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 June 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)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 100 74
Rank change year-on-year +31 -26  
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.94% 0.73% 2.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.38% 7.97% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 20
Median daily rate £100 £165 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.39% -19.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -10.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 146 138 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.49% 9.19% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 97 172
Median daily rate £420 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £295 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £90.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -86.74% +546.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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 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 24 June 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 20 (51.28%) ITIL
2 15 (38.46%) Finance
3 12 (30.77%) Banking
3 12 (30.77%) Break/Fix
4 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
5 9 (23.08%) Tivoli
5 9 (23.08%) NetIQ
5 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 9 (23.08%) Law
5 9 (23.08%) Programme Delivery
6 8 (20.51%) Cisco
6 8 (20.51%) Windows
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (15.38%) Retail
7 6 (15.38%) People Management
8 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
8 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
8 5 (12.82%) Wealth Management
8 5 (12.82%) iSeries
8 5 (12.82%) Palo Alto
8 5 (12.82%) VMware
8 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.82%) Linux
8 5 (12.82%) IBM Domino
8 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.82%) Unix
8 5 (12.82%) Avaya
9 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
9 4 (10.26%) Xerox

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 (12.82%) IBM Domino
1 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) 2G
1 1 (2.56%) 3G
1 1 (2.56%) 4G
1 1 (2.56%) GPRS
1 1 (2.56%) HSPA
1 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.56%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 12 (30.77%) Banking
3 9 (23.08%) Law
4 6 (15.38%) Retail
5 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
6 3 (7.69%) Billing
6 3 (7.69%) Military
7 2 (5.13%) Back Office
8 1 (2.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Field Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Field Service Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Consultant
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Break Fix Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.56%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Information Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.56%) IT Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.56%) Optimisation Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Workstream Lead
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) iSeries
2 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) e-Learning
4 2 (5.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Break/Fix
3 9 (23.08%) Programme Delivery
3 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.38%) People Management
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 5 (12.82%) Wealth Management
6 4 (10.26%) Coaching
7 3 (7.69%) Analytics
7 3 (7.69%) Document Management
7 3 (7.69%) Logistics
7 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
7 3 (7.69%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Service Management
8 2 (5.13%) Trend Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Change Control
9 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) C
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) A+ Certification
1 3 (7.69%) MCDST
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) NetIQ
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco
3 5 (12.82%) Avaya
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.82%) Palo Alto
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Xerox
5 2 (5.13%) Huawei
5 2 (5.13%) Virgin Media
6 1 (2.56%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.56%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.56%) Remedy