Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 21 August 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 90 156
Rank change year-on-year -26 +66 -31
Contract jobs citing SLA 89 107 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.81% 2.53% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.78% 20.86% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 28
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £100 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +225.00% -46.67% -26.83%
10th Percentile £166 £81 £100
90th Percentile £550 £288 £468
England median daily rate £325 £338 £315
% change year-on-year -3.70% +7.14% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 21
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £11.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -20.69% +17.41%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £19.35 £21.50
England median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.69% -1.67% -6.25%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 564 513 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.49% 12.12% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 280 321
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £242 £162 £185
90th Percentile £563 £575 £565
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 27
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.75 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.58% -17.24% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.25 £10.90
90th Percentile £43.25 £21.80 £23.75
England median hourly rate £23.25 £21.17 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.83% -5.91% +4.65%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Yorkshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SLA in Yorkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
West Yorkshire -12 44 £325 +225.00% 18
East Yorkshire +12 15 £200 +14.29% 2
South Yorkshire -46 14 £350 +250.00% 8
North Yorkshire +6 13 £219 +62.04%
SLA
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 40 (44.94%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) Active Directory
3 14 (15.73%) ITIL
4 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
5 11 (12.36%) Unix
5 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
6 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (10.11%) Time Management
7 9 (10.11%) Linux
7 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
7 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
7 9 (10.11%) Office 365
7 9 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (8.99%) .NET
8 8 (8.99%) Cisco
8 8 (8.99%) Mainframe
8 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.99%) Android
9 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
9 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
9 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (7.87%) Document Management
9 7 (7.87%) Finance
9 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.87%) OneDrive
9 7 (7.87%) Identity Access Management

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.49%) Gentran
4 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.25%) BPCS
2 2 (2.25%) Movex
3 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.11%) Office 365
3 7 (7.87%) OneDrive
4 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.74%) DNS
2 5 (5.62%) DHCP
2 5 (5.62%) LAN
2 5 (5.62%) SSH
2 5 (5.62%) WAN
3 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (3.37%) SAN
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.25%) Firewall
5 2 (2.25%) SMS
5 2 (2.25%) SSL
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.12%) DMVPN
6 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.12%) HSRP
6 1 (1.12%) IPsec
6 1 (1.12%) Network Security
6 1 (1.12%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) GIS
3 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Electronics
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Military
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Analyst
2 11 (12.36%) Service Analyst
2 11 (12.36%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) Desktop Support
4 8 (8.99%) Architect
5 7 (7.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Report Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.37%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Incident Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Junior
9 3 (3.37%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.99%) .NET
2 5 (5.62%) Middleware
2 5 (5.62%) Node.js
3 4 (4.49%) HTML
4 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.25%) EDI
4 2 (2.25%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.25%) jQuery
4 2 (2.25%) LINQ
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
5 1 (1.12%) JSON
5 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.37%) iPad
5 3 (3.37%) iPhone
5 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.25%) W3C
7 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (44.94%) Windows
2 11 (12.36%) Unix
3 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.11%) Linux
4 9 (10.11%) Windows 10
5 8 (8.99%) Android
6 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.49%) MVS
8 3 (3.37%) AIX
8 3 (3.37%) CentOS
8 3 (3.37%) HPUX
8 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.37%) Solaris
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.12%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.73%) ITIL
2 9 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (10.11%) Time Management
3 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (7.87%) Document Management
4 7 (7.87%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.74%) DevOps
5 6 (6.74%) Risk Management
6 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.62%) Analytics
6 5 (5.62%) Co-Creation
6 5 (5.62%) Data Modelling
6 5 (5.62%) Decision-Making
6 5 (5.62%) ERP
6 5 (5.62%) ITSM
6 5 (5.62%) Logistics
6 5 (5.62%) Microservices
6 5 (5.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) PHP
2 5 (5.62%) C
2 5 (5.62%) Java
3 4 (4.49%) SQL
4 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.12%) JCL
6 1 (1.12%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) CCNA
2 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.62%) CCNP
4 4 (4.49%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.49%) CISMP
4 4 (4.49%) CISSP
4 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.49%) NVQ Level 3
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.25%) HND
6 2 (2.25%) MCSE
7 1 (1.12%) CCA
7 1 (1.12%) CCSA
7 1 (1.12%) CCSE
7 1 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.12%) MCDST
7 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (24.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) ACF2
3 1 (1.12%) RACF
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
3 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) Grafana
2 1 (1.12%) Kibana
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) Cisco
3 6 (6.74%) Citrix
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle
4 5 (5.62%) Apple
4 5 (5.62%) NetApp
4 5 (5.62%) VMware
4 5 (5.62%) Xamarin
5 4 (4.49%) HP
5 4 (4.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) IBM
6 3 (3.37%) Informatica
6 3 (3.37%) Remedy
7 2 (2.25%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.25%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.25%) Embarcadero
7 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.12%) CommVault
8 1 (1.12%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) Mercator