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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 65 101 65
Rank change year-on-year +36 -36  
Contract jobs citing SLA 31 15 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.32% 0.79% 2.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.68% 8.20% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 23
Median daily rate £275 £120 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +129.16% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £93 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £139 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £15.62 £13.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.90% +15.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £10.38 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £14.50 £14.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 143 183 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 10.70% 9.63% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 132 174
Median daily rate £375 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £262 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £11.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.27% +23.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.61 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £18.40 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Leeds +16 18 £425 +254.16% 5
Wakefield 0 4 £275 - 3
Halifax +3 3 £425 -
Bradford - 3 £203 - 1
Bingley - 1 £325 -
Pudsey - 1 £420 -
SLA
Yorkshire

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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

1 28 (49.12%) ITIL
2 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Finance
3 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
4 14 (24.56%) Service Delivery
5 11 (19.30%) Retail
6 10 (17.54%) Banking
7 9 (15.79%) Tivoli
7 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
8 8 (14.04%) NetIQ
8 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
8 8 (14.04%) Service Management
9 7 (12.28%) Cisco
9 7 (12.28%) MS Office
9 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
9 7 (12.28%) Wealth Management
9 7 (12.28%) Law
9 7 (12.28%) VMware
9 7 (12.28%) Information Security
9 7 (12.28%) Skype for Business
10 6 (10.53%) People Management
10 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (10.53%) Unix
11 5 (8.77%) Linux
11 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
11 5 (8.77%) IBM Domino
11 5 (8.77%) Avaya
11 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
11 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
11 5 (8.77%) iSeries

SLA
Top Related 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 (12.28%) Skype for Business
2 5 (8.77%) IBM Domino
2 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (5.26%) Skype
2 2 (3.51%) VoIP
3 1 (1.75%) 2G
3 1 (1.75%) 3G
3 1 (1.75%) 4G
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) GPRS
3 1 (1.75%) HSPA
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.75%) VLAN
3 1 (1.75%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 11 (19.30%) Retail
3 10 (17.54%) Banking
4 7 (12.28%) Law
5 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.26%) Billing
7 2 (3.51%) Back Office
7 2 (3.51%) Military
8 1 (1.75%) Electronics
8 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Service Manager
6 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Information Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.51%) Break Fix Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.51%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.51%) IT Services Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.77%) iSeries
4 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) CCTV
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) e-Learning
5 2 (3.51%) EPoS
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Unix
3 5 (8.77%) Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Android
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.51%) Windows NT
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) Service Delivery
3 8 (14.04%) Service Management
4 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.28%) Information Security
4 7 (12.28%) Wealth Management
5 6 (10.53%) People Management
6 4 (7.02%) Coaching
7 3 (5.26%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.26%) Change Control
7 3 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.26%) Process Improvement
7 3 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
7 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.51%) Document Management
8 2 (3.51%) Logistics
8 2 (3.51%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) C
2 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) CISM
1 3 (5.26%) CISSP
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.51%) MCDST
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.02%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (1.75%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) NetIQ
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) Avaya
4 5 (8.77%) Palo Alto
5 3 (5.26%) Xerox
6 1 (1.75%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.75%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Remedy