Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 13 November 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)
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 111 127
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.10% 1.35% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.36% 12.00% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 9
Leeds median daily rate £165 £100 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -50.00% -38.46%
10th Percentile £105 £100 £90
90th Percentile £333 £116 £380
West Yorkshire median daily rate £165 £100 £263
% change year-on-year +65.00% -61.90% -0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Leeds median hourly rate - £17.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.78% -0.81%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.17% -17.24% +20.83%

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 Leeds with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 251 250 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.60% 11.28% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 166 163
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £582 £585
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 5
Leeds median hourly rate £20.60 £20.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +63.27% -7.02%
10th Percentile £13.96 £12.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £26.50 £23.10 £112.95
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +22.70% +13.79% +17.41%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Leeds

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Leeds

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Leeds over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Leeds

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SLA.

1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
5 5 (19.23%) Office 365
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (15.38%) Network Management
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) DBS Check
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 4 (15.38%) Break/Fix
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (11.54%) Migration
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (7.69%) Puppet
8 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (7.69%) Analytics
8 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
8 2 (7.69%) Data Management
8 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Military
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Customer Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Customer Support Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) IT Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (11.54%) IT Support
5 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Server Support
5 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Field Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Support
6 2 (7.69%) Report Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Break/Fix
3 4 (15.38%) Network Management
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Data Management
5 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) ITSM
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (3.85%) Data Flow Diagram
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) Master Data Management
6 1 (3.85%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MCDST
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Apple
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Xerox