The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 137 128 144
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +16
Contract jobs citing SLA 886 873 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.67% 1.73% 1.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.82% 21.35% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 405 309
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £141 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 105 73
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £26.83 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.09%
SLA
UK

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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4255 4089 3607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 8.09% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2661 2508 2160
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £563 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 191 148
Average hourly rate £21.51 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the England region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in England

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in England

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the England region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in England

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SLA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 309 £366 +4.64% 85
South East -10 239 £325 +16.59% 54
North West -8 84 £320 +141.50% 25
East of England +16 71 £215 -25.21% 23
South West -34 59 £366 +22.34% 33
Yorkshire -33 49 £350 +12.00% 23
West Midlands -17 40 £334 +48.33% 13
East Midlands -11 21 £70 -76.66% 15
North East -33 14 £263 -41.66% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 692 (38.81%) ITIL
2 567 (31.80%) Windows
3 467 (26.19%) Microsoft
4 359 (20.13%) Active Directory
5 324 (18.17%) Finance
6 312 (17.50%) MS Office
7 293 (16.43%) Service Management
8 278 (15.59%) MS Excel
9 263 (14.75%) Service Delivery
10 241 (13.52%) Windows 7
11 236 (13.24%) SQL
12 230 (12.90%) Security Cleared
13 203 (11.39%) Change Management
14 201 (11.27%) Cisco
15 194 (10.88%) VMware
16 174 (9.76%) Citrix
17 166 (9.31%) Incident Management
18 163 (9.14%) SC Cleared
19 154 (8.64%) Degree
20 152 (8.52%) HP
21 150 (8.41%) Linux
22 146 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
23 145 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
24 144 (8.08%) Problem Management
25 134 (7.52%) Project Management
26 131 (7.35%) Firewall
26 131 (7.35%) Telecoms
27 125 (7.01%) Oracle
27 125 (7.01%) Data Centre
28 124 (6.95%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 124 (6.95%) MS Exchange
2 107 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 60 (3.37%) IIS
4 52 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 48 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (2.47%) Lync
7 27 (1.51%) IBM Notes
7 27 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.12%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.01%) JBoss
11 15 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.67%) CMS
13 12 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (0.62%) Apache
15 10 (0.56%) SAS
15 10 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 312 (17.50%) MS Office
2 278 (15.59%) MS Excel
3 65 (3.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.07%) MS Project
6 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.056%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
4 11 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (0.56%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 10 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (0.39%) Oracle AGIS
6 7 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.39%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.28%) SAP FI-AP
8 4 (0.22%) assyst
8 4 (0.22%) SAP SRM
8 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle TCA
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 3 (0.17%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.47%) Office 365
2 17 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.73%) Google Analytics
3 13 (0.73%) IaaS
4 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.22%) SaaS
6 3 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.11%) Joyent
7 2 (0.11%) PaaS
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.056%) Veeva
8 1 (0.056%) GitHub
8 1 (0.056%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 131 (7.35%) Firewall
2 121 (6.79%) LAN
3 109 (6.11%) DNS
4 97 (5.44%) WAN
5 81 (4.54%) DHCP
6 80 (4.49%) VPN
6 80 (4.49%) SAN
7 79 (4.43%) Wireless
8 73 (4.09%) Internet
9 64 (3.59%) TCP/IP
10 63 (3.53%) VoIP
11 57 (3.20%) Network Security
12 51 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (2.24%) 3G
14 38 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (1.96%) LDAP
15 35 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (1.68%) Cisco PIX
17 29 (1.63%) OSPF
18 28 (1.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 25 (1.40%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
4 22 (1.23%) MySQL
5 21 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (1.07%) Big Data
7 18 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
8 16 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (0.84%) DB2
10 14 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.79%) MongoDB
11 13 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 13 (0.73%) MS Access
12 12 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.62%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.62%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 17 (0.95%) Ant
2 13 (0.73%) Subversion
3 11 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.50%) JIRA
4 9 (0.50%) JUnit
5 8 (0.45%) Maven
5 8 (0.45%) JMeter
5 8 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (0.45%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.39%) Mockito
6 7 (0.39%) Gradle
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.17%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.17%) Introscope
9 3 (0.17%) Toad
10 2 (0.11%) MSI
General
1 324 (18.17%) Finance
2 131 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 77 (4.32%) Banking
4 46 (2.58%) Retail
5 32 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 30 (1.68%) Marketing
7 27 (1.51%) Back Office
8 25 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.29%) Legal
10 22 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (1.18%) Law
12 18 (1.01%) Billing
13 14 (0.79%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.73%) Front Office
15 8 (0.45%) Local Government
15 8 (0.45%) French Language
16 7 (0.39%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.34%) Advertising
18 5 (0.28%) German Language
19 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 473 (26.53%) Analyst
2 214 (12.00%) Service Analyst
3 174 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 173 (9.70%) Service Manager
5 154 (8.64%) Support Analyst
6 142 (7.96%) Support Engineer
7 99 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 84 (4.71%) Desktop Support
