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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 86 80
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.16% 0.88% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.78% 5.24% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Median daily rate £100 £450 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -77.77% +157.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £236 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -21.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.17% +11.66%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 180 229 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 14.96% 16.89% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 103 105
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 23 June 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SLA.

1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
1 8 (38.10%) Break/Fix
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Line Management
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 3 (14.29%) Service Design
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) ITSM
5 3 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.52%) Informatica
6 2 (9.52%) PowerCenter
6 2 (9.52%) DataStage
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (9.52%) Unix
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Transition Management
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
6 2 (9.52%) High Availability

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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) Skype
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DataStage
1 2 (9.52%) PowerCenter
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Field Engineer
1 8 (38.10%) Field Service Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Field Service Technician
5 2 (9.52%) IT Manager
5 2 (9.52%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Break/Fix
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) ITSM
3 3 (14.29%) Line Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Service Design
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Transition Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Chat Support
5 1 (4.76%) Data Lineage
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Informatica
4 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Tableau