The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 30 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.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 107 112
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.92% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.19% 6.76% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 4
Median daily rate £225 £275 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +6.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £111 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +8.87% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.75 - £17.80
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 - £13.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 - £22.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -1.66% +1.69%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 210 355 365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.79% 13.59% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 186 219
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £186 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.75 £13.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.51% -60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £9.18 £20.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £22.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Scotland

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Scotland

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Scotland

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 7 £425 -15.00% 1
Glasgow -10 3 £230 +73.58% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £128 - 1
Dundee - 1 £205 -
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SLA.

1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 9 (24.32%) Windows
3 8 (21.62%) Service Management
3 8 (21.62%) Finance
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
4 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) Line Management
5 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
5 6 (16.22%) ITSM
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) Service Design
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
6 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
6 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
6 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (13.51%) SCCM
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (10.81%) VMware
7 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SAP BPC
1 3 (8.11%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (8.11%) MaxDB
3 3 (8.11%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) DataStage
4 1 (2.70%) DTS
4 1 (2.70%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) NWDI
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Field Engineer
1 10 (27.03%) Field Service Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Break Fix Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) IT Support
4 3 (8.11%) SAP Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.70%) Unix
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Service Management
3 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.22%) ITSM
4 6 (16.22%) Line Management
4 6 (16.22%) Migration
4 6 (16.22%) Service Design
4 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.11%) Transition Management
7 2 (5.41%) Chat Support
7 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.70%) People Management
8 1 (2.70%) Planning and Forecasting
8 1 (2.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) Apple
3 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 3 (8.11%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.70%) Avaya
4 1 (2.70%) Brio
4 1 (2.70%) BT
4 1 (2.70%) CommVault
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Informatica
4 1 (2.70%) Mitel
4 1 (2.70%) NetIQ
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec
4 1 (2.70%) Tableau
4 1 (2.70%) Virgin Media
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