Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 93 119
Rank change year-on-year -32 +26 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.47% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.51% 6.25% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £208 £100 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +107.50% -77.78% +140.00%
10th Percentile £75 £100 £114
90th Percentile £394 £245 £500
Scotland median daily rate £270 £110 £275
% change year-on-year +145.45% -60.00% +52.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £11.25 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.63% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £18.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year -25.52% -7.05% +1.30%

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 399 304 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.34% 13.47% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 182 228
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +13.31%
10th Percentile £169 £146 £156
90th Percentile £558 £506 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.37% +75.93% -55.74%
10th Percentile £13.63 £21.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £43.25 £24.88 £14.25
Scotland median hourly rate £18.50 £19.88 £14.12
% change year-on-year -6.92% +40.73% -56.55%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 8 (57.14%) ITIL
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Service Management
5 4 (28.57%) Security Management
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) Chat Support
7 2 (14.29%) Break/Fix
7 2 (14.29%) DHCP
7 2 (14.29%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
7 2 (14.29%) vSphere
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (7.14%) Line Management

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) IT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Field Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) IT Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Chat Support
5 2 (14.29%) Break/Fix
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Process Management
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Mitel
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy