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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 64 86 85
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1  
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% 1.72% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £500 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +150.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 112 233 218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 12.42% 15.37% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 126 135
Median daily rate £359 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.31% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -71.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Edinburgh

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Service Management
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) Line Management
4 6 (30.00%) Service Design
4 6 (30.00%) ITSM
4 6 (30.00%) Migration
4 6 (30.00%) Supplier Management
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.00%) Sybase
7 3 (15.00%) MS Office
7 3 (15.00%) SAP
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) SAP Basis
7 3 (15.00%) SAP BW
7 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Transition Management
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (15.00%) MaxDB

SLA
Top Related 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP BPC
1 3 (15.00%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Route 53
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) MaxDB
2 3 (15.00%) SAP BW
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) DataStage
4 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) NWDI
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) SAP Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) SAP Basis Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Technical Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Service Management
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) ITSM
4 6 (30.00%) Line Management
4 6 (30.00%) Migration
4 6 (30.00%) Service Design
4 6 (30.00%) Supplier Management
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Transition Management
7 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.00%) ERP
8 1 (5.00%) ETL
8 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) Sybase
3 2 (10.00%) NetIQ
4 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Mitel
4 1 (5.00%) Tableau
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