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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 140 162 134
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -28
Contract jobs citing SLA 63 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.00% 11.70% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 54 37
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £232 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £553 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £34.91 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.29% +91.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £20.58 £14.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £49.23 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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
450 581 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.67% 8.22% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 450 428
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 £281 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £629 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £44.16 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.36% +96.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £22.55 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £52.82 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.99 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+19.95% -7.89%

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 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 38 (33.04%) Finance
2 37 (32.17%) Windows
3 33 (28.70%) Service Delivery
4 32 (27.83%) ITIL
5 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
6 26 (22.61%) Active Directory
7 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 23 (20.00%) MS Office
9 19 (16.52%) Blackberry
10 17 (14.78%) Service Management
11 16 (13.91%) Windows 7
12 15 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (13.04%) Banking
12 15 (13.04%) Windows XP
13 14 (12.17%) DNS
14 13 (11.30%) DHCP
15 12 (10.43%) Cisco
16 11 (9.57%) Citrix
16 11 (9.57%) Investment Banking
17 10 (8.70%) Incident Management
17 10 (8.70%) Project Management
17 10 (8.70%) VMware
18 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (7.83%) Degree
19 8 (6.96%) SCCM
19 8 (6.96%) VPN
19 8 (6.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 8 (6.96%) Internet
19 8 (6.96%) WAN
19 8 (6.96%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (6.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.74%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.87%) Apache
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.87%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 25 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 23 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) assyst
1 4 (3.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.87%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.87%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.87%) Cordys
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.17%) DNS
2 13 (11.30%) DHCP
3 8 (6.96%) VPN
3 8 (6.96%) Internet
3 8 (6.96%) WAN
3 8 (6.96%) Firewall
4 7 (6.09%) Wireless
5 5 (4.35%) LDAP
5 5 (4.35%) LAN
5 5 (4.35%) VoIP
6 4 (3.48%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.48%) OSPF
6 4 (3.48%) BGP
7 3 (2.61%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.61%) SAN
7 3 (2.61%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.74%) VLAN
8 2 (1.74%) Network Security
8 2 (1.74%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.87%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (0.87%) Lombardi
1 1 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 38 (33.04%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Banking
3 11 (9.57%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.48%) Law
5 4 (3.48%) Legal
5 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.61%) Advertising
6 3 (2.61%) Back Office
7 2 (1.74%) Billing
8 1 (0.87%) Publishing
8 1 (0.87%) Retail
8 1 (0.87%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Analyst
2 15 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (13.04%) Support Analyst
3 14 (12.17%) Desktop Support
4 12 (10.43%) Service Manager
5 10 (8.70%) Service Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.22%) Administrator
7 6 (5.22%) Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.48%) Network Support
9 4 (3.48%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Support Technician
10 3 (2.61%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) HTML
1 2 (1.74%) Web Services
1 2 (1.74%) LAMP
2 1 (0.87%) XML
2 1 (0.87%) Flash
2 1 (0.87%) COM
2 1 (0.87%) CSS
2 1 (0.87%) Struts
2 1 (0.87%) J2EE
2 1 (0.87%) OSGi
2 1 (0.87%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Blackberry
2 15 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.35%) Handset
4 5 (4.35%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.61%) CESG
5 3 (2.61%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.61%) NHS
5 3 (2.61%) iPhone
5 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.61%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.61%) RMADS
6 2 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.74%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) IVR
7 1 (0.87%) W3C
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.17%) Windows
2 16 (13.91%) Windows 7
3 15 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.96%) Linux
5 6 (5.22%) UNIX
6 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.61%) Android
8 1 (0.87%) VMS
8 1 (0.87%) AIX
8 1 (0.87%) Solaris
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Service Delivery
2 32 (27.83%) ITIL
3 17 (14.78%) Service Management
4 10 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 10 (8.70%) Project Management
5 8 (6.96%) Change Management
5 8 (6.96%) Risk Management
6 7 (6.09%) ITIL V3
6 7 (6.09%) Performance Management
7 6 (5.22%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.35%) ITSM
8 5 (4.35%) Supplier Management
9 4 (3.48%) ISMS
9 4 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.48%) Software Deployment
9 4 (3.48%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.61%) Migration
10 3 (2.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (2.61%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (2.61%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.96%) SQL
2 3 (2.61%) Perl
3 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.87%) C
4 1 (0.87%) Python
4 1 (0.87%) Java
4 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (7.83%) Degree
2 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.22%) MCSA
4 5 (4.35%) CCNA
4 5 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.48%) MCSE
6 3 (2.61%) CCNP
6 3 (2.61%) CISSP
6 3 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.61%) MCDST
7 2 (1.74%) CCEE
7 2 (1.74%) CCEA
7 2 (1.74%) MOS
8 1 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.87%) MCP
8 1 (0.87%) CCIE
8 1 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) WCAG
3 1 (0.87%) WAI
3 1 (0.87%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) XenApp
2 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.74%) XenServer
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.87%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.74%) Control-M
3 1 (0.87%) DameWare
3 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.87%) Nagios
3 1 (0.87%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.87%) SmokePing
3 1 (0.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.87%) Cacti
3 1 (0.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.87%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.43%) Cisco
3 11 (9.57%) Citrix
4 10 (8.70%) VMware
5 8 (6.96%) Altiris
6 7 (6.09%) Oracle
6 7 (6.09%) SAP
6 7 (6.09%) Remedy
7 6 (5.22%) HP
8 4 (3.48%) Apple
9 3 (2.61%) Juniper
9 3 (2.61%) BMC
9 3 (2.61%) Lotus
10 2 (1.74%) F5
10 2 (1.74%) Verint
10 2 (1.74%) Dell
10 2 (1.74%) IBM
10 2 (1.74%) McAfee
10 2 (1.74%) Reuters
10 2 (1.74%) Bloomberg
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Rate: £700 - £850 per day
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Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
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