Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 July 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 103 133
Rank change year-on-year -13 +30 -32
Contract jobs citing SLA 50 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.46% 1.71% 1.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.76% 16.01% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 18
West Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £181 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.56% -5.97% +24.19%
10th Percentile £151 £100 £99
90th Percentile £428 £428 £511
Yorkshire median daily rate £323 £115 £193
% change year-on-year +180.43% -40.26% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.50 £11.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.37% -22.66% +17.89%
10th Percentile £16.15 £9.25 £10.09
90th Percentile £30.25 £12.53 £16.15
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.75 £11.38 £14.50
% change year-on-year +91.21% -21.55% -

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 425 306 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.39% 10.70% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 171 280
West Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £187
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 15
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.75 £11.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.22% -22.41% +17.41%
10th Percentile £11.39 £9.25 £10.26
90th Percentile £30.53 £19.50 £16.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -17.24% -4.57%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in West Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in West Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in West Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in West Yorkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Leeds -15 33 £323 +222.50% 11
Pudsey - 5 £500 -
Wakefield 0 1 - - 1
Bradford -9 1 - -
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (22.00%) ITIL
3 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (18.00%) Linux
4 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (18.00%) ITSM
4 9 (18.00%) Analytics
4 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (16.00%) ITIL V3
5 8 (16.00%) Unix
6 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (14.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (14.00%) Time Management
7 6 (12.00%) Performance Management
7 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (12.00%) DevOps
7 6 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Oracle
7 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (10.00%) CISSP
8 5 (10.00%) Java
8 5 (10.00%) PHP

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.00%) DNS
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
1 2 (4.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (4.00%) LAN
1 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.00%) HSRP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.00%) IPsec
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (2.00%) SSH
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) VPLS
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (8.00%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Military
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Report Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Applications Architect
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) Junior
6 4 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Linux Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Unix Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Incident Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Service Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Business Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Business Systems Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Major Incident Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Problem Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
1 5 (10.00%) Node.js
2 2 (4.00%) EDI
2 2 (4.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 8 (16.00%) Unix
3 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.00%) Android
4 5 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.00%) AIX
5 4 (8.00%) CentOS
5 4 (8.00%) HPUX
5 4 (8.00%) Solaris
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 9 (18.00%) Analytics
2 9 (18.00%) ITSM
2 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (16.00%) ITIL V3
4 7 (14.00%) Time Management
5 6 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) DevOps
5 6 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (12.00%) Performance Management
5 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.00%) Co-Creation
6 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 5 (10.00%) Decision-Making
6 5 (10.00%) Information Security
6 5 (10.00%) Microservices
6 5 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Java
1 5 (10.00%) PHP
2 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) CISMP
1 5 (10.00%) CISSP
2 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) CCNA
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) CCSA
4 1 (2.00%) CCSE
4 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCDST
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Xamarin
3 4 (8.00%) HP
3 4 (8.00%) IBM
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) CommVault
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.00%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.00%) Mercator
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.00%) Xerox