The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Yorkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 78 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 40 45 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.71% 2.14% 1.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.86% 31.69% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% +18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £163 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £29.15 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.68% +124.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.47 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.83 £18.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
175 142 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.47% 6.75% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 77 60
Average daily rate £345 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £13.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +170.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.42 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
SLA
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 24 £240 -27.54% 19
South Yorkshire -2 11 £315 +12.00% 9
North Yorkshire -1 3 £123 -73.51% 6
East Yorkshire - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (44.32%) ITIL
2 32 (36.36%) Windows
3 27 (30.68%) Microsoft
4 21 (23.86%) SQL
5 18 (20.45%) Service Management
6 15 (17.05%) Change Management
6 15 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
7 14 (15.91%) SAN
7 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
7 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
7 14 (15.91%) Incident Management
8 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (14.77%) Data Modelling
8 13 (14.77%) Finance
9 12 (13.64%) Service Delivery
9 12 (13.64%) NHS
10 11 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 11 (12.50%) Clustering
10 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (11.36%) Problem Management
11 10 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (11.36%) UNIX
11 10 (11.36%) MS Office
12 9 (10.23%) Oracle
12 9 (10.23%) Citrix
12 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
13 8 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
1 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 4 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.41%) Apache
3 3 (3.41%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.41%) CMS
3 3 (3.41%) ATG Dynamo
3 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.27%) CICS
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.14%) SAS
5 1 (1.14%) IIS
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.36%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) SAN
2 4 (4.55%) Internet
2 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.27%) SSL
3 2 (2.27%) LAN
3 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (1.14%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.82%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.27%) ChangeMan
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (14.77%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Local Government
3 2 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Analyst
2 18 (20.45%) Service Analyst
3 13 (14.77%) DBA
3 13 (14.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (13.64%) SQL DBA
5 10 (11.36%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (10.23%) Applications Support
7 8 (9.09%) Service Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Administrator
8 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.68%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.68%) UNIX Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Contracts Manager
8 5 (5.68%) Service Management Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Support Team Leader
9 3 (3.41%) Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Applications Support Analyst
10 2 (2.27%) Services Delivery Manager
10 2 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
1 3 (3.41%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) NHS
2 11 (12.50%) Clustering
3 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.55%) Statistics
5 3 (3.41%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.36%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 10 (11.36%) UNIX
4 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.09%) Linux
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.68%) Solaris
8 4 (4.55%) Windows NT
8 4 (4.55%) CentOS
9 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.27%) zOS
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.32%) ITIL
2 18 (20.45%) Service Management
3 15 (17.05%) Change Management
3 15 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (15.91%) Incident Management
5 13 (14.77%) Data Modelling
6 12 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 10 (11.36%) Problem Management
7 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (7.95%) Data Architecture
9 7 (7.95%) ITIL V3
9 7 (7.95%) Project Management
10 5 (5.68%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.68%) Release Management
11 4 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2
12 3 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.86%) SQL
2 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.55%) C
3 4 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (2.27%) Perl
4 2 (2.27%) COBOL
4 2 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (1.14%) CCNP
5 1 (1.14%) CCNA
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Unicenter
2 2 (2.27%) SCOM
2 2 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.14%) Cacti
3 1 (1.14%) Hyperic
3 1 (1.14%) Control-M
3 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (30.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Oracle
2 9 (10.23%) Citrix
3 4 (4.55%) CA
3 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.41%) JBoss
4 3 (3.41%) ATG
4 3 (3.41%) Perforce
4 3 (3.41%) FatWire
4 3 (3.41%) VMware
4 3 (3.41%) Splunk
5 2 (2.27%) LANDesk
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) Lotus
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe
6 1 (1.14%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Attractive Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago