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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 144 148 133
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 54 55 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 0.83% 1.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.71% 9.73% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £275 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £490 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £34.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.73% +74.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.58 £15.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £49.23 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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
425 565 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.66% 8.50% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 431 374
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 £250 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £44.16 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.36% +42.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £22.55 £16.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £52.82 £117.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

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 29 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 43 (37.39%) Finance
2 36 (31.30%) Windows
3 34 (29.57%) ITIL
4 32 (27.83%) Service Delivery
5 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
6 26 (22.61%) Active Directory
6 26 (22.61%) MS Excel
7 22 (19.13%) MS Office
8 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (14.78%) Blackberry
9 17 (14.78%) Banking
10 16 (13.91%) Service Management
10 16 (13.91%) Windows 7
11 14 (12.17%) Windows XP
11 14 (12.17%) DNS
12 13 (11.30%) DHCP
12 13 (11.30%) Investment Banking
12 13 (11.30%) Incident Management
13 12 (10.43%) Citrix
13 12 (10.43%) Cisco
14 11 (9.57%) Degree
15 10 (8.70%) SCCM
15 10 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (8.70%) Internet
15 10 (8.70%) VPN
15 10 (8.70%) SQL
15 10 (8.70%) Change Management
15 10 (8.70%) VMware
15 10 (8.70%) Altiris
16 9 (7.83%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 10 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (6.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.61%) IIS
3 3 (2.61%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.87%) JBoss
5 1 (0.87%) SAS
5 1 (0.87%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.87%) WorkSite
Applications
1 26 (22.61%) MS Excel
2 22 (19.13%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) assyst
2 3 (2.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.87%) Cordys
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.87%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.87%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.17%) DNS
2 13 (11.30%) DHCP
3 10 (8.70%) VPN
3 10 (8.70%) Internet
4 9 (7.83%) Wireless
5 8 (6.96%) Firewall
5 8 (6.96%) WAN
6 5 (4.35%) VoIP
6 5 (4.35%) LDAP
6 5 (4.35%) LAN
7 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.48%) SAN
7 4 (3.48%) OSPF
7 4 (3.48%) BGP
7 4 (3.48%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.61%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.61%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.74%) SNMP
9 2 (1.74%) SMTP
9 2 (1.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.74%) Data Mining
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (0.87%) Big Data
2 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.87%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
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 43 (37.39%) Finance
2 17 (14.78%) Banking
3 13 (11.30%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.96%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.48%) Advertising
5 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.61%) Back Office
6 3 (2.61%) Law
6 3 (2.61%) Legal
7 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 2 (1.74%) Marketing
8 1 (0.87%) Billing
8 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (27.83%) Analyst
2 16 (13.91%) Support Analyst
3 14 (12.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (11.30%) Desktop Support
5 12 (10.43%) Service Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) Service Manager
7 9 (7.83%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (5.22%) Administrator
10 5 (4.35%) Consultant
11 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.48%) Support Technician
11 4 (3.48%) Network Support
11 4 (3.48%) Services Delivery Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 3 (2.61%) Designer
12 3 (2.61%) Desktop Technician
12 3 (2.61%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.74%) HTML
1 2 (1.74%) COM
1 2 (1.74%) LAMP
1 2 (1.74%) Web Services
2 1 (0.87%) XML
2 1 (0.87%) Flash
2 1 (0.87%) Java EE
2 1 (0.87%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.87%) OSGi
2 1 (0.87%) CSS
2 1 (0.87%) Struts
2 1 (0.87%) .NET
2 1 (0.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.78%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.09%) Handset
3 7 (6.09%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.09%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.61%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.61%) RMADS
4 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.61%) NHS
4 3 (2.61%) CESG
4 3 (2.61%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.74%) iPhone
5 2 (1.74%) Replication
5 2 (1.74%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (1.74%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.87%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.87%) User Experience
6 1 (0.87%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.30%) Windows
2 16 (13.91%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.17%) Windows XP
4 7 (6.09%) Linux
5 6 (5.22%) UNIX
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.61%) Android
6 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) VMS
7 1 (0.87%) AIX
7 1 (0.87%) Solaris
7 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.57%) ITIL
2 32 (27.83%) Service Delivery
3 16 (13.91%) Service Management
4 13 (11.30%) Incident Management
5 10 (8.70%) Change Management
6 9 (7.83%) Risk Management
6 9 (7.83%) Project Management
7 8 (6.96%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.96%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.22%) Software Deployment
8 6 (5.22%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.35%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.48%) ITSM
10 4 (3.48%) ISMS
10 4 (3.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.48%) Supplier Management
11 3 (2.61%) Network Management
11 3 (2.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.61%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (2.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (2.61%) Perl
3 2 (1.74%) C
3 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.87%) Java
4 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.87%) Python
4 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (9.57%) Degree
2 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.35%) MCSA
3 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.48%) CCNA
5 3 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.61%) CCNP
5 3 (2.61%) CISSP
6 2 (1.74%) CCEA
6 2 (1.74%) MCSE
6 2 (1.74%) CCEE
6 2 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.74%) MCDST
7 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) MCP
7 1 (0.87%) CCIE
7 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%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.48%) XenApp
3 3 (2.61%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.74%) XenServer
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.87%) RACF
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.74%) Control-M
3 1 (0.87%) Nagios
3 1 (0.87%) DameWare
3 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.87%) WSUS
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%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.87%) SmokePing
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.87%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 28 (24.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.43%) Cisco
2 12 (10.43%) Citrix
3 10 (8.70%) VMware
3 10 (8.70%) Altiris
4 7 (6.09%) Oracle
5 6 (5.22%) Remedy
6 4 (3.48%) SAP
6 4 (3.48%) Apple
7 3 (2.61%) HP
7 3 (2.61%) Juniper
7 3 (2.61%) BMC
7 3 (2.61%) Lotus
8 2 (1.74%) Dell
8 2 (1.74%) IBM
8 2 (1.74%) McAfee
8 2 (1.74%) Reuters
8 2 (1.74%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.74%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.74%) F5
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Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Rate: €550 - €680 per day + +Expenses
Posted: 26 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago