Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 74 142
Rank change year-on-year -60 +68 -26
Contract jobs citing SLA 71 118 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.46% 2.78% 1.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.01% 21.38% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 31
Yorkshire median daily rate £281 £100 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +181.25% -50.00% -42.03%
10th Percentile £130 £81 £90
90th Percentile £550 £347 £494
England median daily rate £320 £320 £318
% change year-on-year - +0.79% -2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 26
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.24% +17.41%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.25 £10.63
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.00 £23.75
England median hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.03% - -13.82%

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 473 552 507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 9.69% 12.99% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 313 304
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £245 £163 £186
90th Percentile £575 £575 £565
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 32
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.30 £16.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.77% +12.07% +17.53%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.25 £10.78
90th Percentile £43.25 £22.50 £29.05
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +5.96%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -26 34 £200 +100.00% 13
North Yorkshire +1 12 £213 -37.27% 1
South Yorkshire -45 12 £450 +350.00% 10
East Yorkshire +9 11 £200 +21.21% 1
SLA
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 30 (42.25%) Windows
2 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
3 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
6 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
6 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.27%) Unix
7 8 (11.27%) Office 365
7 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
8 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (9.86%) Document Management
8 7 (9.86%) OneDrive
8 7 (9.86%) Cisco
9 6 (8.45%) Finance
9 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
9 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
9 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
10 5 (7.04%) Android
10 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (7.04%) Time Management
10 5 (7.04%) Logistics
10 5 (7.04%) Data Quality
10 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (7.04%) Validation
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (7.04%) CCNP

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 4 (5.63%) Gentran
1 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.82%) BPCS
2 2 (2.82%) Movex
3 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Office 365
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.86%) OneDrive
3 4 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) DHCP
1 4 (5.63%) DNS
1 4 (5.63%) SSH
2 3 (4.23%) LAN
2 3 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (4.23%) WAN
3 2 (2.82%) SAN
3 2 (2.82%) SMS
3 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) Network Security
4 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) GIS
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Military
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Analyst
2 11 (15.49%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.86%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) Field Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Field Hardware Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Field Service Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Hardware Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Deskside Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Incident Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Middleware
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) EDI
3 2 (2.82%) Node.js
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) JSON
4 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) iPad
4 3 (4.23%) iPhone
4 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
3 8 (11.27%) Unix
3 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.04%) Android
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.63%) Linux
6 4 (5.63%) MVS
7 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.41%) OS/390
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
1 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
2 7 (9.86%) Document Management
3 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.04%) ERP
4 5 (7.04%) ETL
4 5 (7.04%) ITIL
4 5 (7.04%) Logistics
4 5 (7.04%) Time Management
4 5 (7.04%) Validation
5 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.63%) Break/Fix
5 4 (5.63%) Data Management
5 4 (5.63%) Decision-Making
5 4 (5.63%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (5.63%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (4.23%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) C
2 4 (5.63%) PHP
3 3 (4.23%) SQL
4 2 (2.82%) Java
4 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.41%) JCL
5 1 (1.41%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.41%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) CCNA
2 5 (7.04%) CCNP
2 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.63%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.82%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.82%) MCSE
6 1 (1.41%) CCA
6 1 (1.41%) CISSP
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.41%) MCDST
6 1 (1.41%) NCDA
6 1 (1.41%) NCIE
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) ACF2
3 1 (1.41%) RACF
3 1 (1.41%) vSphere
3 1 (1.41%) XenApp
3 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) Grafana
2 1 (1.41%) Kibana
2 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Cisco
3 5 (7.04%) Apple
4 4 (5.63%) Citrix
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
4 4 (5.63%) VMware
5 3 (4.23%) Informatica
5 3 (4.23%) NetApp
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle
5 3 (4.23%) Remedy
6 2 (2.82%) CyberArk
6 2 (2.82%) Embarcadero
6 2 (2.82%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.82%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.41%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.41%) F5
7 1 (1.41%) New Relic
7 1 (1.41%) Veeam