Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 121 98
Rank change year-on-year +40 -23 +24
Contract jobs citing SLA 32 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.35% 0.53% 0.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.70% 4.11% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £225 £140 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +40.00% -78.95%
Scotland median daily rate £325 £270 £110
% change year-on-year +20.37% +145.45% -60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £10.50 £11.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -52.63% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.88 £21.63
90th Percentile £11.00 £11.63 £24.88
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +32.59% -40.00% +15.38%

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 252 389 302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.65% 12.85% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 241 179
Edinburgh median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £150 £159 £154
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.75 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +47.37% +75.93%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.31 £21.63
90th Percentile £32.60 £41.88 £24.88
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +57.95%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019, 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 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 13 (40.63%) ITIL
4 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
7 9 (28.13%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
9 7 (21.88%) Degree
9 7 (21.88%) Break/Fix
10 6 (18.75%) SCCM
10 6 (18.75%) Skype for Business
10 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (18.75%) Business Continuity
11 5 (15.63%) Smartphone
11 5 (15.63%) Performance Measurement
11 5 (15.63%) Matrix Organization
11 5 (15.63%) Due Diligence
11 5 (15.63%) People Management
11 5 (15.63%) Skype
11 5 (15.63%) Translating Business Requirements
12 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
12 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
13 3 (9.38%) VMware
13 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
13 3 (9.38%) XML
13 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
13 3 (9.38%) Coaching
13 3 (9.38%) 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 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Skype
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Games
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Coordinator
1 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery Coordinator
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Administrator
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IT Support
4 2 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Splunk Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Smartphone
2 3 (9.38%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 7 (21.88%) Break/Fix
5 6 (18.75%) Business Continuity
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (15.63%) Due Diligence
6 5 (15.63%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (15.63%) People Management
6 5 (15.63%) Performance Measurement
6 5 (15.63%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (9.38%) Change Control
7 3 (9.38%) Coaching
7 3 (9.38%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (9.38%) High Availability
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Task Automation
8 2 (6.25%) Logistics
8 2 (6.25%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (21.88%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.38%) Splunk
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow