.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 34 £300 -20.00% 29
South Yorkshire +19 23 £338 +84.93% 8
North Yorkshire 0 2 £123 - 11
East Yorkshire -6 2 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 46 (46.46%) ITIL
2 26 (26.26%) Windows
3 22 (22.22%) Change Management
4 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
5 17 (17.17%) Incident Management
6 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
7 15 (15.15%) Service Delivery
8 14 (14.14%) Management Information System
8 14 (14.14%) Service Management
8 14 (14.14%) Citrix
8 14 (14.14%) Linux
9 13 (13.13%) VMware
9 13 (13.13%) UNIX
9 13 (13.13%) NHS
10 11 (11.11%) Oracle
10 11 (11.11%) SAN
10 11 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (9.09%) MS Office
13 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (8.08%) SQL
13 8 (8.08%) Solaris
13 8 (8.08%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.08%) Windows XP
13 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
13 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
14 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
14 7 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (7.07%) Cisco

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.05%) ATG Dynamo
3 5 (5.05%) Apache
3 5 (5.05%) JBoss
4 4 (4.04%) IIS
4 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.02%) CMS
6 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.02%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.01%) SAS
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Office
2 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) SAN
2 6 (6.06%) DNS
2 6 (6.06%) DHCP
3 4 (4.04%) Ethernet
3 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.04%) ATM
3 4 (4.04%) GSM
3 4 (4.04%) LAN
3 4 (4.04%) SDH
3 4 (4.04%) UMTS
3 4 (4.04%) WAN
3 4 (4.04%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (4.04%) RNC
4 3 (3.03%) Internet
5 2 (2.02%) Firewall
6 1 (1.01%) Wireless
6 1 (1.01%) 2G
6 1 (1.01%) 3G
6 1 (1.01%) 4G
6 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.01%) EDMS
4 1 (1.01%) QlikView
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.01%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
1 6 (6.06%) Retail
2 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.03%) Back Office
3 3 (3.03%) German Language
4 2 (2.02%) Local Government
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Analyst
2 22 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 14 (14.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.08%) UNIX Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Service Manager
6 7 (7.07%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) Service Management Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Field Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) IT Support
9 4 (4.04%) Team Leader
10 3 (3.03%) Support Team Leader
10 3 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (3.03%) Server Administrator
10 3 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Management Information System
2 13 (13.13%) NHS
3 6 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.04%) Statistics
5 3 (3.03%) FMCG
6 2 (2.02%) iSeries
6 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.01%) User Experience
7 1 (1.01%) iPhone
7 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.01%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.26%) Windows
2 14 (14.14%) Linux
3 13 (13.13%) UNIX
4 8 (8.08%) Solaris
4 8 (8.08%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.06%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.03%) Windows NT
8 3 (3.03%) CentOS
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.01%) AIX
10 1 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (46.46%) ITIL
2 22 (22.22%) Change Management
3 17 (17.17%) Incident Management
4 15 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 14 (14.14%) Service Management
6 11 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (8.08%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.05%) Line Management
9 5 (5.05%) ITIL V3
9 5 (5.05%) Project Management
10 4 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.04%) WFM
10 4 (4.04%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.04%) Change Control
10 4 (4.04%) People Management
11 3 (3.03%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.08%) SQL
2 4 (4.04%) C
3 3 (3.03%) VBScript
3 3 (3.03%) VB
4 2 (2.02%) Java
4 2 (2.02%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) RPG
5 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.04%) MCP
5 4 (4.04%) MCSE
6 3 (3.03%) ISEB
7 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.02%) CCNA
7 2 (2.02%) Degree
8 1 (1.01%) CCNP
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.02%) COBIT
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) XenApp
3 3 (3.03%) vSphere
3 3 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.03%) MetaFrame
3 3 (3.03%) ISA Server
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) SCCM
2 4 (4.04%) SCOM
3 3 (3.03%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.14%) Citrix
3 13 (13.13%) VMware
4 11 (11.11%) Oracle
5 7 (7.07%) Cisco
5 7 (7.07%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.06%) Remedy
7 5 (5.05%) ATG
7 5 (5.05%) Ericsson
7 5 (5.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (4.04%) IBM
8 4 (4.04%) HP
9 3 (3.03%) NetApp
9 3 (3.03%) CA
10 2 (2.02%) Lotus
10 2 (2.02%) Perforce
10 2 (2.02%) FatWire
10 2 (2.02%) Dell
10 2 (2.02%) Splunk
10 2 (2.02%) Cognos
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