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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 79 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -35
Contract jobs citing SLA 59 37 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.23% 1.64% 3.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.33% 30.33% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 25
Average daily rate
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£330 £250 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £178 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £460 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £26.90 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -7.69%
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
167 122 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 6.30% 5.40% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 69 85
Average daily rate £340 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £25.80 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 0 39 £288 -24.34% 11
South Yorkshire +6 14 £338 +82.43% 2
East Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
North Yorkshire -4 1 £320 +28.00% 3
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 50 (44.25%) ITIL
2 36 (31.86%) Windows
3 27 (23.89%) Active Directory
4 26 (23.01%) Change Management
5 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
6 20 (17.70%) Service Management
7 19 (16.81%) Incident Management
8 18 (15.93%) VMware
9 15 (13.27%) Citrix
10 14 (12.39%) Service Delivery
10 14 (12.39%) Management Information System
11 13 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (11.50%) NHS
11 13 (11.50%) MS Exchange
11 13 (11.50%) Linux
11 13 (11.50%) MS Office
12 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
12 12 (10.62%) SAN
13 11 (9.73%) DNS
14 10 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (7.96%) Cisco
15 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
15 9 (7.96%) UNIX
15 9 (7.96%) SQL
15 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
16 8 (7.08%) Finance
16 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
16 8 (7.08%) SCCM
16 8 (7.08%) Project Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 13 (11.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.42%) IIS
3 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.54%) Apache
4 3 (2.65%) JBoss
4 3 (2.65%) ATG Dynamo
4 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.77%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.77%) Lync
6 1 (0.88%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (11.50%) MS Office
2 12 (10.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) SAN
2 11 (9.73%) DNS
3 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.08%) DHCP
5 6 (5.31%) RNC
5 6 (5.31%) LAN
5 6 (5.31%) WAN
6 5 (4.42%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (4.42%) ATM
6 5 (4.42%) GSM
6 5 (4.42%) SDH
6 5 (4.42%) UMTS
6 5 (4.42%) Ethernet
7 4 (3.54%) Firewall
7 4 (3.54%) Internet
8 3 (2.65%) VPN
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.77%) VPLS
9 2 (1.77%) IPsec
9 2 (1.77%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.88%) EDMS
4 1 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MSI
2 2 (1.77%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.08%) Finance
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.65%) Back Office
5 3 (2.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (30.09%) Analyst
2 23 (20.35%) Service Analyst
3 14 (12.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (7.96%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (6.19%) Architect
6 7 (6.19%) Field Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Service Manager
7 6 (5.31%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.42%) Service Management Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) UNIX Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.54%) IT Support
9 4 (3.54%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.54%) Administrator
10 3 (2.65%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) Middleware
2 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.50%) NHS
3 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.31%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.65%) FMCG
6 2 (1.77%) iSeries
6 2 (1.77%) Statistics
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) DTV
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.86%) Windows
2 13 (11.50%) Linux
3 9 (7.96%) UNIX
4 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.42%) Solaris
6 5 (4.42%) Ubuntu
7 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.77%) CentOS
9 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.77%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.88%) AIX
10 1 (0.88%) HPUX
10 1 (0.88%) Debian
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (44.25%) ITIL
2 26 (23.01%) Change Management
3 20 (17.70%) Service Management
4 19 (16.81%) Incident Management
5 14 (12.39%) Service Delivery
6 13 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (8.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (7.08%) Project Management
9 7 (6.19%) People Management
9 7 (6.19%) Line Management
10 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.42%) Change Control
11 5 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (4.42%) WFM
11 5 (4.42%) Performance Management
12 4 (3.54%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) SQL
2 4 (3.54%) VBScript
2 4 (3.54%) C
3 3 (2.65%) VB
4 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.77%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) VBA
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) RPG
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.19%) MCSE
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.19%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.54%) CCNA
4 3 (2.65%) CCDA
4 3 (2.65%) MCP
4 3 (2.65%) MCSA
5 2 (1.77%) CCSA
5 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.77%) CCSE
5 2 (1.77%) CISSP
5 2 (1.77%) CCNP
5 2 (1.77%) ISEB
5 2 (1.77%) CCDP
5 2 (1.77%) VCAP
5 2 (1.77%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (23.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.54%) XenApp
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.54%) vSphere
4 3 (2.65%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (2.65%) MetaFrame
4 3 (2.65%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.65%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.88%) UAG
5 1 (0.88%) Varnish
5 1 (0.88%) KVM
5 1 (0.88%) Corosync
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.08%) SCCM
2 6 (5.31%) SCOM
3 3 (2.65%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.93%) VMware
3 15 (13.27%) Citrix
4 9 (7.96%) Cisco
5 8 (7.08%) Oracle
6 7 (6.19%) Ericsson
7 6 (5.31%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.31%) Remedy
7 6 (5.31%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 5 (4.42%) HP
9 4 (3.54%) SAP
9 4 (3.54%) IBM
10 3 (2.65%) NetApp
10 3 (2.65%) Lotus
10 3 (2.65%) CA
10 3 (2.65%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.65%) ATG
11 2 (1.77%) Infor
11 2 (1.77%) Cognos
11 2 (1.77%) Dell
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