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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 71 85 55
Rank change year-on-year +14 -30  
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 12 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.75% 0.85% 3.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 8.76% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 22
Median daily rate £425 £120 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +254.16% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £94 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £138 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £11.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 90 137 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 8.73% 9.72% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 99 130
Median daily rate £375 £403 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.83% +31.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £598 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.00 £11.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% +2.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Leeds

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 21 (67.74%) ITIL
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
3 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
4 9 (29.03%) Banking
4 9 (29.03%) Retail
5 8 (25.81%) Windows
5 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
6 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
6 7 (22.58%) Wealth Management
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco
6 7 (22.58%) NetIQ
6 7 (22.58%) Tivoli
6 7 (22.58%) Law
7 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
7 6 (19.35%) People Management
8 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
8 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
8 5 (16.13%) iSeries
8 5 (16.13%) VMware
8 5 (16.13%) Avaya
8 5 (16.13%) Unix
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 5 (16.13%) IBM Domino
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.13%) MS Office
9 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (9.68%) CISM
10 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management

SLA
Top Related 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 (16.13%) IBM Domino
1 5 (16.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.23%) 2G
2 1 (3.23%) 3G
2 1 (3.23%) 4G
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) GPRS
2 1 (3.23%) HSPA
2 1 (3.23%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Retail
3 7 (22.58%) Law
4 2 (6.45%) Billing
4 2 (6.45%) Military
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Analyst
1 7 (22.58%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Service Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) IT Support
5 2 (6.45%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.13%) iSeries
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) e-Learning
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
3 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
3 7 (22.58%) Wealth Management
4 6 (19.35%) People Management
5 3 (9.68%) Coaching
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security
5 3 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) Document Management
6 2 (6.45%) High Availability
6 2 (6.45%) Logistics
6 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CISM
1 3 (9.68%) CISSP
2 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCDST
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco
1 7 (22.58%) NetIQ
2 5 (16.13%) Avaya
2 5 (16.13%) Palo Alto
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Xerox
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
4 1 (3.23%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy