Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 21 70
Rank change year-on-year -46 +49 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 57 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.46% 6.90% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 45.60% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 5
South Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £100 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +250.00% -16.67% -41.25%
10th Percentile £233 £81 £88
90th Percentile £475 £144 £328
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £100 £188
% change year-on-year +225.00% -46.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.43% -43.90% -12.77%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.15 £15.00
90th Percentile £9.92 £12.25 £23.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £11.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +56.52% -20.69% +10.06%

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 91 125 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 9.47% 15.13% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 45
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £265 £81 £179
90th Percentile £558 £615 £523
Yorkshire median daily rate £424 £387 £391
% change year-on-year +9.43% -1.02% +8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £9.61 £11.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.43% -43.90% -1.20%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.74 £15.00
90th Percentile £9.92 £12.25 £23.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.75 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +64.58% -17.24% -3.33%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 8 £450 +350.00% 6
Barnsley - 2 £375 -
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) LINQ
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) CyberArk
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) W3C
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) HND
3 2 (14.29%) CRM

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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Developer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) W3C
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 3 (21.43%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Practice Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Contract Management
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) HND
2 1 (7.14%) CCA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) NCDA
2 1 (7.14%) NCIE
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Grafana
1 1 (7.14%) Kibana
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix
1 2 (14.29%) CyberArk
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) NetApp
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Capita
2 1 (7.14%) New Relic
2 1 (7.14%) Northgate
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
2 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.14%) Veeam