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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 72 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 61 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.35% 1.96% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.94% 28.93% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 21
Average daily rate
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£265 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £184 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
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
191 159 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.37% 6.78% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 89 66
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £211 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 15
Average hourly rate £12.42 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.55% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £26.50 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -17.50%

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 4 March 2015.

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
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 4 March 2015. 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 -4 47 £265 -18.46% 21
South Yorkshire -1 8 £335 +91.42% 4
North Yorkshire -2 3 £175 -46.15% 11
East Yorkshire -6 2 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (41.07%) ITIL
2 31 (27.68%) Windows
3 26 (23.21%) Change Management
4 25 (22.32%) Service Management
5 23 (20.54%) Incident Management
6 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
8 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (13.39%) GSM
9 15 (13.39%) UMTS
9 15 (13.39%) Line Management
10 14 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (12.50%) NHS
10 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 13 (11.61%) Service Delivery
11 13 (11.61%) VMware
12 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (10.71%) MS Excel
13 11 (9.82%) Ericsson
13 11 (9.82%) Project Management
13 11 (9.82%) RNC
13 11 (9.82%) Problem Management
13 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
14 10 (8.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 10 (8.93%) WFM
14 10 (8.93%) Configuration Management
14 10 (8.93%) Ethernet
14 10 (8.93%) ATM
14 10 (8.93%) SDH
15 9 (8.04%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.68%) IIS
3 2 (1.79%) Lync
3 2 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.89%) Apache
4 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.89%) nginx
4 1 (0.89%) Jetty
4 1 (0.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.89%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) IaaS
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) GSM
1 15 (13.39%) UMTS
2 14 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
3 11 (9.82%) RNC
4 10 (8.93%) Ethernet
4 10 (8.93%) ATM
4 10 (8.93%) SDH
5 8 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.14%) DNS
6 6 (5.36%) SAN
6 6 (5.36%) WAN
6 6 (5.36%) LAN
7 5 (4.46%) GPRS
7 5 (4.46%) DHCP
7 5 (4.46%) 3G
7 5 (4.46%) LTE
7 5 (4.46%) 2G
8 4 (3.57%) Firewall
8 4 (3.57%) VPN
9 3 (2.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) MS Access
4 1 (0.89%) QlikView
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) MSI
2 2 (1.79%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Electronics
5 1 (0.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Analyst
2 15 (13.39%) Service Analyst
3 11 (9.82%) Field Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Architect
5 9 (8.04%) Service Manager
6 7 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
6 7 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.57%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Desktop Support
10 3 (2.68%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (2.68%) MI Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 3 (2.68%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (0.89%) Middleware
2 1 (0.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) NHS
2 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Statistics
5 2 (1.79%) FMCG
5 2 (1.79%) iSeries
5 2 (1.79%) iPhone
5 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) DTV
6 1 (0.89%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.89%) PMI
6 1 (0.89%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) CMDB
6 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Windows
2 7 (6.25%) Linux
2 7 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.57%) Ubuntu
4 4 (3.57%) UNIX
4 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.89%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.89%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) HPUX
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.89%) CentOS
7 1 (0.89%) Debian
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.07%) ITIL
2 26 (23.21%) Change Management
3 25 (22.32%) Service Management
4 23 (20.54%) Incident Management
5 16 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (13.39%) Line Management
7 13 (11.61%) Service Delivery
8 12 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (9.82%) Project Management
9 11 (9.82%) Problem Management
10 10 (8.93%) WFM
10 10 (8.93%) Configuration Management
11 9 (8.04%) Performance Management
12 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (6.25%) ITSM
12 7 (6.25%) Capacity Management
13 6 (5.36%) Service Continuity Management
13 6 (5.36%) Supplier Management
14 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.25%) SQL
2 4 (3.57%) VBScript
3 3 (2.68%) VB
4 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.79%) VBA
5 1 (0.89%) Python
5 1 (0.89%) C
5 1 (0.89%) Java
5 1 (0.89%) Perl
5 1 (0.89%) RPG
5 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.36%) MCSE
4 5 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.57%) CCNA
6 3 (2.68%) CCDA
6 3 (2.68%) MCSA
7 2 (1.79%) VCP4
7 2 (1.79%) VCAP
7 2 (1.79%) VCP5
7 2 (1.79%) CCSA
7 2 (1.79%) CCSE
7 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.79%) CCNP
7 2 (1.79%) CCDP
7 2 (1.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.68%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.89%) Firmware
5 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.89%) XenApp
5 1 (0.89%) Corosync
5 1 (0.89%) KVM
5 1 (0.89%) UAG
5 1 (0.89%) Varnish
5 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) SCOM
3 1 (0.89%) Netcool
3 1 (0.89%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.89%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.61%) VMware
3 11 (9.82%) Ericsson
4 10 (8.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (7.14%) Citrix
6 7 (6.25%) Remedy
7 6 (5.36%) SAP
7 6 (5.36%) Cisco
8 5 (4.46%) Amdocs
9 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.68%) Lotus
10 2 (1.79%) Infor
10 2 (1.79%) Oracle
10 2 (1.79%) HP
10 2 (1.79%) Cognos
11 1 (0.89%) Dell
11 1 (0.89%) Nortel
11 1 (0.89%) Adobe
11 1 (0.89%) Sun
11 1 (0.89%) IBM
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