The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 117 103 79
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.97% 1.52% 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.39% 16.54% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 22
Median daily rate £375 £265 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £123 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £480 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.18 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.44% +9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £10.43 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £71.25 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
218 272 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 7.79% 9.20% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 215 153
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 11
Median hourly rate £15.75 £31.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +152.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £169.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -25 20 £327 +33.57% 8
South Yorkshire 0 4 £100 -66.66% 2
North Yorkshire +3 2 £375 -10.28% 2
East Yorkshire - 1 £385 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 19 (39.58%) ITIL
2 15 (31.25%) Windows
3 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
4 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 9 (18.75%) Service Management
5 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 8 (16.67%) MS Office
5 8 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
6 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 5 (10.42%) Line Management
8 5 (10.42%) ITSM
8 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
9 4 (8.33%) DameWare
9 4 (8.33%) VMware
9 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco
9 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (8.33%) Citrix
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
9 4 (8.33%) Coaching
9 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (6.25%) Network Management
10 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
10 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (6.25%) Trend Analysis

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) CloudStack
3 1 (2.08%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Office
2 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
1 3 (6.25%) Intranet
1 3 (6.25%) VPN
2 2 (4.17%) Extranet
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) 2G
3 1 (2.08%) 3G
3 1 (2.08%) Broadband
3 1 (2.08%) DHCP
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) GPRS
3 1 (2.08%) GSM
3 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.08%) LTE
3 1 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.08%) UMTS
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) OLAP
1 2 (4.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (10.42%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Support
4 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) IT Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Field Support Technician
6 3 (6.25%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) BBC
1 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.25%) CCTV
1 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
1 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.08%) iPhone
3 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.08%) Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 9 (18.75%) Service Management
3 8 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.42%) ITSM
4 5 (10.42%) Line Management
5 4 (8.33%) Coaching
5 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.25%) Information Security
6 3 (6.25%) Network Management
6 3 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) Data Management
7 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
7 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.17%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
2 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.08%) Go
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) Perl
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Ruby
2 1 (2.08%) VB
2 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.25%) MCITP
2 3 (6.25%) MCP
2 3 (6.25%) MCSA
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE
4 1 (2.08%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) DameWare
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView
2 2 (4.17%) OVSD
2 2 (4.17%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.08%) Graphite
3 1 (2.08%) Netcool
3 1 (2.08%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Opsview
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco
2 4 (8.33%) Citrix
2 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) Arqiva
3 3 (6.25%) BT
4 2 (4.17%) CA
4 2 (4.17%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Remedy
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.08%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.08%) Apple
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.08%) Lotus
5 1 (2.08%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.08%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.08%) Peregrine
5 1 (2.08%) Spiceworks