9 80 (4.49%) Administrator
10 77 (4.32%) Consultant
11 71 (3.98%) Network Engineer
12 69 (3.87%) 1st Line Support
13 66 (3.70%) Applications Support
14 64 (3.59%) Delivery Manager
15 56 (3.14%) Services Delivery Manager
16 54 (3.03%) Developer
17 45 (2.52%) Team Leader
18 43 (2.41%) Desktop Engineer
19 41 (2.30%) Project Manager
20 39 (2.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.09%) .NET
2 52 (2.92%) Web Services
3 45 (2.52%) HTML
4 35 (1.96%) XML
5 32 (1.79%) SOAP
6 27 (1.51%) J2EE
6 27 (1.51%) Middleware
7 15 (0.84%) CSS
7 15 (0.84%) JDBC
8 12 (0.67%) Spring
9 11 (0.62%) HTML5
10 10 (0.56%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.56%) JNDI
10 10 (0.56%) JMS
11 8 (0.45%) REST
11 8 (0.45%) jQuery
12 7 (0.39%) Guice
12 7 (0.39%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.34%) XMPP
13 6 (0.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (7.01%) Data Centre
3 100 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 94 (5.27%) Blackberry
5 45 (2.52%) NHS
6 31 (1.74%) CMDB
7 23 (1.29%) Statistics
8 22 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.18%) Hedge funds
9 21 (1.18%) Clustering
10 18 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (0.90%) iPad
12 14 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (0.73%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.67%) Replication
14 12 (0.67%) iPhone
15 11 (0.62%) Device Driver
16 10 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
17 9 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
17 9 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 567 (31.80%) Windows
2 241 (13.52%) Windows 7
3 150 (8.41%) Linux
4 145 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 123 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 112 (6.28%) UNIX
7 81 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 65 (3.65%) Windows 8
9 55 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (2.47%) Android
11 30 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (1.46%) Solaris
13 21 (1.18%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.07%) Mac OS X
15 14 (0.79%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.73%) Windows Vista
17 11 (0.62%) Windows NT
18 10 (0.56%) MVS
18 10 (0.56%) AIX
19 8 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 692 (38.81%) ITIL
2 293 (16.43%) Service Management
3 263 (14.75%) Service Delivery
4 203 (11.39%) Change Management
5 166 (9.31%) Incident Management
6 144 (8.08%) Problem Management
7 134 (7.52%) Project Management
8 94 (5.27%) ITSM
9 86 (4.82%) CRM
10 82 (4.60%) Configuration Management
11 75 (4.21%) PRINCE2
12 73 (4.09%) Migration
13 72 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
14 71 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 69 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
16 61 (3.42%) Coaching
17 57 (3.20%) Mentoring
18 56 (3.14%) ITIL V3
19 54 (3.03%) Performance Management
20 53 (2.97%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (13.24%) SQL
2 81 (4.54%) PowerShell
3 79 (4.43%) Java
4 40 (2.24%) Perl
5 38 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 36 (2.02%) Shell Script
7 32 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.63%) VB
9 25 (1.40%) PL/SQL
10 24 (1.35%) Python
11 20 (1.12%) C#
12 18 (1.01%) C
12 18 (1.01%) PHP
12 18 (1.01%) VBScript
13 17 (0.95%) VBA
14 16 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 15 (0.84%) Ruby
16 9 (0.50%) Korn
16 9 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 230 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 163 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 154 (8.64%) Degree
4 112 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (5.78%) ITIL Certification
6 95 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 69 (3.87%) CCNA
8 65 (3.65%) CCNP
9 54 (3.03%) MCSE
10 42 (2.36%) MCP
10 42 (2.36%) DV Cleared
11 32 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 31 (1.74%) MCSA
13 26 (1.46%) CISSP
14 25 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 23 (1.29%) MCITP
16 19 (1.07%) CCIE
17 17 (0.95%) A+ Certification
17 17 (0.95%) PMI Certification
18 14 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.13%) QA
2 22 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) BS7799
6 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.056%) WCAG
6 1 (0.056%) WAI
6 1 (0.056%) COBIT
6 1 (0.056%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.056%) FATCA
6 1 (0.056%) EMIR
System Software
1 359 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 112 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.24%) vSphere
4 33 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 31 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 26 (1.46%) XenApp
7 22 (1.23%) Xen
8 19 (1.07%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.95%) vCloud
10 15 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (0.84%) ISA Server
11 11 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.50%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.45%) Docker
13 8 (0.45%) Firmware
14 7 (0.39%) XenServer
15 6 (0.34%) NFS
16 5 (0.28%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.22%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 80 (4.49%) SCCM
2 32 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 25 (1.40%) SCOM
4 22 (1.23%) Puppet
5 20 (1.12%) OpenView
6 18 (1.01%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.67%) OPNET
7 12 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.62%) RANCID
8 11 (0.62%) Control-M
9 9 (0.50%) Nagios
9 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.45%) ARCserve
10 8 (0.45%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.45%) OVSD
10 8 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.39%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 467 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 201 (11.27%) Cisco
3 194 (10.88%) VMware
4 174 (9.76%) Citrix
5 152 (8.52%) HP
6 125 (7.01%) Oracle
7 93 (5.22%) Remedy
8 81 (4.54%) SAP
9 64 (3.59%) Symantec
10 47 (2.64%) Juniper
11 44 (2.47%) IBM
11 44 (2.47%) Red Hat
12 41 (2.30%) McAfee
13 30 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 29 (1.63%) ServiceNow
15 27 (1.51%) SolarWinds
15 27 (1.51%) Blue Coat
15 27 (1.51%) Lotus
15 27 (1.51%) NetApp
16 26 (1.46%) Informatica
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £154.55 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £112.50 - £120 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £0.00 - £37500.00 per annum + 10% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: Up to £11 per hour Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £10.50 - £11 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
VIQU
Rate: £15 - 20 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Rate: £60 - £80 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Witney
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £16575 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £380 - 400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago