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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 105 148 141
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 47 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.50% 0.83% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.42% 9.25% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 31
Average daily rate £325 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £179 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £16.50 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £16.50 £23.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
326 454 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.39% 9.02% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 335 431
Average daily rate £488 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.75 £30.13 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +61.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.23 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.03 £23.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 32 (40.51%) ITIL
2 30 (37.97%) Finance
3 27 (34.18%) Windows
4 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
5 20 (25.32%) Service Management
6 19 (24.05%) Service Delivery
7 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
8 16 (20.25%) SQL
9 14 (17.72%) SCOM
9 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
10 13 (16.46%) SCCM
10 13 (16.46%) VMware
10 13 (16.46%) Oracle
11 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
11 12 (15.19%) MS Office
11 12 (15.19%) Cisco
12 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
12 11 (13.92%) Veritas
12 11 (13.92%) Problem Management
12 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
13 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (12.66%) Solaris
13 10 (12.66%) Linux
14 9 (11.39%) Citrix
14 9 (11.39%) Project Management
14 9 (11.39%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (11.39%) Polycom
14 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (11.39%) Performance Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.13%) MS Exchange
1 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.33%) Lync
5 4 (5.06%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.27%) JBoss
6 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.27%) Zimbra
Applications
1 12 (15.19%) MS Office
2 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.53%) Misys Opics
1 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon Glacier
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.27%) GitHub
3 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.27%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) WAN
2 6 (7.59%) Firewall
2 6 (7.59%) LAN
2 6 (7.59%) VPN
3 5 (6.33%) DNS
4 4 (5.06%) BGP
4 4 (5.06%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.06%) DHCP
4 4 (5.06%) IPsec
4 4 (5.06%) MPLS
4 4 (5.06%) OSPF
4 4 (5.06%) WebEx
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (3.80%) ISDN
5 3 (3.80%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.80%) PSTN
5 3 (3.80%) RTSP
5 3 (3.80%) SAN
5 3 (3.80%) Wireless
6 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle Database
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.27%) MySQL
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
General
1 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Financial Institution
3 6 (7.59%) Banking
4 4 (5.06%) Back Office
4 4 (5.06%) Legal
4 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Front Office
6 1 (1.27%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) German Language
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (21.52%) Analyst
2 7 (8.86%) Support Engineer
2 7 (8.86%) Team Leader
3 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support
3 6 (7.59%) Technical Leader
4 5 (6.33%) DBA
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (6.33%) Support Manager
5 4 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.06%) Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.06%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Siebel Tester
5 4 (5.06%) Tester
6 3 (3.80%) Network Support
6 3 (3.80%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.53%) .NET
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (10.13%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.59%) Hedge funds
4 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.80%) PKI
7 2 (2.53%) CMDB
7 2 (2.53%) iPad
8 1 (1.27%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (1.27%) Derivative
8 1 (1.27%) Fintech
8 1 (1.27%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) NHS
8 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) Swaptions
8 1 (1.27%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.18%) Windows
2 14 (17.72%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.92%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.66%) Linux
4 10 (12.66%) Solaris
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.86%) Unix
7 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.80%) Android
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.27%) AIX
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.27%) Debian
10 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.51%) ITIL
2 20 (25.32%) Service Management
3 19 (24.05%) Service Delivery
4 11 (13.92%) Problem Management
5 9 (11.39%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (11.39%) Project Management
6 8 (10.13%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (8.86%) Change Management
8 6 (7.59%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.33%) Database Tuning
9 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
9 5 (6.33%) Migration
10 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.06%) Capacity Management
10 4 (5.06%) CRM
10 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
10 4 (5.06%) ITSM
10 4 (5.06%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (5.06%) Time Management
10 4 (5.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.25%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.53%) VBA
5 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.27%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.06%) CCNP
5 3 (3.80%) CCIE
5 3 (3.80%) Degree
6 2 (2.53%) CCNA
6 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.27%) CCSP
7 1 (1.27%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.27%) MCP
7 1 (1.27%) MCSE
7 1 (1.27%) MCTS
7 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.27%) PMP
7 1 (1.27%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.06%) BitLocker
3 4 (5.06%) XenApp
4 3 (3.80%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.53%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.53%) Xen
6 1 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.27%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.27%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.27%) vCloud
6 1 (1.27%) vSphere
6 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) SCOM
2 13 (16.46%) SCCM
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.53%) Control-M
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.27%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) Oracle
2 13 (16.46%) VMware
3 12 (15.19%) Cisco
4 11 (13.92%) Veritas
5 9 (11.39%) Citrix
5 9 (11.39%) Polycom
6 7 (8.86%) HP
7 5 (6.33%) Bloomberg
7 5 (6.33%) Dell
8 4 (5.06%) Juniper
8 4 (5.06%) Reuters
8 4 (5.06%) Siebel
9 3 (3.80%) Bomgar
9 3 (3.80%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.80%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.80%) Remedy
9 3 (3.80%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.53%) WorldPay
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