Period
to 29 May 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 29 May 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 91 113
Rank change year-on-year +10 +22 -18
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 28 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.07% 1.20% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.86% 11.81% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
Median daily rate £295 £172 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.51% +22.86% -67.06%
10th Percentile £274 £100 £75
90th Percentile £386 £400 £388
Scotland median daily rate £295 £201 £270
% change year-on-year +46.58% -25.46% +79.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £10.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -6.67% -52.63%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £13.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year +25.45% -12.70% -31.52%

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 204 237 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 15.64% 10.18% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 133 265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £151 £203
90th Percentile £638 £575 £540
Scotland median daily rate £400 £408 £383
% change year-on-year -1.84% +6.54% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -27.14% +47.37%
10th Percentile £18.80 £13.05 £15.00
90th Percentile £33.20 £33.15 £106.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £21.73
% change year-on-year -13.04% +5.84% -9.46%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (50.00%) Office 365
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) XenApp
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) Banking
5 5 (35.71%) Fat Client
5 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
5 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Azure
6 4 (28.57%) AWS
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) VBA
6 4 (28.57%) DHCP
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
8 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared

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:

Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (35.71%) Azure
3 4 (28.57%) AWS
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (42.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 6 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix Support
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (28.57%) Deskside Support
4 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Fat Client
1 5 (35.71%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 6 (42.86%) XenApp
2 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) VMware