Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 105 126
Rank change year-on-year -27 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 34 46 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.00% 1.57% 1.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.00% 12.64% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 19
West Yorkshire median daily rate £200 £100 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -61.90% -0.94%
10th Percentile £106 £100 £98
90th Percentile £375 £366 £506
Yorkshire median daily rate £281 £100 £200
% change year-on-year +181.25% -50.00% -42.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -10.28% +11.46%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £12.75 £20.00 £16.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -17.24% +17.41%

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 340 364 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.99% 12.46% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 227 241
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £253 £200
90th Percentile £566 £568 £570
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 20
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.61 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.76% +13.79% +20.83%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.83 £10.98
90th Percentile £25.18 £21.48 £21.82
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.30 £16.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +18.77% +12.07% +17.53%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -8 27 £200 +100.00% 8
Bradford -10 2 - - 2
Wakefield -1 1 - -
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
5 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (11.76%) Decision-Making
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco
7 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
7 3 (8.82%) Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Unix
7 3 (8.82%) PHP
7 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
7 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (8.82%) Spanish Language
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.82%) Break/Fix
7 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (8.82%) Office 365
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.88%) Analytics
8 2 (5.88%) Jenkins

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 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (2.94%) DHCP
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) Network Security
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 3 (8.82%) Spanish Language
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Military
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Service Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Field Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Incident Manager
4 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Business Systems Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Customer Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Incident and Problem Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Problem Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) EDI
1 2 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.76%) Decision-Making
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Break/Fix
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Co-Creation
5 2 (5.88%) DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.88%) Microservices
5 2 (5.88%) Network Management
5 2 (5.88%) Proactive Management
5 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) PHP
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) MCDST
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Apple
3 2 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.94%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Dell
4 1 (2.94%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) Mercator
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) Xerox