The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 143 162 123
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -39
Contract jobs citing SLA 52 57 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.80% 1.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 9.55% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 46
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -12.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £118 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £700 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 19
Average hourly rate £14.19 £20.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.49 £13.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.20 £50.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
468 597 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.12% 8.43% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 449 521
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +19.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.97 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £36.40 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
SLA
London

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 31 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (31.65%) Service Delivery
2 43 (30.94%) ITIL
3 39 (28.06%) Oracle
4 37 (26.62%) Finance
5 31 (22.30%) Windows
6 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
7 23 (16.55%) Oracle EBS
7 23 (16.55%) Service Management
8 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
8 21 (15.11%) Security Cleared
9 20 (14.39%) MS Office
10 19 (13.67%) System Testing
11 18 (12.95%) Active Directory
12 16 (11.51%) Project Management
12 16 (11.51%) Banking
13 15 (10.79%) SQL
14 13 (9.35%) Investment Banking
14 13 (9.35%) DV Cleared
15 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
15 12 (8.63%) Windows 7
15 12 (8.63%) Windows XP
15 12 (8.63%) Blackberry
16 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
17 10 (7.19%) Citrix
17 10 (7.19%) Degree
18 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
18 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
18 9 (6.47%) Linux
18 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.16%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.44%) WorkSite
4 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.44%) GemFire
5 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.72%) Lync
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.72%) Confluence
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.72%) FileNet
5 1 (0.72%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (14.39%) MS Office
3 6 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.88%) MS Project
6 3 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (16.55%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.44%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.72%) AWD
6 1 (0.72%) Magento
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.72%) PaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.32%) DHCP
1 6 (4.32%) Ethernet
1 6 (4.32%) DNS
2 5 (3.60%) ATM
2 5 (3.60%) GSM
2 5 (3.60%) SDH
2 5 (3.60%) UMTS
2 5 (3.60%) VPN
3 3 (2.16%) LAN
3 3 (2.16%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) Wireless
4 2 (1.44%) MPLS
4 2 (1.44%) OSPF
4 2 (1.44%) BGP
4 2 (1.44%) WAN
4 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.44%) Network Security
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
2 4 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.16%) MySQL
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.44%) Big Data
4 2 (1.44%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (26.62%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Banking
3 13 (9.35%) Investment Banking
4 10 (7.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.04%) Legal
6 4 (2.88%) Publishing
6 4 (2.88%) Billing
7 3 (2.16%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.44%) Advertising
8 2 (1.44%) Law
8 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.72%) Front Office
9 1 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (22.30%) Analyst
2 12 (8.63%) Project Manager
2 12 (8.63%) Support Analyst
3 11 (7.91%) Service Analyst
3 11 (7.91%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (7.19%) Service Manager
4 10 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (7.19%) HR Specialist
5 8 (5.76%) Services Delivery Manager
5 8 (5.76%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.32%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.32%) Consultant
7 5 (3.60%) Field Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Data Manager
7 5 (3.60%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) .NET
1 2 (1.44%) J2EE
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (1.44%) Memcached
2 1 (0.72%) HTML
2 1 (0.72%) WebCenter
2 1 (0.72%) COM
2 1 (0.72%) Servlets
2 1 (0.72%) XML
2 1 (0.72%) CGI
2 1 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.72%) Middleware
2 1 (0.72%) JRules
2 1 (0.72%) JNDI
2 1 (0.72%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.60%) NHS
3 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.88%) Statistics
4 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.16%) Open Source
5 3 (2.16%) iPhone
6 2 (1.44%) Equities
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.44%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.44%) Derivative
6 2 (1.44%) CMDB
6 2 (1.44%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.44%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Handset
7 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.30%) Windows
2 12 (8.63%) Windows XP
2 12 (8.63%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.47%) Linux
4 7 (5.04%) UNIX
5 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.44%) Android
7 2 (1.44%) zOS
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.65%) Service Delivery
2 43 (30.94%) ITIL
3 23 (16.55%) Service Management
4 19 (13.67%) System Testing
5 16 (11.51%) Project Management
6 9 (6.47%) ITSM
6 9 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
8 7 (5.04%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.32%) Migration
9 6 (4.32%) Data Management
10 5 (3.60%) Workflow
10 5 (3.60%) CRM
10 5 (3.60%) Business Analysis
10 5 (3.60%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.60%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.88%) Asset Management
11 4 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.79%) SQL
2 5 (3.60%) Java
2 5 (3.60%) Perl
3 4 (2.88%) Python
3 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.44%) C
5 1 (0.72%) C++
5 1 (0.72%) VB
5 1 (0.72%) PHP
5 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.35%) DV Cleared
3 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (7.19%) Degree
6 6 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.32%) MCSE
7 4 (2.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.16%) MCSA
8 3 (2.16%) MCP
9 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.44%) ISEB
9 2 (1.44%) MCDST
9 2 (1.44%) MCITP
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.72%) MOS
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.72%) CCA
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.44%) XenApp
3 2 (1.44%) ACF2
4 1 (0.72%) XenServer
4 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) RACF
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.72%) OpenView
2 1 (0.72%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.72%) Control-M
2 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (28.06%) Oracle
2 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.19%) Citrix
4 8 (5.76%) VMware
5 6 (4.32%) IBM
6 4 (2.88%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.88%) SAP
6 4 (2.88%) Cisco
7 3 (2.16%) HP
7 3 (2.16%) Pegasus
7 3 (2.16%) Lotus
7 3 (2.16%) Apple
7 3 (2.16%) Reuters
7 3 (2.16%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.16%) Remedy
7 3 (2.16%) Splunk
8 2 (1.44%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.44%) F5
8 2 (1.44%) Google
8 2 (1.44%) LANDesk
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