Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 127 111
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 42 46 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.40% 1.27% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.80% 11.89% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 34
West Yorkshire median daily rate £100 £263 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.90% -4.98% -0.90%
Yorkshire median daily rate £100 £200 £333
% change year-on-year -50.00% -39.85% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +20.83% -11.11%
10th Percentile £9.25 £11.23 £9.75
90th Percentile £20.10 £16.50 £15.12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.29
% change year-on-year +10.34% +9.15% -16.97%

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 356 387 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.87% 10.66% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 239 376
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.44% +18.00%
10th Percentile £255 £203 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 21
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +17.41% -22.81%
10th Percentile £8.69 £10.67 £8.50
90th Percentile £21.64 £21.82 £20.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.78 £12.83
% change year-on-year +15.06% +15.16% -32.47%

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 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in West Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 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
Leeds +11 29 £100 -50.00% 4
Wakefield -12 3 £275 +42.86%
Pudsey - 3 £400 -
Bradford +12 1 - - 2
Huddersfield 0 1 £500 -
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 16 (38.10%) Break/Fix
2 15 (35.71%) Windows
3 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
4 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
5 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.90%) HP
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco
7 5 (11.90%) Service Management
7 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (11.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (11.90%) SCCM
8 4 (9.52%) Coaching
8 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
8 4 (9.52%) Time Management
8 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
9 3 (7.14%) MCDST
9 3 (7.14%) Document Management
9 3 (7.14%) Logistics
9 3 (7.14%) Network Management
9 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
9 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 3 (7.14%) Xerox
9 3 (7.14%) Analytics
9 3 (7.14%) Banking

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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
1 3 (7.14%) Intranet
1 3 (7.14%) LAN
1 3 (7.14%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 3 (7.14%) Banking
1 3 (7.14%) Billing
1 3 (7.14%) Military
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Field Engineer
2 13 (30.95%) Field Service Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (16.67%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.90%) Service Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 3 (7.14%) Field Hardware Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Field Service Technician
7 2 (4.76%) Repair Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.76%) Unix Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.14%) e-Learning
1 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.76%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.76%) AIX
5 2 (4.76%) HPUX
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Solaris
5 2 (4.76%) Unix
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Break/Fix
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) Service Management
5 4 (9.52%) Coaching
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Time Management
6 3 (7.14%) Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Document Management
6 3 (7.14%) Logistics
6 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
6 3 (7.14%) Network Management
6 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security
7 2 (4.76%) Information Security Management
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (4.76%) Security Management
7 2 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 3 (7.14%) MCDST
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.76%) DameWare
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco
2 5 (11.90%) HP
3 3 (7.14%) Dell
3 3 (7.14%) Wyse
3 3 (7.14%) Xerox
4 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
4 2 (4.76%) Huawei
4 2 (4.76%) LANDesk
4 2 (4.76%) Virgin Media
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix