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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 148 118 146
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +28
Contract jobs citing SLA 48 101 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 1.59% 0.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.62% 16.32% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £152 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 11
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +18.75%
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
413 619 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.74% 9.75% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 420 358
Average daily rate £450 £451 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £624
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 12
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.76% -6.57%

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 1 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 1 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 (38.24%) Finance
2 33 (32.35%) ITIL
3 30 (29.41%) Windows
4 26 (25.49%) Service Delivery
5 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
6 21 (20.59%) MS Excel
7 19 (18.63%) Active Directory
8 18 (17.65%) MS Office
8 18 (17.65%) Degree
9 17 (16.67%) Service Management
10 15 (14.71%) Project Management
10 15 (14.71%) Banking
10 15 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (13.73%) Windows 7
11 14 (13.73%) Wireless
12 13 (12.75%) Incident Management
12 13 (12.75%) VPN
13 12 (11.76%) Windows XP
13 12 (11.76%) LAN
13 12 (11.76%) Blackberry
14 11 (10.78%) WAN
14 11 (10.78%) Cisco
14 11 (10.78%) Performance Management
15 10 (9.80%) Investment Banking
16 9 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (8.82%) SQL
16 9 (8.82%) Altiris
16 9 (8.82%) Firewall
17 8 (7.84%) Change Management
17 8 (7.84%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.94%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.98%) Kentico
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.98%) SAS
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.65%) MS Office
3 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.86%) assyst
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.98%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.98%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.73%) Wireless
2 13 (12.75%) VPN
3 12 (11.76%) LAN
4 11 (10.78%) WAN
5 9 (8.82%) Firewall
6 8 (7.84%) Internet
7 7 (6.86%) DNS
8 6 (5.88%) VoIP
9 5 (4.90%) OSPF
9 5 (4.90%) SSL
9 5 (4.90%) DHCP
10 4 (3.92%) VLAN
10 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
10 4 (3.92%) MPLS
11 3 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.94%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.96%) LDAP
12 2 (1.96%) SMTP
12 2 (1.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.98%) Big Data
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.98%) QlikView
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.98%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 39 (38.24%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Banking
3 10 (9.80%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Financial Institution
5 6 (5.88%) Marketing
6 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.96%) Billing
7 2 (1.96%) Back Office
7 2 (1.96%) Law
8 1 (0.98%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Advertising
8 1 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (27.45%) Analyst
2 11 (10.78%) Service Manager
3 10 (9.80%) Service Analyst
4 9 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Administrator
7 4 (3.92%) Voice Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Automation Specialist
8 3 (2.94%) Supplier Manager
8 3 (2.94%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) XMPP
3 2 (1.96%) LAMP
3 2 (1.96%) COM
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
3 2 (1.96%) J2EE
4 1 (0.98%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (0.98%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.98%) HTML5
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.98%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.84%) Hedge funds
4 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.86%) Handset
5 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.94%) NHS
7 2 (1.96%) PKI
7 2 (1.96%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.98%) CMDB
8 1 (0.98%) iPhone
8 1 (0.98%) iPad
8 1 (0.98%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.41%) Windows
2 14 (13.73%) Windows 7
3 12 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.92%) Linux
5 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.94%) Android
6 3 (2.94%) UNIX
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.35%) ITIL
2 26 (25.49%) Service Delivery
3 17 (16.67%) Service Management
4 15 (14.71%) Project Management
5 13 (12.75%) Incident Management
6 11 (10.78%) Performance Management
7 8 (7.84%) Change Management
8 7 (6.86%) Software Deployment
8 7 (6.86%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.86%) Supplier Management
9 6 (5.88%) Business Continuity
9 6 (5.88%) BCP
9 6 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 6 (5.88%) People Management
10 5 (4.90%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (4.90%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.90%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.90%) ITSM
10 5 (4.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.82%) SQL
2 3 (2.94%) C#
3 2 (1.96%) Java
3 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.96%) Perl
3 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.98%) C
4 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.98%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (17.65%) Degree
2 8 (7.84%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.88%) CCNA
5 5 (4.90%) CCNP
6 4 (3.92%) MCSE
6 4 (3.92%) MCSA
7 2 (1.96%) MCITP
7 2 (1.96%) MCP
7 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) CCEE
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.98%) CCEA
8 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.98%) ISEB
8 1 (0.98%) MCSD
8 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (18.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.94%) XenApp
4 2 (1.96%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.98%) XenServer
5 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) SCCM
2 4 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.94%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.94%) OPNET
4 1 (0.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.98%) SmokePing
4 1 (0.98%) SCOM
4 1 (0.98%) Cacti
4 1 (0.98%) Nagios
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.98%) DameWare
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.78%) Cisco
3 9 (8.82%) Altiris
4 8 (7.84%) Citrix
5 7 (6.86%) VMware
6 6 (5.88%) Oracle
7 5 (4.90%) Riverbed
8 4 (3.92%) BT
8 4 (3.92%) SAP
8 4 (3.92%) Business Objects
8 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.94%) F5
9 3 (2.94%) Marketo
9 3 (2.94%) Aruba
9 3 (2.94%) Remedy
9 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.94%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.96%) Mitel
10 2 (1.96%) HP
10 2 (1.96%) Nokia
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