Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 98 113
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 -31
Contract jobs citing SLA 42 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.38% 1.72% 1.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.19% 16.98% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 34
West Yorkshire median daily rate £118 £269 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.28% +11.40% -16.09%
10th Percentile £100 £90 £114
90th Percentile £550 £500 £475
Yorkshire median daily rate £124 £269 £313
% change year-on-year -53.95% -14.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 10
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +20.83% +2.13%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.13 £10.13
90th Percentile £20.30 £20.71 £13.73
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.05 £13.29
% change year-on-year +9.63% +13.29% +8.80%

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 412 318 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.50% 10.13% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 211 362
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £226
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £411 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% -3.13% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £13.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% +9.15% -16.97%
10th Percentile £8.67 £11.84 £9.99
90th Percentile £21.81 £20.97 £20.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £12.83
% change year-on-year +6.70% +46.10% -24.17%

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 January 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 January 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 +5 33 £100 -55.56% 15
Bradford +2 3 £200 -61.90% 2
Pudsey -2 3 £400 -4.76% 1
Wakefield -16 1 - - 1
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
4 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 11 (26.19%) Break/Fix
6 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (19.05%) Time Management
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (11.90%) Unix
10 5 (11.90%) Linux
10 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
10 5 (11.90%) Java
10 5 (11.90%) PHP
10 5 (11.90%) .NET
10 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
10 5 (11.90%) DevOps
10 5 (11.90%) Node.js
10 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
10 5 (11.90%) Xamarin
10 5 (11.90%) Microservices
10 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
10 5 (11.90%) Android
10 5 (11.90%) 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 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Skype
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) Intranet
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
1 10 (23.81%) Field Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Field Service Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Applications Architect
6 4 (9.52%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Field Hardware Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Repair Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
1 5 (11.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.90%) Android
3 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
3 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Unix
4 4 (9.52%) AIX
4 4 (9.52%) HPUX
4 4 (9.52%) Solaris
5 2 (4.76%) CentOS
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Break/Fix
2 8 (19.05%) Time Management
3 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
3 5 (11.90%) DevOps
3 5 (11.90%) Microservices
3 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Network Management
6 1 (2.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Proactive Management
6 1 (2.38%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (2.38%) Service Management
6 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
1 5 (11.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Xamarin
3 3 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
4 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Wyse