Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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)
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 125 117
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 -37
Contract jobs citing SLA 29 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.28% 0.77% 1.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.74% 8.51% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 22
Leeds median daily rate £100 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -42.86% +19.15%
West Yorkshire median daily rate £100 £263 £276
% change year-on-year -61.90% -4.98% -3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £12.25 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.78% +1.28% -24.41%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £9.23
90th Percentile £19.80 £12.38 £16.16
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +20.83% -11.11%

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 270 235 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.93% 9.04% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 160 279
Leeds median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +20.30%
10th Percentile £255 £262 £258
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.27% -0.81% -22.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £8.50
90th Percentile £23.10 £112.95 £187.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £12.76
% change year-on-year +17.24% +13.68% -20.28%

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 November 2017.

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 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SLA.

1 16 (55.17%) Break/Fix
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) C
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (10.34%) A+ Certification
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.34%) Military
6 3 (10.34%) e-Learning
6 3 (10.34%) Banking
6 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Billing
6 3 (10.34%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) Xerox
6 3 (10.34%) MCDST
6 3 (10.34%) Document Management
6 3 (10.34%) Logistics
6 3 (10.34%) Time Management
6 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) Analytics
6 3 (10.34%) Mathematics

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 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (10.34%) Banking
1 3 (10.34%) Billing
1 3 (10.34%) Military
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Field Engineer
2 13 (44.83%) Field Service Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) IT Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.90%) Break Fix Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Field Service Technician
6 2 (6.90%) IT Technician
6 2 (6.90%) Repair Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) e-Learning
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Break/Fix
2 3 (10.34%) Analytics
2 3 (10.34%) Coaching
2 3 (10.34%) Document Management
2 3 (10.34%) Logistics
2 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
2 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
2 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.34%) Time Management
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) A+ Certification
1 3 (10.34%) MCDST
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco
2 3 (10.34%) Xerox
3 2 (6.90%) Huawei
3 2 (6.90%) Virgin Media