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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 104 86
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18  
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.88% 0.97% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.52% 8.93% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 23
Median daily rate £178 £327 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £121 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £536 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £236 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -21.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Median hourly rate £11.18 £13.13 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +6.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.68 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £76.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.17% +11.66%  

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 174 224 266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 12.14% 10.88% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 143 214
Median daily rate £403 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Median hourly rate £11.18 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.46% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.81 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £62.20 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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 23 June 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
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 23 June 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 +23 21 £100 -39.39% 11
Wakefield -1 3 £275 +39.24%
SLA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 27 (46.55%) ITIL
2 17 (29.31%) Windows
3 15 (25.86%) Finance
4 13 (22.41%) Banking
4 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
5 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
5 12 (20.69%) Break/Fix
6 11 (18.97%) Service Delivery
6 11 (18.97%) Tivoli
7 10 (17.24%) NetIQ
7 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
7 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (17.24%) Cisco
8 9 (15.52%) Law
8 9 (15.52%) VMware
8 9 (15.52%) Programme Delivery
9 8 (13.79%) Retail
9 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.34%) Unix
11 6 (10.34%) Service Management
11 6 (10.34%) Coaching
11 6 (10.34%) People Management
12 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
12 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
12 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
12 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
12 5 (8.62%) Wealth Management
12 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
12 5 (8.62%) SCCM

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 5 (8.62%) IBM Domino
1 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) LAN
1 3 (5.17%) WAN
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) Intranet
2 2 (3.45%) Skype
3 1 (1.72%) 2G
3 1 (1.72%) 3G
3 1 (1.72%) 4G
3 1 (1.72%) GPRS
3 1 (1.72%) HSPA
3 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.72%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.72%) VLAN
3 1 (1.72%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.72%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Banking
3 9 (15.52%) Law
4 8 (13.79%) Retail
5 4 (6.90%) Back Office
5 4 (6.90%) Billing
5 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.17%) Military
7 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Analyst
1 12 (20.69%) Field Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Field Service Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Consultant
4 6 (10.34%) Service Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) Break Fix Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.45%) Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Communications Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) iSeries
2 5 (8.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.17%) e-Learning
4 2 (3.45%) Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) EPoS
4 2 (3.45%) FMCG
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
5 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Unix
3 5 (8.62%) Linux
3 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.45%) Android
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (46.55%) ITIL
2 12 (20.69%) Break/Fix
3 11 (18.97%) Service Delivery
4 9 (15.52%) Programme Delivery
5 6 (10.34%) Coaching
5 6 (10.34%) People Management
5 6 (10.34%) Service Management
6 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.62%) Wealth Management
7 4 (6.90%) Process Improvement
8 3 (5.17%) Analytics
8 3 (5.17%) Business Continuity
8 3 (5.17%) Change Control
8 3 (5.17%) Document Management
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security
8 3 (5.17%) Logistics
8 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
8 3 (5.17%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) C
2 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) A+ Certification
1 3 (5.17%) MCDST
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.72%) CISM
3 1 (1.72%) CISSP
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Tivoli
2 5 (8.62%) SCCM
3 4 (6.90%) SCOM
4 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.45%) DameWare
5 1 (1.72%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco
2 10 (17.24%) NetIQ
3 9 (15.52%) VMware
4 5 (8.62%) Avaya
4 5 (8.62%) HP
4 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
5 4 (6.90%) Xerox
6 3 (5.17%) Dell
7 2 (3.45%) Huawei
7 2 (3.45%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.45%) Virgin Media
7 2 (3.45%) Wyse
8 1 (1.72%) Apple
8 1 (1.72%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.72%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.72%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.72%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.72%) Remedy