Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 95 114
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 -17
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.62% 1.48% 0.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.18% 10.92% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £100 £275 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.64% +57.14% -50.00%
Scotland median daily rate £100 £235 £195
% change year-on-year -57.45% +20.51% -42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £30.50 -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +25.00% +26.82%

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 431 293 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.82% 13.59% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 155 218
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.96% -14.50%
10th Percentile £208 £155 £200
90th Percentile £571 £545 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £23.75 £27.75 £32.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.41% -14.42% +76.37%
10th Percentile £13.63 £21.18 £31.14
90th Percentile £32.88 £38.73 £41.74
Scotland median hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -25.50% -25.93% +77.63%

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 November 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 18 November 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 9 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Office 365
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
5 2 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Banking
6 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.56%) SAS
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) Informatica
6 1 (5.56%) PowerCenter

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 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) DataStage
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (5.56%) PowerCenter
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Field Service Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) IT Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Field Service Technician
6 2 (11.11%) IT Technician
7 1 (5.56%) Break Fix Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Field Hardware Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Informatica Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Data Lineage
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Task Automation
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Citrix
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle