The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 141 155 148
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 59 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.06% 0.91% 0.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.94% 9.84% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 31
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +6.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £165 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -88.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +11.20%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
456 569 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.21% 9.29% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 417 459
Average daily rate £488 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the City of London region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the City of London region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 44 (43.14%) ITIL
2 39 (38.24%) Finance
3 34 (33.33%) Windows
4 24 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 22 (21.57%) Service Delivery
6 20 (19.61%) Degree
7 19 (18.63%) Project Management
8 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 18 (17.65%) Service Management
8 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
9 14 (13.73%) Windows XP
10 13 (12.75%) MS Office
10 13 (12.75%) Banking
10 13 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (11.76%) Incident Management
12 11 (10.78%) Wireless
12 11 (10.78%) SQL
12 11 (10.78%) VPN
12 11 (10.78%) Blackberry
12 11 (10.78%) Citrix
13 10 (9.80%) Change Management
13 10 (9.80%) Performance Management
14 9 (8.82%) VMware
14 9 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
15 8 (7.84%) LAN
15 8 (7.84%) .NET
15 8 (7.84%) Investment Banking
15 8 (7.84%) QA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.96%) Lync
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Kentico
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) CICS
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) assyst
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.98%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.98%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) Wireless
1 11 (10.78%) VPN
2 8 (7.84%) LAN
3 7 (6.86%) Firewall
4 6 (5.88%) SSL
5 5 (4.90%) Wireshark
5 5 (4.90%) Internet
5 5 (4.90%) DNS
5 5 (4.90%) WAN
6 4 (3.92%) SAN
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.94%) NAS
7 3 (2.94%) VLAN
7 3 (2.94%) MPLS
7 3 (2.94%) OSPF
8 2 (1.96%) SMTP
8 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.96%) LDAP
8 2 (1.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.96%) Big Data
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.98%) QlikView
4 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 39 (38.24%) Finance
2 13 (12.75%) Banking
3 8 (7.84%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Marketing
5 5 (4.90%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.94%) Advertising
7 2 (1.96%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.98%) Billing
8 1 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.98%) Law
8 1 (0.98%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (29.41%) Analyst
2 11 (10.78%) Service Analyst
3 9 (8.82%) Service Manager
4 8 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.88%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.90%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (2.94%) Automation Specialist
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Supplier Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Communications Engineer
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) .NET
2 4 (3.92%) Web Services
3 3 (2.94%) XMPP
3 3 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (1.96%) CSS
4 2 (1.96%) J2EE
4 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.96%) WCF
5 1 (0.98%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.98%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.98%) HTML5
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.98%) Middleware
5 1 (0.98%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.78%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.88%) NHS
5 5 (4.90%) Hedge funds
5 5 (4.90%) Handset
6 4 (3.92%) CMDB
6 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.94%) iPad
8 2 (1.96%) iPhone
8 2 (1.96%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.98%) BYOD
9 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.98%) PKI
9 1 (0.98%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.33%) Windows
2 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.73%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.92%) UNIX
6 3 (2.94%) Linux
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Android
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.98%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (43.14%) ITIL
2 22 (21.57%) Service Delivery
3 19 (18.63%) Project Management
4 18 (17.65%) Service Management
5 12 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 10 (9.80%) Change Management
6 10 (9.80%) Performance Management
7 7 (6.86%) ITSM
8 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.88%) BCP
8 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.88%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.88%) People Management
8 6 (5.88%) Coaching
8 6 (5.88%) Software Deployment
9 5 (4.90%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.90%) Supplier Management
9 5 (4.90%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.78%) SQL
2 5 (4.90%) C#
3 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.94%) VBScript
4 3 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (1.96%) VB
5 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.98%) C
6 1 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (19.61%) Degree
2 9 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.90%) CCNP
5 4 (3.92%) CCNA
6 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.96%) MCSA
7 2 (1.96%) MCP
7 2 (1.96%) MCITP
7 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.98%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.94%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.96%) NFS
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.96%) vSphere
4 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.98%) XenApp
5 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.94%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.94%) OPNET
3 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.96%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.78%) Citrix
3 9 (8.82%) VMware
4 7 (6.86%) Oracle
4 7 (6.86%) Cisco
5 6 (5.88%) Remedy
5 6 (5.88%) Altiris
5 6 (5.88%) Riverbed
6 4 (3.92%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.92%) Symantec
6 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.94%) Marketo
7 3 (2.94%) Aruba
7 3 (2.94%) F5
7 3 (2.94%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.94%) BT
7 3 (2.94%) AppSense
7 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.94%) NetApp
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