Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 88 164
Rank change year-on-year -19 +76 -67
Contract jobs citing SLA 96 101 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.97% 2.38% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.84% 21.22% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 16
Yorkshire median daily rate £325 £181 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.56% +34.07% -48.33%
10th Percentile £123 £81 £102
90th Percentile £550 £428 £413
England median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year -3.70% +2.27% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 15
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £11.75 £12.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.43% -7.59% +3.08%
10th Percentile £14.48 £9.08 £10.04
90th Percentile £34.64 £20.12 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -

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 647 476 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.30% 11.21% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 278 373
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +20.30%
10th Percentile £249 £196 £244
90th Percentile £550 £588 £570
England median daily rate £450 £450 £411
% change year-on-year - +9.42% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 24
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -18.03% +1.67%
10th Percentile £11.08 £9.79 £10.44
90th Percentile £36.50 £20.12 £40.68
England median hourly rate £22.67 £21.34 £23.81
% change year-on-year +6.27% -10.39% +17.03%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -19 58 £325 +24.40% 22
South Yorkshire -16 16 £313 +237.84% 8
East Yorkshire +6 9 - - 1
North Yorkshire -7 9 £225 -30.77% 4
SLA
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 38 (39.58%) Windows
2 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 25 (26.04%) ITIL
4 21 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
6 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
7 16 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.58%) Linux
10 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (13.54%) Android
10 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (12.50%) .NET
12 11 (11.46%) ITSM
12 11 (11.46%) PHP
12 11 (11.46%) Unix
12 11 (11.46%) Time Management
12 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (11.46%) Analytics
12 11 (11.46%) DevOps
13 10 (10.42%) Microservices
13 10 (10.42%) Windows Server
13 10 (10.42%) Co-Creation
13 10 (10.42%) Jenkins
13 10 (10.42%) Xamarin
13 10 (10.42%) Apple iOS
13 10 (10.42%) Node.js
13 10 (10.42%) ITIL V3

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 16 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.08%) SAS
4 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) BPCS
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.04%) iTrent
1 1 (1.04%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.29%) Office 365
4 2 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) LAN
1 6 (6.25%) WAN
2 4 (4.17%) DNS
2 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.13%) DHCP
3 3 (3.13%) Firewall
3 3 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (3.13%) SAN
4 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.08%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.08%) Skype
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.04%) DMVPN
5 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.04%) Network Security
5 1 (1.04%) SSH
5 1 (1.04%) SSL
5 1 (1.04%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.08%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Git (software)
1 10 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Banking
2 3 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (2.08%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.04%) Billing
4 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Analyst
2 19 (19.79%) Service Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Architect
4 10 (10.42%) Report Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (9.38%) Applications Architect
6 7 (7.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.25%) Field Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Junior
7 6 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Field Service Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.17%) Linux Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) Unix Consultant
10 3 (3.13%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.50%) .NET
2 10 (10.42%) Node.js
3 3 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.08%) EDI
4 2 (2.08%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.08%) jQuery
4 2 (2.08%) Kafka
4 2 (2.08%) LINQ
5 1 (1.04%) CSS
5 1 (1.04%) JSON
5 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.13%) iPad
5 3 (3.13%) iPhone
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.08%) W3C
7 1 (1.04%) RIA
7 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (39.58%) Windows
2 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
3 14 (14.58%) Linux
4 13 (13.54%) Android
5 11 (11.46%) Unix
6 10 (10.42%) Apple iOS
6 10 (10.42%) Windows Server
7 8 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.25%) AIX
8 6 (6.25%) CentOS
8 6 (6.25%) HPUX
8 6 (6.25%) Solaris
9 4 (4.17%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) ITIL
2 13 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (11.46%) Analytics
3 11 (11.46%) DevOps
3 11 (11.46%) ITSM
3 11 (11.46%) Time Management
4 10 (10.42%) Co-Creation
4 10 (10.42%) Data Modelling
4 10 (10.42%) ITIL V3
4 10 (10.42%) Microservices
5 9 (9.38%) Data Analysis
6 8 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.29%) Break/Fix
7 7 (7.29%) Identity Access Management
7 7 (7.29%) Performance Management
7 7 (7.29%) Regulatory Compliance
8 6 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.21%) Information Security
9 5 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) PHP
2 10 (10.42%) Java
3 3 (3.13%) SQL
4 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.25%) NVQ Level 3
3 5 (5.21%) CCNA
3 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.21%) CISMP
3 5 (5.21%) CISSP
4 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
4 3 (3.13%) CCNP
4 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.08%) HND
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.04%) CCSA
6 1 (1.04%) CCSE
6 1 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.42%) Xamarin
3 7 (7.29%) Oracle
4 6 (6.25%) Cisco
4 6 (6.25%) HP
4 6 (6.25%) IBM
5 4 (4.17%) Citrix
5 4 (4.17%) NetApp
6 3 (3.13%) Apple
6 3 (3.13%) VMware
7 2 (2.08%) Capita
7 2 (2.08%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.08%) F5
7 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.04%) CommVault
8 1 (1.04%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.04%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.04%) Informatica
8 1 (1.04%) Northgate
8 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds