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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 148 159 132
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing SLA 52 58 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 0.80% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.16% 9.91% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 51
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £128 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.24 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £23.75 £50.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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
466 585 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.90% 8.07% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 440 570
Average daily rate £472 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £13.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £67.50 £50.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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 August 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 August 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 36 (34.29%) ITIL
2 26 (24.76%) Windows
2 26 (24.76%) Finance
3 25 (23.81%) Service Delivery
4 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 20 (19.05%) MS Office
6 19 (18.10%) MS Excel
7 18 (17.14%) Service Management
8 17 (16.19%) Active Directory
9 14 (13.33%) Oracle
9 14 (13.33%) Banking
10 13 (12.38%) Blackberry
11 12 (11.43%) Investment Banking
11 12 (11.43%) Windows 7
12 11 (10.48%) Windows XP
13 10 (9.52%) SQL
13 10 (9.52%) Citrix
13 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
14 9 (8.57%) VMware
14 9 (8.57%) Project Management
14 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
15 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (7.62%) SharePoint
15 8 (7.62%) Cisco
15 8 (7.62%) DHCP
15 8 (7.62%) DNS
16 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
17 6 (5.71%) IBM
17 6 (5.71%) Linux
17 6 (5.71%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.90%) WorkSite
4 2 (1.90%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.95%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.95%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.95%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) Confluence
5 1 (0.95%) Lync
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (19.05%) MS Office
2 19 (18.10%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.81%) MS Project
5 2 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.95%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.95%) Magento
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.95%) PaaS
1 1 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) DHCP
1 8 (7.62%) DNS
2 5 (4.76%) LDAP
3 4 (3.81%) VPN
3 4 (3.81%) Firewall
4 3 (2.86%) Internet
4 3 (2.86%) OSPF
4 3 (2.86%) BGP
4 3 (2.86%) SMTP
4 3 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.90%) WAN
5 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.90%) Wireless
5 2 (1.90%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.90%) VLAN
5 2 (1.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 14 (13.33%) Banking
3 12 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.76%) Legal
6 4 (3.81%) Publishing
6 4 (3.81%) Billing
7 3 (2.86%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.90%) Advertising
8 2 (1.90%) Law
8 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.90%) Back Office
9 1 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.95%) Marketing
9 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (25.71%) Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Project Manager
2 11 (10.48%) Support Analyst
3 10 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.71%) Service Manager
5 6 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Consultant
7 4 (3.81%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Team Leader
8 3 (2.86%) SQL DBA
8 3 (2.86%) Data Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) J2EE
1 2 (1.90%) HTML
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.95%) WebCenter
2 1 (0.95%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) Servlets
2 1 (0.95%) CGI
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.95%) Middleware
2 1 (0.95%) JRules
2 1 (0.95%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.38%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.81%) Statistics
3 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.86%) NHS
3 3 (2.86%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.86%) iPhone
4 2 (1.90%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.90%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.90%) RMADS
4 2 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.90%) CMDB
4 2 (1.90%) CESG
4 2 (1.90%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.95%) STB
5 1 (0.95%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.95%) Derivative
5 1 (0.95%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.76%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (10.48%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.71%) Linux
5 4 (3.81%) UNIX
6 3 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.90%) zOS
7 2 (1.90%) Android
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.29%) ITIL
2 25 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 18 (17.14%) Service Management
4 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.57%) Project Management
6 6 (5.71%) ITSM
6 6 (5.71%) Migration
6 6 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.81%) Workflow
8 4 (3.81%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.86%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.86%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.86%) Change Management
9 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.86%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (1.90%) Perl
3 2 (1.90%) C
3 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.95%) VB
4 1 (0.95%) PHP
4 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.71%) Degree
4 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.81%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.86%) MCP
6 3 (2.86%) MCSE
6 3 (2.86%) MCSA
7 2 (1.90%) CCNP
7 2 (1.90%) CCNA
7 2 (1.90%) ISEB
7 2 (1.90%) CISSP
7 2 (1.90%) MCDST
8 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.95%) MOS
8 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.95%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) WCAG
3 1 (0.95%) WAI
3 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (16.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) XenApp
3 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.90%) ACF2
4 1 (0.95%) XenServer
4 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (0.95%) Puppet
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.95%) OpenView
2 1 (0.95%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.95%) Control-M
2 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.33%) Oracle
3 10 (9.52%) Citrix
4 9 (8.57%) VMware
5 8 (7.62%) Cisco
6 6 (5.71%) IBM
7 5 (4.76%) HP
8 4 (3.81%) SAP
8 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.86%) Reuters
9 3 (2.86%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.86%) Remedy
9 3 (2.86%) Pegasus
9 3 (2.86%) Lotus
9 3 (2.86%) Apple
9 3 (2.86%) F5
10 2 (1.90%) CA
10 2 (1.90%) Juniper
10 2 (1.90%) Dell
10 2 (1.90%) Sun
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