The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the City of London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 112 137 112
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -25
Contract jobs citing SLA 100 63 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.55% 1.01% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.34% 11.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 41
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £135.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.03% +655.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
612 535 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.47% 8.61% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 394 584
Average daily rate £450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £135.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.03% +655.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.85 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £135.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
SLA
London

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 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 17 April 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 47 (31.13%) ITIL
1 47 (31.13%) Service Delivery
2 44 (29.14%) Oracle
3 41 (27.15%) Finance
4 32 (21.19%) Service Management
5 31 (20.53%) Windows
6 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
7 24 (15.89%) Project Management
7 24 (15.89%) Banking
8 23 (15.23%) Oracle EBS
9 22 (14.57%) System Testing
10 20 (13.25%) Security Cleared
11 19 (12.58%) Active Directory
12 17 (11.26%) Management Information System
12 17 (11.26%) Degree
13 16 (10.60%) SQL Server
13 16 (10.60%) SQL
14 15 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.93%) Data Management
15 14 (9.27%) Investment Banking
15 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
15 14 (9.27%) UNIX
15 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (8.61%) DV Cleared
16 13 (8.61%) Perl
17 12 (7.95%) Linux
17 12 (7.95%) MS Excel
17 12 (7.95%) Windows XP
17 12 (7.95%) Computer Science
17 12 (7.95%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (4.64%) CICS
2 6 (3.97%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.65%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.65%) GemFire
4 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.99%) LiveLink
5 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.66%) Lync
6 1 (0.66%) FileNet
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.66%) Confluence
6 1 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.62%) MS Office
3 4 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.32%) MS Project
5 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (15.23%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.99%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) AWD
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) DNS
2 5 (3.31%) ATM
2 5 (3.31%) GSM
2 5 (3.31%) LAN
2 5 (3.31%) SDH
2 5 (3.31%) UMTS
2 5 (3.31%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.65%) DHCP
3 4 (2.65%) WAN
3 4 (2.65%) VoIP
3 4 (2.65%) VPN
4 3 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.99%) Network Security
5 2 (1.32%) Wireless
5 2 (1.32%) WLAN
5 2 (1.32%) SNMP
6 1 (0.66%) FTP
6 1 (0.66%) HTTP
6 1 (0.66%) SMTP
6 1 (0.66%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.95%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.28%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.96%) MySQL
5 7 (4.64%) DB2
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.65%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.65%) Big Data
6 4 (2.65%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.32%) EDMS
9 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
General
1 41 (27.15%) Finance
2 24 (15.89%) Banking
3 14 (9.27%) Investment Banking
3 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.31%) Legal
5 4 (2.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.99%) Advertising
6 3 (1.99%) Front Office
7 2 (1.32%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (26.49%) Analyst
2 16 (10.60%) Service Analyst
3 11 (7.28%) Support Analyst
3 11 (7.28%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (6.62%) Service Manager
4 10 (6.62%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.96%) Services Delivery Manager
5 9 (5.96%) HR Specialist
6 7 (4.64%) Systems Programmer
6 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.64%) Desktop Support
6 7 (4.64%) Programmer
7 6 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.97%) Field Engineer
7 6 (3.97%) Consultant
7 6 (3.97%) Service Design Analyst
8 5 (3.31%) Business Manager
8 5 (3.31%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.65%) Memcached
2 2 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.66%) J2EE
3 1 (0.66%) COM
3 1 (0.66%) Servlets
3 1 (0.66%) XML
3 1 (0.66%) CGI
3 1 (0.66%) Middleware
3 1 (0.66%) JNDI
3 1 (0.66%) XMPP
3 1 (0.66%) Apache Flex
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.26%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.28%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.96%) Blackberry
5 7 (4.64%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.64%) Open Source
6 5 (3.31%) Statistics
7 4 (2.65%) Equities
7 4 (2.65%) Derivative
7 4 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.65%) NHS
7 4 (2.65%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.32%) iPad
8 2 (1.32%) iPhone
8 2 (1.32%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.32%) Replication
8 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.32%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.53%) Windows
2 14 (9.27%) UNIX
3 12 (7.95%) Linux
3 12 (7.95%) Windows XP
4 11 (7.28%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.64%) zOS
6 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.32%) Solaris
8 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.66%) CentOS
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.13%) ITIL
1 47 (31.13%) Service Delivery
2 32 (21.19%) Service Management
3 24 (15.89%) Project Management
4 22 (14.57%) System Testing
5 15 (9.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (9.93%) Data Management
6 14 (9.27%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (7.28%) Incident Management
7 11 (7.28%) Strategic Planning
8 10 (6.62%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.96%) Change Management
9 9 (5.96%) ITSM
10 7 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.64%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.64%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.97%) Business Analysis
12 5 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (2.65%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.60%) SQL
2 13 (8.61%) Perl
3 11 (7.28%) Python
4 10 (6.62%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.64%) Java
6 3 (1.99%) C
7 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.66%) LotusScript
8 1 (0.66%) VB
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.26%) Degree
3 13 (8.61%) DV Cleared
4 11 (7.28%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.64%) MCSE
7 3 (1.99%) MCSA
7 3 (1.99%) MCP
7 3 (1.99%) MCITP
8 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.32%) CCNA
9 1 (0.66%) CCA
9 1 (0.66%) MCT
9 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.66%) MCDST
9 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.99%) XenApp
2 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.66%) XenServer
4 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) SCOM
2 2 (1.32%) OpenView
3 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.66%) OVSD
3 1 (0.66%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.66%) OVIS
3 1 (0.66%) OVPA
3 1 (0.66%) OVPI
3 1 (0.66%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.66%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 44 (29.14%) Oracle
2 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.96%) Citrix
3 9 (5.96%) VMware
4 8 (5.30%) IBM
5 7 (4.64%) Splunk
6 5 (3.31%) Cisco
7 4 (2.65%) Lotus
7 4 (2.65%) Reuters
7 4 (2.65%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.65%) Remedy
8 3 (1.99%) Apple
8 3 (1.99%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.99%) Cerner
8 3 (1.99%) HP
8 3 (1.99%) Dell
8 3 (1.99%) Digital Fuel
9 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.32%) EMC
9 2 (1.32%) Adobe
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