Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 128 75
Rank change year-on-year +8 -53 +37
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.46% 0.48% 1.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.73% 3.05% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 17
Edinburgh median daily rate £175 £243 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.84% -39.38% +60.00%
10th Percentile £100 £131 £129
90th Percentile £490 £360 £450
Scotland median daily rate £323 £250 £225
% change year-on-year +29.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 - £30.50
10th Percentile £16.50 - £20.75
90th Percentile £17.50 - £40.25
Scotland median hourly rate £13.75 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -42.71% -4.00% +25.00%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 322 459 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.31% 15.86% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 282 123
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £186 £213 £151
90th Percentile £538 £575 £573
Scotland median daily rate £388 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.11% +1.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.29% +26.13% -14.42%
10th Percentile £12.83 £20.75 £21.18
90th Percentile £32.23 £130.25 £38.73
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% -4.00% -22.90%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Edinburgh

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Edinburgh

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Edinburgh

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (8.33%) CMDB
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) MOS

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Field Hardware Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) IT Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) CMDB
1 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Break/Fix
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) ITSM
2 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MOS
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft