Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 22 January 2019 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 25 56
Rank change year-on-year -41 +31 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.90% 6.05% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.18% 44.25% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 9
South Yorkshire median daily rate £445 £100 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +345.00% -69.23% +244.85%
10th Percentile £231 £100 £112
90th Percentile £475 £195 £443
Yorkshire median daily rate £200 £124 £269
% change year-on-year +61.62% -53.95% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £30.13 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.10% +36.93% -
10th Percentile £8.50 £26.44 £10.35
90th Percentile £10.23 £33.81 £24.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.90 £16.50 £15.05
% change year-on-year -33.95% +9.63% +13.29%

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 85 113 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 8.99% 13.68% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 51 40
South Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +8.97% -4.88%
10th Percentile £197 £100 £193
90th Percentile £630 £588 £676
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £408 £388
% change year-on-year -1.84% +5.16% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £23.31 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.78% +8.43% +73.21%
10th Percentile £8.50 £16.82 £10.40
90th Percentile £17.84 £32.16 £24.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.93 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.38% +6.70% +46.10%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in South Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in South Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in South Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in South Yorkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -33 16 £450 +350.00% 4
Barnsley - 1 £300 -
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (16.67%) SAN
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (16.67%) Release Management
4 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (16.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) CyberArk
5 2 (11.11%) User Experience
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) SMS
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) Windows
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) CCA
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) SMS
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
General
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Engineering Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Field Hardware Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) IT Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Site Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Site Reliability Manager
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) SAN Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) HP Storage
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 3 (16.67%) Release Management
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
2 3 (16.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
3 2 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CCA
1 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.56%) NCDA
1 1 (5.56%) NCIE
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) CyberArk
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) NetApp
2 1 (5.56%) Veeam
2 1 (5.56%) VMware