Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 November 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)
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 2.20% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
West Lothian median daily rate £306 - -
Scotland median daily rate £100 £218 £195
% change year-on-year -54.02% +11.54% -42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +25.00% +26.82%

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 West Lothian with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 8.79% 9.23% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
West Lothian median daily rate £350 £230 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -38.67% +46.34%
10th Percentile £235 £206 £214
90th Percentile £410 £336 £388
Scotland median daily rate £375 £354 £338
% change year-on-year +5.93% +4.89% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Lothian median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.50% -23.08% +68.83%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in West Lothian

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in West Lothian

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in West Lothian over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in West Lothian

SLA
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Livingston - 2 £306 - 1
SLA
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (50.00%) Squid

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) SolarWinds