The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 28 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)
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 26 26
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax - 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 3.33% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £455 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

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 Halifax with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 7 30 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 9.72% 20.55% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 14
Median daily rate £342 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.37% +7.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £279 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £452 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Halifax

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Halifax.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 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 Halifax region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) NetIQ
2 1 (33.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (33.33%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) NetIQ