Period
to 23 November 2020

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 23 November 2020 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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 83 129
Rank change year-on-year +34 +46 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 28 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.95% 1.43% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.54% 14.07% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 6
Median daily rate £388 £156 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +148.00% -60.32% +293.75%
10th Percentile £134 £100 £123
90th Percentile £471 £533 £494
Scotland median daily rate £245 £320 £320
% change year-on-year -23.44% - +220.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £17.90 £14.25
% change year-on-year -30.17% +25.61% -35.23%

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 130 199 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.86% 10.14% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 90 180
Median daily rate £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -1.56% -
10th Percentile £205 £120 £212
90th Percentile £571 £557 £564
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% +47.37%
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.13
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.33% +13.42%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Edinburgh

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SLA in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for SLA in Edinburgh

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SLA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SLA in Edinburgh

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SLA in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for SLA in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (33.33%) Big Data
2 5 (33.33%) Kafka
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Public Sector
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (20.00%) Process Management
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Office 365
4 3 (20.00%) SCCM
4 3 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) XenApp
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange

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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Big Data
1 5 (33.33%) Hadoop
General
1 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) ITSM Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Kafka
2 1 (6.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Coaching
2 3 (20.00%) ITSM
2 3 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (20.00%) Process Management
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
2 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) VMware