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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 142 161 136
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Contract jobs citing SLA 48 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.79% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.57% 8.75% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.19% -13.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £530 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.70 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -40.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £17.74 £15.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £23.74 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +9.09%
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
382 537 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.55% 8.98% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 399 333
Average daily rate £435 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.74 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £23.74 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -25.43%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 (36.79%) Finance
2 34 (32.08%) Windows
3 31 (29.25%) ITIL
3 31 (29.25%) Service Delivery
4 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
4 24 (22.64%) Active Directory
5 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
6 22 (20.75%) MS Office
7 20 (18.87%) Incident Management
8 19 (17.92%) Banking
9 17 (16.04%) Service Management
9 17 (16.04%) Degree
10 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (15.09%) Blackberry
11 15 (14.15%) Windows XP
11 15 (14.15%) Investment Banking
11 15 (14.15%) Windows 7
12 13 (12.26%) DNS
13 12 (11.32%) Cisco
13 12 (11.32%) Performance Management
14 11 (10.38%) Altiris
14 11 (10.38%) Citrix
14 11 (10.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (10.38%) DHCP
15 10 (9.43%) Internet
15 10 (9.43%) VPN
15 10 (9.43%) Wireless
16 9 (8.49%) Risk Management
16 9 (8.49%) Financial Institution
16 9 (8.49%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (10.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.77%) IIS
4 3 (2.83%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.94%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.94%) JBoss
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) SAS
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
2 22 (20.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.55%) assyst
2 2 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.94%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.26%) DNS
2 11 (10.38%) DHCP
3 10 (9.43%) Internet
3 10 (9.43%) VPN
3 10 (9.43%) Wireless
4 9 (8.49%) WAN
5 8 (7.55%) Firewall
6 6 (5.66%) VoIP
6 6 (5.66%) LAN
7 5 (4.72%) LDAP
8 4 (3.77%) SAN
9 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.83%) OSPF
9 3 (2.83%) BGP
9 3 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.89%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.89%) Network Security
10 2 (1.89%) VLAN
10 2 (1.89%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.94%) MySQL
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.94%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.94%) Big Data
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.94%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (0.94%) Lombardi
1 1 (0.94%) JIRA
General
1 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 19 (17.92%) Banking
3 15 (14.15%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.49%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.83%) Back Office
7 2 (1.89%) Marketing
7 2 (1.89%) Law
7 2 (1.89%) Advertising
8 1 (0.94%) Billing
8 1 (0.94%) Retail
8 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (27.36%) Analyst
2 12 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (10.38%) Service Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.38%) Service Manager
3 11 (10.38%) Desktop Support
4 9 (8.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Consultant
8 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.77%) Support Technician
8 4 (3.77%) Administrator
8 4 (3.77%) Network Support
9 3 (2.83%) Desktop Support Technician
9 3 (2.83%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.83%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) COM
1 2 (1.89%) Web Services
1 2 (1.89%) HTML
1 2 (1.89%) LAMP
2 1 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) J2EE
2 1 (0.94%) XML
2 1 (0.94%) CSS
2 1 (0.94%) Struts
2 1 (0.94%) Flash
2 1 (0.94%) OSGi
2 1 (0.94%) Java EE
2 1 (0.94%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (15.09%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.49%) Hedge funds
3 8 (7.55%) Handset
4 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) CESG
6 3 (2.83%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (2.83%) RMADS
7 2 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.89%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.89%) Replication
7 2 (1.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.94%) IVR
8 1 (0.94%) NHS
8 1 (0.94%) W3C
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.94%) iPad
8 1 (0.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.08%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Windows XP
2 15 (14.15%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.66%) UNIX
3 6 (5.66%) Linux
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.83%) Android
6 1 (0.94%) AIX
6 1 (0.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) VMS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) ITIL
1 31 (29.25%) Service Delivery
2 20 (18.87%) Incident Management
3 17 (16.04%) Service Management
4 12 (11.32%) Performance Management
5 9 (8.49%) Risk Management
6 8 (7.55%) Software Deployment
6 8 (7.55%) Change Management
7 7 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.60%) Project Management
7 7 (6.60%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.66%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.66%) BCP
8 6 (5.66%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.72%) Supplier Management
9 5 (4.72%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (3.77%) ISMS
10 4 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.83%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) Perl
3 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) C
4 1 (0.94%) Java
4 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.94%) Python
4 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.94%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (16.04%) Degree
2 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.72%) MCSA
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.72%) CCNA
3 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.83%) CISSP
6 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.89%) CCEE
6 2 (1.89%) CCNP
6 2 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.89%) CCEA
6 2 (1.89%) MCSE
7 1 (0.94%) MCDST
7 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.94%) MOS
7 1 (0.94%) MCP
7 1 (0.94%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) WCAG
3 1 (0.94%) WAI
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) XenApp
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) SCCM
2 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.94%) DameWare
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.94%) Control-M
2 1 (0.94%) Nagios
2 1 (0.94%) SmokePing
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) WSUS
2 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.94%) Cacti
2 1 (0.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.32%) Cisco
3 11 (10.38%) Altiris
3 11 (10.38%) Citrix
4 9 (8.49%) VMware
5 7 (6.60%) Oracle
6 6 (5.66%) Remedy
7 4 (3.77%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.83%) SAP
8 3 (2.83%) Lotus
8 3 (2.83%) Apple
8 3 (2.83%) Juniper
8 3 (2.83%) HP
9 2 (1.89%) Verint
9 2 (1.89%) McAfee
9 2 (1.89%) Reuters
9 2 (1.89%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.89%) IBM
9 2 (1.89%) Dell
9 2 (1.89%) BMC
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