Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 100 128
Rank change year-on-year -12 +28 -29
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.08% 1.55% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.55% 12.36% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 12
Leeds median daily rate £323 £100 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +222.50% -39.39% -37.74%
10th Percentile £146 £100 £91
90th Percentile £396 £130 £419
West Yorkshire median daily rate £323 £100 £198
% change year-on-year +222.50% -49.37% -25.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Leeds median hourly rate £25.50 £17.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +38.78% -0.81%
10th Percentile £20.75 £12.00 £11.34
90th Percentile £30.25 £19.80 £12.38
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year -4.17% -2.04% +0.62%

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 256 275 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.20% 12.57% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 160 162
Leeds median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £251
90th Percentile £575 £572 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 5
Leeds median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +63.27% -0.81%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £30.25 £23.59 £112.95
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.61 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.28% +10.34% +19.10%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Time Management
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Office 365
4 4 (14.81%) Spanish Language
5 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.41%) Microservices
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (7.41%) Break/Fix

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 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) Office 365
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) BGP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
2 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
2 1 (3.70%) HSRP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.70%) IPsec
2 1 (3.70%) MPLS
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) OSPF
2 1 (3.70%) SSH
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) VPLS
2 1 (3.70%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (14.81%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Military
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Field Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Support
4 2 (7.41%) Major Incident Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Report Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
2 5 (18.52%) Time Management
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Break/Fix
5 2 (7.41%) Co-Creation
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.41%) ITSM
5 2 (7.41%) Microservices
5 2 (7.41%) Proactive Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
1 2 (7.41%) PHP
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCSA
3 1 (3.70%) CCSE
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) MCDST
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Apple
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) CommVault
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.70%) Mercator
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.70%) Xerox