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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 140 113 143
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +30
Contract jobs citing SLA 50 101 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 1.56% 1.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.57% 16.29% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 15
Average hourly rate £10.00 £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%
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
432 620 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.94% 9.57% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 426 406
Average daily rate £475 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 16
Average hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.03 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+22.36% +5.88%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 39 (38.61%) Finance
2 34 (33.66%) ITIL
3 33 (32.67%) Windows
4 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
5 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
5 23 (22.77%) Service Delivery
6 18 (17.82%) MS Excel
6 18 (17.82%) MS Office
7 17 (16.83%) Degree
7 17 (16.83%) Windows 7
8 16 (15.84%) Project Management
9 15 (14.85%) Banking
10 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
10 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (12.87%) VPN
11 13 (12.87%) Blackberry
11 13 (12.87%) Incident Management
11 13 (12.87%) Service Management
11 13 (12.87%) Wireless
12 11 (10.89%) Citrix
13 10 (9.90%) LAN
13 10 (9.90%) SQL
13 10 (9.90%) Investment Banking
14 9 (8.91%) VMware
14 9 (8.91%) Cisco
14 9 (8.91%) Change Management
14 9 (8.91%) Performance Management
15 8 (7.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (7.92%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (7.92%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (7.92%) MS Exchange
1 8 (7.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.97%) IIS
3 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.99%) CMS
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.99%) Kentico
5 1 (0.99%) Lync
5 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (17.82%) MS Office
1 18 (17.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.93%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.99%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.99%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Office 365
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) VPN
1 13 (12.87%) Wireless
2 10 (9.90%) LAN
3 8 (7.92%) WAN
3 8 (7.92%) Firewall
4 7 (6.93%) Internet
5 6 (5.94%) SSL
6 5 (4.95%) DNS
6 5 (4.95%) VoIP
6 5 (4.95%) Wireshark
7 4 (3.96%) DHCP
8 3 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.97%) MPLS
8 3 (2.97%) OSPF
8 3 (2.97%) VLAN
9 2 (1.98%) Network Security
9 2 (1.98%) SAN
9 2 (1.98%) SMTP
9 2 (1.98%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.99%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.99%) QlikView
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.99%) Big Data
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 39 (38.61%) Finance
2 15 (14.85%) Banking
3 10 (9.90%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.93%) Marketing
4 7 (6.93%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.97%) Advertising
5 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.98%) Retail
6 2 (1.98%) Back Office
6 2 (1.98%) Law
7 1 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Billing
7 1 (0.99%) Publishing
7 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (29.70%) Analyst
2 12 (11.88%) Service Manager
3 10 (9.90%) Service Analyst
3 10 (9.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (8.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.94%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Services Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (4.95%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Support Technician
9 3 (2.97%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (2.97%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Consultant
9 3 (2.97%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) .NET
2 3 (2.97%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) XMPP
3 2 (1.98%) J2EE
3 2 (1.98%) COM
3 2 (1.98%) WCF
3 2 (1.98%) HTML
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.99%) HTML5
4 1 (0.99%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.99%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.99%) CSS
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.99%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.87%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.93%) Handset
3 7 (6.93%) Hedge funds
4 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.97%) NHS
6 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.98%) iPad
6 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.99%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.99%) CMDB
7 1 (0.99%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
7 1 (0.99%) Equities
7 1 (0.99%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.67%) Windows
2 17 (16.83%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.86%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.96%) UNIX
5 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.98%) Android
6 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.99%) AIX
7 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (33.66%) ITIL
2 23 (22.77%) Service Delivery
3 16 (15.84%) Project Management
4 13 (12.87%) Service Management
4 13 (12.87%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.91%) Performance Management
5 9 (8.91%) Change Management
6 7 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.93%) Software Deployment
6 7 (6.93%) People Management
7 6 (5.94%) BCP
7 6 (5.94%) Business Continuity
7 6 (5.94%) Supplier Management
7 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.95%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.95%) ITSM
8 5 (4.95%) Business Continuity Planning
8 5 (4.95%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) C#
3 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.98%) Java
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.98%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) VBScript
4 2 (1.98%) VB
4 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.99%) Korn
5 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) Degree
2 8 (7.92%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.95%) CCNP
4 5 (4.95%) CCNA
5 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) MCSE
7 2 (1.98%) MCSA
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
7 2 (1.98%) MCITP
7 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.99%) MCSD
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.99%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.98%) XenApp
4 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.98%) vSphere
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.99%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.97%) OPNET
3 2 (1.98%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.99%) DameWare
4 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (22.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.89%) Citrix
3 9 (8.91%) Cisco
3 9 (8.91%) VMware
4 8 (7.92%) Altiris
5 6 (5.94%) Riverbed
6 5 (4.95%) Remedy
6 5 (4.95%) Oracle
7 4 (3.96%) Business Objects
7 4 (3.96%) SAP
7 4 (3.96%) HP
7 4 (3.96%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.97%) Aruba
8 3 (2.97%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.97%) AppSense
8 3 (2.97%) BT
8 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.97%) Nokia
8 3 (2.97%) F5
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