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 3 months to 30 March 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)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 120 81
Rank change year-on-year +43 -39  
Contract jobs citing SLA 46 22 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.17% 0.76% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.91% 8.40% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 31
Median daily rate £250 £125 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £96 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £237 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +8.87% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.61 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.13% +13.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.30 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £20.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -1.66% +1.69%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 220 262 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 10.38% 9.06% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 180 229
Median daily rate £375 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £12.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 30 March 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
West Yorkshire +30 31 £300 +150.00% 15
North Yorkshire +14 7 £230 - 5
South Yorkshire +13 7 £124 -58.05% 2
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
SLA
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 39 (41.05%) ITIL
2 33 (34.74%) Windows
3 29 (30.53%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.05%) Finance
5 18 (18.95%) VMware
6 17 (17.89%) Service Delivery
7 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
8 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
9 12 (12.63%) MS Office
9 12 (12.63%) Service Management
10 11 (11.58%) Banking
10 11 (11.58%) Retail
10 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
11 10 (10.53%) Cisco
11 10 (10.53%) Tivoli
11 10 (10.53%) SCCM
12 9 (9.47%) Windows 7
12 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
12 9 (9.47%) NetIQ
13 8 (8.42%) Law
13 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
13 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
13 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
14 7 (7.37%) Wealth Management
14 7 (7.37%) SQL
14 7 (7.37%) Information Security
14 7 (7.37%) Internet
14 7 (7.37%) Coaching

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 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (6.32%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.26%) IBM Domino
3 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.63%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) Internet
2 4 (4.21%) VoIP
3 3 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.16%) Network Security
3 3 (3.16%) SAN
3 3 (3.16%) Skype
4 1 (1.05%) 2G
4 1 (1.05%) 3G
4 1 (1.05%) 4G
4 1 (1.05%) DHCP
4 1 (1.05%) DNS
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.05%) HSPA
4 1 (1.05%) Intranet
4 1 (1.05%) NAS
4 1 (1.05%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.05%) VLAN
4 1 (1.05%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.05%) WAN
4 1 (1.05%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) Ingres
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
2 11 (11.58%) Retail
3 8 (8.42%) Law
4 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.16%) Billing
6 2 (2.11%) Back Office
6 2 (2.11%) Local Government
6 2 (2.11%) Military
7 1 (1.05%) Electronics
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Analyst
2 12 (12.63%) Consultant
2 12 (12.63%) Service Analyst
2 12 (12.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (9.47%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.37%) Field Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) IT Support
5 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) Field Service Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.21%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) XML
2 2 (2.11%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.11%) J2EE
2 2 (2.11%) Java EE
2 2 (2.11%) Spring
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.05%) .NET
3 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.05%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.05%) WAP
3 1 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.26%) iSeries
4 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) CCTV
5 2 (2.11%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.11%) EPoS
5 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.74%) Windows
2 9 (9.47%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.32%) Unix
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.26%) Linux
5 3 (3.16%) Android
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) Solaris
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.11%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.05%) ITIL
2 17 (17.89%) Service Delivery
3 12 (12.63%) Service Management
4 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
5 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.37%) Coaching
6 7 (7.37%) Information Security
6 7 (7.37%) Wealth Management
7 6 (6.32%) People Management
8 5 (5.26%) Project Management
8 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.21%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.21%) Change Control
9 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.21%) Migration
9 4 (4.21%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (3.16%) Performance Management
10 3 (3.16%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 3 (3.16%) C
3 2 (2.11%) Java
3 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.16%) CISM
4 3 (3.16%) CISSP
4 3 (3.16%) MCP
4 3 (3.16%) MCSE
4 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.11%) MCDST
5 2 (2.11%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.05%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) SCCM
1 10 (10.53%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.16%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.16%) SCOM
3 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.05%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) VMware
3 10 (10.53%) Cisco
4 9 (9.47%) NetIQ
5 5 (5.26%) Avaya
5 5 (5.26%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle
7 3 (3.16%) BMC
7 3 (3.16%) HP
7 3 (3.16%) NetApp
7 3 (3.16%) Xerox
8 2 (2.11%) Capita
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.11%) Sophos
8 2 (2.11%) Sun
8 2 (2.11%) Veritas
9 1 (1.05%) Apple
9 1 (1.05%) Dell
9 1 (1.05%) Mapinfo