Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 110 113
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 -45
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.36% 1.21% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.95% 13.30% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 24
Leeds median daily rate £100 £225 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.56% -26.53% +2.08%
West Yorkshire median daily rate £114 £263 £241
% change year-on-year -56.67% +8.81% -16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £12.25 £13.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.78% -8.72% -16.13%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.13 £11.08
90th Percentile £19.80 £12.38 £17.03
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +17.24% +20.83% -9.43%

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 274 218 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.45% 9.09% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 144 273
Leeds median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +27.27%
10th Percentile £250 £237 £255
90th Percentile £563 £600 £587
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £13.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.27% -8.72% -16.13%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.13 £8.50
90th Percentile £23.10 £12.38 £17.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £13.16
% change year-on-year +31.03% +10.18% -30.74%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2018, 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 12 (40.00%) Windows
1 12 (40.00%) Break/Fix
2 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) Time Management
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
7 4 (13.33%) Java
7 4 (13.33%) PHP
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) Android
7 4 (13.33%) Retail
7 4 (13.33%) Node.js
7 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
7 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (13.33%) Xamarin
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (13.33%) Microservices
7 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) ITIL
8 2 (6.67%) 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Skype
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Field Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Applications Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Technician
6 2 (6.67%) Repair Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.33%) Android
3 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) CentOS
5 1 (3.33%) HPUX
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Break/Fix
2 5 (16.67%) Time Management
3 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (13.33%) DevOps
3 4 (13.33%) Microservices
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Java
1 4 (13.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.33%) Autodesk
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat