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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 117 85 86
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 64 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.02% 2.19% 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.15% 22.15% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 35 19
Average daily rate £130 £140 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £121 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 8
Average hourly rate £12.72 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.20% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £71.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +6.89%
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
212 289 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.24% 9.88% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 206 122
Average daily rate £410 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.38% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £140 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +51.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.86 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £45.95 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -32 22 £125 +2.04% 9
South Yorkshire -7 5 £295 -32.57% 2
North Yorkshire +4 1 - - 3
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 29 (47.54%) ITIL
2 28 (45.90%) Windows
3 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
4 15 (24.59%) Incident Management
4 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
5 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
6 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
7 10 (16.39%) MS Office
7 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
8 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
8 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
9 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
9 8 (13.11%) VMware
10 7 (11.48%) ITSM
10 7 (11.48%) DameWare
10 7 (11.48%) Windows Vista
10 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
10 7 (11.48%) Problem Management
11 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
11 6 (9.84%) Service Management
12 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
12 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
12 5 (8.20%) Line Management
13 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (6.56%) Citrix
13 4 (6.56%) Project Management
13 4 (6.56%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (18.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.64%) Confluence
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Office
2 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) LAN
2 3 (4.92%) VPN
3 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) WAN
4 1 (1.64%) 2G
4 1 (1.64%) 3G
4 1 (1.64%) DHCP
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) GPRS
4 1 (1.64%) GSM
4 1 (1.64%) LTE
4 1 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.64%) UMTS
4 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Aerospace
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Games
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Law
3 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (47.54%) Analyst
2 20 (32.79%) Service Analyst
2 20 (32.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (9.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Service Desk Support
5 6 (9.84%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Field Support Technician
8 3 (4.92%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.92%) IT Manager
8 3 (4.92%) IT Support
8 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Support Technician
8 3 (4.92%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.56%) Wiki
2 3 (4.92%) BBC
2 3 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) CCTV
2 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.92%) iDTV
3 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.90%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
4 9 (14.75%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
5 7 (11.48%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.64%) Linux
7 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Incident Management
3 7 (11.48%) ITSM
3 7 (11.48%) Problem Management
4 6 (9.84%) Service Management
5 5 (8.20%) Line Management
6 4 (6.56%) Project Management
6 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.92%) Coaching
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security
7 3 (4.92%) Network Management
7 3 (4.92%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Fault Management
8 2 (3.28%) Functional Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Manual Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.28%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) C
2 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.64%) Go
2 1 (1.64%) Java
2 1 (1.64%) Perl
2 1 (1.64%) Python
2 1 (1.64%) Ruby
2 1 (1.64%) VB
2 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.92%) MCITP
2 3 (4.92%) MCP
2 3 (4.92%) MCSA
2 3 (4.92%) MCSE
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) MCDST
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) CCNA
4 1 (1.64%) CCNP
4 1 (1.64%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) DameWare
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.28%) OpenView
2 2 (3.28%) OVSD
2 2 (3.28%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.64%) Netcool
3 1 (1.64%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
4 3 (4.92%) Arqiva
4 3 (4.92%) BT
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.28%) CA
5 2 (3.28%) HP
5 2 (3.28%) NetApp
5 2 (3.28%) Remedy
6 1 (1.64%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.64%) Apple
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.64%) Lotus
6 1 (1.64%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.64%) Peregrine
6 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.64%) Spiceworks