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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 141 141 152
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 59 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 1.08% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% 11.71% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 28
Median daily rate £363 £425 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £186 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £13.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -10.29%
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
322 504 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.52% 9.25% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 392 453
Median daily rate £475 £479 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SLA.

1 33 (48.53%) Finance
2 25 (36.76%) ITIL
2 25 (36.76%) Windows
3 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
4 18 (26.47%) SQL
5 17 (25.00%) Oracle
5 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 16 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 14 (20.59%) Service Management
7 14 (20.59%) MS Office
7 14 (20.59%) Veritas
8 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
8 13 (19.12%) Unix
8 13 (19.12%) SCOM
9 12 (17.65%) Linux
10 11 (16.18%) Solaris
10 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
10 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
10 11 (16.18%) Windows 7
10 11 (16.18%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
11 10 (14.71%) Citrix
12 9 (13.24%) Financial Institution
12 9 (13.24%) VMware
12 9 (13.24%) Banking
12 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database
13 8 (11.76%) Hedge funds
13 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (11.76%) Migration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.41%) Zimbra
4 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) GemFire
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) MS Office
2 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.94%) Misys Opics
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
1 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
1 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Firewall
2 6 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (8.82%) SAN
3 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.88%) BGP
4 4 (5.88%) MPLS
4 4 (5.88%) OSPF
4 4 (5.88%) VPN
4 4 (5.88%) WAN
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (4.41%) DNS
5 3 (4.41%) IPsec
5 3 (4.41%) ISDN
5 3 (4.41%) PSTN
5 3 (4.41%) RTSP
5 3 (4.41%) Wireless
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.94%) DHCP
6 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.94%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.47%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (48.53%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Banking
2 9 (13.24%) Financial Institution
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.88%) Back Office
4 4 (5.88%) Front Office
5 3 (4.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (10.29%) DBA
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (8.82%) Support Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) Team Leader
4 5 (7.35%) Applications Support
4 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Siebel Tester
5 4 (5.88%) Tester
6 3 (4.41%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Broadcast Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Support Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.47%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Hedge funds
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.94%) CMDB
5 2 (2.94%) Derivative
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.94%) iPad
6 1 (1.47%) BYOD
6 1 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.47%) Fintech
6 1 (1.47%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.76%) Windows
2 13 (19.12%) Unix
3 12 (17.65%) Linux
4 11 (16.18%) Solaris
4 11 (16.18%) Windows 7
4 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
5 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.41%) CentOS
7 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) ITIL
2 16 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 14 (20.59%) Service Management
4 11 (16.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
5 8 (11.76%) Migration
5 8 (11.76%) Project Management
6 7 (10.29%) Database Tuning
6 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (10.29%) Risk Management
7 6 (8.82%) Time Management
8 5 (7.35%) Change Management
8 5 (7.35%) Line Management
8 5 (7.35%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (5.88%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.88%) ITSM
9 4 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.41%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PL/SQL
2 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.94%) C
4 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.94%) Python
4 2 (2.94%) VBA
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Degree
3 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) CCNA
5 3 (4.41%) CCIE
5 3 (4.41%) CCNP
5 3 (4.41%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (4.41%) CISM
5 3 (4.41%) CISSP
5 3 (4.41%) IISP
5 3 (4.41%) MCSE
5 3 (4.41%) MCTS
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CCENT
6 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) GPG13
1 3 (4.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) XenApp
4 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.47%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Docker
5 1 (1.47%) KVM
5 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.47%) Xen
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) SCOM
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (5.88%) SCCM
4 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (4.41%) Control-M
4 3 (4.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.47%) Ansible
6 1 (1.47%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.00%) Oracle
3 14 (20.59%) Veritas
4 10 (14.71%) Citrix
5 9 (13.24%) VMware
6 8 (11.76%) Cisco
7 7 (10.29%) Remedy
8 5 (7.35%) BMC
8 5 (7.35%) Dell
8 5 (7.35%) Juniper
8 5 (7.35%) Polycom
9 4 (5.88%) HP
9 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.88%) Siebel
10 3 (4.41%) Adobe
10 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.41%) Kaspersky
10 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.41%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.94%) Aspera
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