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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 138 112 143
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +31
Contract jobs citing SLA 47 90 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 1.58% 0.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.47% 17.37% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 18
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +20.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £171 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £545 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £289
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 11
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
SLA
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
377 518 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.62% 9.10% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 346 322
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 13
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £90.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -80.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 41 (39.05%) Finance
2 36 (34.29%) Windows
3 32 (30.48%) ITIL
4 28 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 24 (22.86%) MS Excel
7 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
8 21 (20.00%) MS Office
9 18 (17.14%) Banking
10 17 (16.19%) Degree
11 16 (15.24%) Incident Management
12 15 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 15 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (14.29%) Service Management
12 15 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 14 (13.33%) Blackberry
13 14 (13.33%) Investment Banking
14 13 (12.38%) Wireless
14 13 (12.38%) VPN
15 12 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (11.43%) Project Management
15 12 (11.43%) Altiris
15 12 (11.43%) Performance Management
16 11 (10.48%) Internet
16 11 (10.48%) Citrix
17 10 (9.52%) DNS
17 10 (9.52%) WAN
17 10 (9.52%) Financial Institution
17 10 (9.52%) Hedge funds
18 9 (8.57%) Software Deployment

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 12 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.81%) IIS
3 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.95%) Apache
6 1 (0.95%) JBoss
6 1 (0.95%) SAS
6 1 (0.95%) CMS
6 1 (0.95%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.95%) Kentico
Applications
1 24 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 21 (20.00%) MS Office
3 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) assyst
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.95%) Cordys
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.95%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) VPN
1 13 (12.38%) Wireless
2 11 (10.48%) Internet
3 10 (9.52%) DNS
3 10 (9.52%) WAN
4 9 (8.57%) LAN
5 8 (7.62%) DHCP
6 6 (5.71%) VoIP
6 6 (5.71%) Firewall
7 4 (3.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.81%) SAN
8 3 (2.86%) OSPF
8 3 (2.86%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.86%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.90%) Network Security
9 2 (1.90%) SNMP
9 2 (1.90%) SMTP
9 2 (1.90%) LDAP
9 2 (1.90%) BGP
9 2 (1.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.86%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.95%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) Big Data
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) JIRA
2 1 (0.95%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.95%) Lombardi
General
1 41 (39.05%) Finance
2 18 (17.14%) Banking
3 14 (13.33%) Investment Banking
4 10 (9.52%) Financial Institution
5 6 (5.71%) Marketing
6 3 (2.86%) Back Office
6 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.90%) Law
7 2 (1.90%) Advertising
7 2 (1.90%) Billing
8 1 (0.95%) Publishing
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (28.57%) Analyst
2 12 (11.43%) Service Analyst
3 11 (10.48%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (9.52%) Service Manager
5 9 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 7 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.71%) Services Delivery Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.76%) Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) Supplier Manager
10 3 (2.86%) Automation Specialist
10 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 3 (2.86%) DBA
10 3 (2.86%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) HTML
2 2 (1.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) COM
2 2 (1.90%) CSS
2 2 (1.90%) Web Services
2 2 (1.90%) LAMP
3 1 (0.95%) XMPP
3 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.95%) Java EE
3 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.95%) HTML5
3 1 (0.95%) OSGi
3 1 (0.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (0.95%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (0.95%) XML
3 1 (0.95%) Flash
3 1 (0.95%) Struts
3 1 (0.95%) J2EE
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 10 (9.52%) Hedge funds
4 9 (8.57%) Handset
5 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) PKI
6 2 (1.90%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.90%) Replication
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.95%) Equities
7 1 (0.95%) IVR
7 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.95%) NHS
7 1 (0.95%) iPad
7 1 (0.95%) Derivative
7 1 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.29%) Windows
2 15 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 15 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.76%) UNIX
3 5 (4.76%) Linux
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.86%) Android
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.95%) VMS
7 1 (0.95%) AIX
7 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.48%) ITIL
2 28 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 16 (15.24%) Incident Management
4 15 (14.29%) Service Management
5 12 (11.43%) Project Management
5 12 (11.43%) Performance Management
6 9 (8.57%) Software Deployment
7 8 (7.62%) Change Management
8 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.71%) BCP
9 6 (5.71%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.76%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.76%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (4.76%) Supplier Management
10 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (3.81%) SEO
11 4 (3.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) SQL
2 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.90%) Perl
3 2 (1.90%) C
3 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.95%) C#
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.95%) Python
4 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Degree
2 7 (6.67%) VCP4
2 7 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.76%) MCSA
5 4 (3.81%) CCNA
5 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.86%) MCSE
7 2 (1.90%) CCNP
7 2 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.90%) CCEA
7 2 (1.90%) MCITP
7 2 (1.90%) CCEE
7 2 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.95%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.95%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.81%) XenApp
4 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.95%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.95%) SmokePing
3 1 (0.95%) SCOM
3 1 (0.95%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.95%) Cacti
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.95%) Control-M
3 1 (0.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) DameWare
3 1 (0.95%) OPNET
3 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.43%) Altiris
3 11 (10.48%) Citrix
4 9 (8.57%) VMware
5 8 (7.62%) Cisco
6 7 (6.67%) Oracle
7 4 (3.81%) Remedy
8 3 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.86%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.86%) Marketo
9 2 (1.90%) Verint
9 2 (1.90%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.90%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.90%) SAP
9 2 (1.90%) McAfee
9 2 (1.90%) HP
9 2 (1.90%) Lotus
9 2 (1.90%) Apple
9 2 (1.90%) BT
9 2 (1.90%) Blue Coat
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