Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 93 143
Rank change year-on-year -23 +50 -63
Contract jobs citing SLA 49 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.46% 1.94% 0.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.77% 17.48% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 14
West Yorkshire median daily rate £363 £275 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.82% +100.00% -47.12%
10th Percentile £109 £100 £100
90th Percentile £550 £500 £193
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £263 £150
% change year-on-year +28.57% +75.00% -42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £12.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +15.26% +4.38%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.90% +17.55%

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 455 309 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.59% 11.12% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 199 309
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £259 £244
90th Percentile £550 £550 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 14
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% - -6.45%
10th Percentile £9.23 £10.25 £10.44
90th Percentile £30.25 £25.28 £20.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% -5.41% +15.63%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -21 32 £375 +44.23% 19
Pudsey +4 6 £463 +10.12%
Bradford -4 3 £200 -16.67% 2
Wakefield -8 1 - - 3
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
4 13 (26.53%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (24.49%) ITIL
6 11 (22.45%) Linux
6 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (22.45%) MS Exchange
7 10 (20.41%) Unix
7 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (20.41%) DevOps
8 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
8 9 (18.37%) Xamarin
8 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (18.37%) Microservices
8 9 (18.37%) Co-Creation
8 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
8 9 (18.37%) Apple iOS
8 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (18.37%) Node.js
8 9 (18.37%) Time Management
8 9 (18.37%) Android
8 9 (18.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
8 9 (18.37%) Java
8 9 (18.37%) PHP
8 9 (18.37%) .NET
9 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 11 (22.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.08%) SAS
3 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Kerberos
1 2 (4.08%) Skype
2 1 (2.04%) BGP
2 1 (2.04%) DMVPN
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
2 1 (2.04%) HSRP
2 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) MPLS
2 1 (2.04%) OSPF
2 1 (2.04%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (2.04%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) VPLS
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) VRRP
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Git (software)
1 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.20%) Retail
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Service Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (16.33%) Applications Architect
4 6 (12.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (12.24%) Report Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) IT Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Junior
5 4 (8.16%) Junior Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Unix Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Azure Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
1 9 (18.37%) Node.js
2 2 (4.08%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.24%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
3 11 (22.45%) Linux
4 10 (20.41%) Unix
5 9 (18.37%) Android
5 9 (18.37%) Apple iOS
6 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (12.24%) AIX
7 6 (12.24%) CentOS
7 6 (12.24%) HPUX
7 6 (12.24%) Solaris
8 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
3 10 (20.41%) DevOps
4 9 (18.37%) Co-Creation
4 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
4 9 (18.37%) Microservices
4 9 (18.37%) Time Management
5 7 (14.29%) Analytics
5 7 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (14.29%) ITSM
5 7 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
6 6 (12.24%) Data Analysis
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3
6 6 (12.24%) Performance Management
7 5 (10.20%) Information Security
7 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Change Management
8 2 (4.08%) Migration
8 2 (4.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) Java
1 9 (18.37%) PHP
2 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) CISMP
1 5 (10.20%) CISSP
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) CCSA
3 1 (2.04%) CCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Xamarin
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (12.24%) HP
3 6 (12.24%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) CommVault
4 1 (2.04%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.04%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.04%) VMware