Period
to 18 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 111 101
Rank change year-on-year -14 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.80% 1.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.84% 5.61% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £100 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -66.39% +88.89%
10th Percentile £99 £100 £113
90th Percentile £464 £235 £488
Scotland median daily rate £320 £110 £270
% change year-on-year +190.91% -59.26% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £11.25 £25.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.00% -18.03% +64.86%
10th Percentile £10.88 £25.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £11.63 £25.00 £40.25
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -43.75% +23.08% -2.50%

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 388 374 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.05% 14.19% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 209 168
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £206 £168
90th Percentile £558 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -32.43% -14.42%
10th Percentile £11.03 £12.63 £21.18
90th Percentile £35.00 £23.88 £38.73
Scotland median hourly rate £16.38 £16.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.55% -35.50% -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 September 2018.

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 September 2018, 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 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Break/Fix
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Process Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) LAMP

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Field Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Field Hardware Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Field Service Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Hardware Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Break/Fix
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Chat Support
4 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Process Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Mitel
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy