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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 70 68 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 54 48 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.22% 2.21% 1.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.51% 32.00% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 19
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £413 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.90 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.10 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.80%
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
183 150 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.52% 6.90% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 89 96
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 4
Average hourly rate £23.25 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £15.90 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £19.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 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 30 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 30 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 +3 28 £350 -6.66% 20
South Yorkshire +7 21 £335 +83.56% 7
North Yorkshire +5 2 £123 - 1
East Yorkshire -7 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 30 (30.93%) Windows
3 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
4 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
5 18 (18.56%) Change Management
6 17 (17.53%) Incident Management
7 16 (16.49%) Service Management
8 15 (15.46%) Citrix
9 14 (14.43%) Service Delivery
10 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
10 13 (13.40%) UNIX
11 12 (12.37%) Linux
11 12 (12.37%) MS Office
12 11 (11.34%) Oracle
12 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
12 11 (11.34%) SAN
12 11 (11.34%) Windows XP
12 11 (11.34%) VMware
12 11 (11.34%) NHS
12 11 (11.34%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.31%) SQL
14 9 (9.28%) MS Exchange
14 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared
15 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
15 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
15 8 (8.25%) Solaris
16 7 (7.22%) Remedy
16 7 (7.22%) Blackberry

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (9.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.15%) ATG Dynamo
3 5 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.15%) Apache
4 4 (4.12%) IIS
4 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.09%) WebLogic
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 12 (12.37%) MS Office
2 11 (11.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) SAN
2 5 (5.15%) DNS
2 5 (5.15%) LAN
2 5 (5.15%) WAN
2 5 (5.15%) DHCP
2 5 (5.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.12%) Ethernet
3 4 (4.12%) SDH
3 4 (4.12%) UMTS
3 4 (4.12%) ATM
3 4 (4.12%) GSM
3 4 (4.12%) Internet
3 4 (4.12%) RNC
3 4 (4.12%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.06%) Firewall
4 2 (2.06%) SSL
5 1 (1.03%) 3G
5 1 (1.03%) Wireless
5 1 (1.03%) 2G
5 1 (1.03%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.06%) MySQL
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.03%) EDMS
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MSI
2 2 (2.06%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
1 6 (6.19%) Finance
1 6 (6.19%) Retail
2 3 (3.09%) Back Office
2 3 (3.09%) German Language
3 2 (2.06%) Local Government
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Analyst
2 21 (21.65%) Service Analyst
3 16 (16.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.25%) UNIX Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.19%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.15%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Service Management Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.12%) IT Support
8 4 (4.12%) Administrator
8 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) DBA
9 3 (3.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Support Team Leader
9 3 (3.09%) Contracts Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Server Administrator
10 2 (2.06%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
1 2 (2.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.34%) NHS
3 7 (7.22%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.09%) Statistics
6 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.03%) FMCG
7 1 (1.03%) iPhone
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) User Experience
7 1 (1.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.93%) Windows
2 13 (13.40%) UNIX
3 12 (12.37%) Linux
4 11 (11.34%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.25%) Solaris
6 6 (6.19%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.12%) CentOS
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.12%) 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 18 (18.56%) Change Management
3 17 (17.53%) Incident Management
4 16 (16.49%) Service Management
5 14 (14.43%) Service Delivery
6 11 (11.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.22%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.19%) Line Management
10 6 (6.19%) ITIL V3
10 6 (6.19%) Project Management
11 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (4.12%) WFM
12 4 (4.12%) Change Control
12 4 (4.12%) People Management
13 3 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (3.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.31%) SQL
2 5 (5.15%) C
3 3 (3.09%) Java
3 3 (3.09%) VBScript
3 3 (3.09%) VB
4 2 (2.06%) Python
4 2 (2.06%) Perl
4 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.15%) MCP
4 4 (4.12%) MCSE
5 3 (3.09%) ISEB
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.06%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) CCNA
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%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) XenApp
3 3 (3.09%) vSphere
3 3 (3.09%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (3.09%) MetaFrame
3 3 (3.09%) ISA Server
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.22%) SCCM
2 5 (5.15%) SCOM
3 4 (4.12%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.03%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.03%) Cacti
4 1 (1.03%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.46%) Citrix
3 11 (11.34%) Oracle
3 11 (11.34%) VMware
4 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.22%) Remedy
5 6 (6.19%) Cisco
6 5 (5.15%) JBoss
6 5 (5.15%) ATG
6 5 (5.15%) Ericsson
6 5 (5.15%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (4.12%) CA
7 4 (4.12%) HP
8 3 (3.09%) IBM
8 3 (3.09%) NetApp
8 3 (3.09%) Splunk
9 2 (2.06%) Perforce
9 2 (2.06%) FatWire
10 1 (1.03%) Lotus
10 1 (1.03%) LANDesk
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