Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 95 127
Rank change year-on-year -16 +32 -51
Contract jobs citing SLA 42 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.65% 1.85% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.50% 16.81% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 10
Leeds median daily rate £350 £195 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.49% +56.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £154 £100 £97
90th Percentile £550 £425 £252
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £268 £130
% change year-on-year +26.17% +105.77% -39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.35% -2.99%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.43% +11.77%

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 311 232 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.25% 11.01% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 119 193
Leeds median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +23.08%
10th Percentile £279 £269 £265
90th Percentile £542 £565 £588
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +16.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Leeds median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -0.44%
10th Percentile £10.67 £12.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £30.25 £36.40 £146.45
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -17.24% +20.31%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (26.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (26.19%) Time Management
5 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
6 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
6 10 (23.81%) Java
6 10 (23.81%) PHP
6 10 (23.81%) .NET
6 10 (23.81%) Node.js
6 10 (23.81%) Apple iOS
6 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
6 10 (23.81%) Xamarin
6 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
6 10 (23.81%) Android
6 10 (23.81%) Microservices
6 10 (23.81%) DevOps
6 10 (23.81%) Co-Creation
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.29%) Linux
8 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
8 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.90%) Unix

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 11 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (26.19%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.76%) DNS
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
1 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
1 2 (4.76%) LAN
1 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (2.38%) BGP
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.38%) IPsec
2 1 (2.38%) MPLS
2 1 (2.38%) Network Security
2 1 (2.38%) OSPF
2 1 (2.38%) SSH
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) VPLS
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
1 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.52%) Spanish Language
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Applications Architect
3 6 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) AWS Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Field Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Incident Manager
7 2 (4.76%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Major Incident Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Problem Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) .NET
1 10 (23.81%) Node.js
2 2 (4.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.81%) Android
3 10 (23.81%) Apple iOS
4 6 (14.29%) Linux
5 5 (11.90%) Unix
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.76%) AIX
7 2 (4.76%) CentOS
7 2 (4.76%) HPUX
7 2 (4.76%) Solaris
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Time Management
2 10 (23.81%) Co-Creation
2 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
2 10 (23.81%) DevOps
2 10 (23.81%) Microservices
3 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.90%) Decision-Making
4 5 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.76%) ITSM
7 2 (4.76%) Proactive Management
7 2 (4.76%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Java
1 10 (23.81%) PHP
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.38%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) CCNA
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.38%) CCSA
3 1 (2.38%) CCSE
3 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 3 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Xamarin
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) CommVault
5 1 (2.38%) F5
5 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.38%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.38%) Mercator
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds