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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 108 150 111
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -39
Contract jobs citing SLA 986 701 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.85% 1.46% 1.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.80% 19.76% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 341 359
Average daily rate
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£295 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £131 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.08% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 67 103
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.56%
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
4143 3547 4004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.77% 7.40% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2204 2344
Average daily rate £405 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 127 203
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.00 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.25 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 286 £325 -7.80% 111
South East +7 267 £260 -20.00% 93
South West +23 100 £300 +5.26% 41
North West +23 84 £135 -56.45% 30
East of England +17 73 £275 +20.87% 31
Yorkshire +14 65 £316 -9.64% 40
West Midlands -6 58 £215 -11.34% 31
East Midlands +9 35 £200 +166.66% 14
North East -22 20 £363 -
Midlands - 2 £545 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 696 (38.20%) ITIL
2 616 (33.81%) Windows
3 527 (28.92%) Microsoft
4 432 (23.71%) Active Directory
5 370 (20.31%) Security Cleared
6 341 (18.72%) MS Excel
7 305 (16.74%) Service Delivery
8 304 (16.68%) MS Office
9 298 (16.36%) Finance
10 279 (15.31%) Service Management
11 263 (14.43%) SC Cleared
12 240 (13.17%) HP
13 236 (12.95%) Windows 7
14 212 (11.64%) Telecoms
15 202 (11.09%) Cisco
16 197 (10.81%) VMware
17 194 (10.65%) Citrix
18 187 (10.26%) Incident Management
19 183 (10.04%) SQL
20 170 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
21 169 (9.28%) Windows XP
22 161 (8.84%) Change Management
23 151 (8.29%) Oracle
24 150 (8.23%) MS Exchange
25 148 (8.12%) UNIX
25 148 (8.12%) Problem Management
26 147 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
27 142 (7.79%) Linux
28 138 (7.57%) Blackberry
29 126 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 150 (8.23%) MS Exchange
2 94 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 73 (4.01%) IBM Notes
4 63 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 47 (2.58%) IIS
7 42 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 27 (1.48%) Apache
10 19 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.04%) Lync
11 17 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
12 16 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.71%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.71%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
16 12 (0.66%) WorkSite
17 9 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 341 (18.72%) MS Excel
2 304 (16.68%) MS Office
3 40 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.15%) MS Project
6 8 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.055%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 34 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
4 27 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (1.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 22 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
5 22 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.66%) assyst
7 9 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
8 8 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
8 8 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
9 7 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
10 6 (0.33%) SAP Retail
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 5 (0.27%) Oracle FAH
11 5 (0.27%) SiteCatalyst
11 5 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
13 3 (0.16%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.10%) Office 365
2 13 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.60%) SaaS
3 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.27%) PaaS
4 5 (0.27%) IaaS
5 2 (0.11%) GitHub
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.055%) Taleo
6 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.055%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.055%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 121 (6.64%) DNS
2 116 (6.37%) Firewall
3 102 (5.60%) DHCP
4 89 (4.88%) LAN
5 86 (4.72%) WAN
6 77 (4.23%) SAN
7 71 (3.90%) VPN
8 62 (3.40%) TCP/IP
9 54 (2.96%) 3G
10 52 (2.85%) Internet
11 40 (2.20%) Wireless
11 40 (2.20%) LTE
12 36 (1.98%) 4G
13 32 (1.76%) Cisco PIX
13 32 (1.76%) LDAP
14 28 (1.54%) 2G
14 28 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (1.43%) Ethernet
16 25 (1.37%) VoIP
17 24 (1.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 37 (2.03%) Oracle Database
3 31 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 25 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
6 19 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 18 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 15 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.66%) MySQL
12 10 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.55%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
13 9 (0.49%) OLAP
13 9 (0.49%) SAP BW
14 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (1.21%) Git (software)
2 16 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (0.77%) Subversion
3 14 (0.77%) JIRA
4 13 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.49%) MSI
7 7 (0.38%) Maven
7 7 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.27%) Toad
10 4 (0.22%) Ant
11 3 (0.16%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
12 2 (0.11%) Hudson
12 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.11%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.055%) LoadRunner
General
1 298 (16.36%) Finance
2 212 (11.64%) Telecoms
3 62 (3.40%) Banking
4 42 (2.31%) Legal
5 37 (2.03%) Retail
6 32 (1.76%) Back Office
7 30 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.48%) Marketing
9 26 (1.43%) Law
10 23 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.15%) Investment Banking
12 19 (1.04%) General Ledger
13 18 (0.99%) Publishing
14 14 (0.77%) Billing
15 12 (0.66%) French Language
16 10 (0.55%) Front Office
16 10 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.49%) German Language
18 8 (0.44%) Advertising
19 7 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 485 (26.62%) Analyst
2 187 (10.26%) Service Analyst
3 152 (8.34%) Support Analyst
4 150 (8.23%) Service Desk Analyst
5 144 (7.90%) Service Manager
6 143 (7.85%) Support Engineer
7 98 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 88 (4.83%) Administrator
9 84 (4.61%) Desktop Support
10 67 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
11 63 (3.46%) Consultant
12 61 (3.35%) Applications Support
13 57 (3.13%) Project Manager
14 55 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
15 50 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
16 49 (2.69%) Services Delivery Manager
17 47 (2.58%) Network Engineer
18 46 (2.52%) Team Leader
19 44 (2.41%) IT Support
20 42 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.03%) Web Services
2 33 (1.81%) .NET
2 33 (1.81%) Middleware
3 32 (1.76%) XML
4 24 (1.32%) HTML
5 22 (1.21%) CSS
6 13 (0.71%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.60%) Application Packaging
8 10 (0.55%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.55%) LAMP
8 10 (0.55%) J2EE
8 10 (0.55%) jQuery
9 8 (0.44%) HTML5
9 8 (0.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 7 (0.38%) Java EE
11 6 (0.33%) JDBC
11 6 (0.33%) JMS
12 5 (0.27%) SOAP
12 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (0.22%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 170 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (7.57%) Blackberry
3 87 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.07%) Computer Science
5 41 (2.25%) Fat Client
5 41 (2.25%) Thin Client
6 39 (2.14%) CMDB
7 37 (2.03%) Statistics
8 32 (1.76%) Clustering
9 29 (1.59%) NHS
10 28 (1.54%) Hedge funds
11 25 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
11 25 (1.37%) Mainframe
12 19 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
13 17 (0.93%) Replication
14 15 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.66%) GIS
15 12 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
16 11 (0.60%) iPad
16 11 (0.60%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 616 (33.81%) Windows
2 236 (12.95%) Windows 7
3 169 (9.28%) Windows XP
4 148 (8.12%) UNIX
5 147 (8.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 142 (7.79%) Linux
7 126 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (3.07%) Solaris
9 42 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (1.98%) Windows Vista
12 27 (1.48%) Windows 8
13 24 (1.32%) Windows 2000
13 24 (1.32%) Windows NT
14 17 (0.93%) CentOS
15 16 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (0.82%) AIX
17 14 (0.77%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.71%) MVS
19 11 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (38.20%) ITIL
2 305 (16.74%) Service Delivery
3 279 (15.31%) Service Management
4 187 (10.26%) Incident Management
5 161 (8.84%) Change Management
6 148 (8.12%) Problem Management
7 95 (5.21%) Project Management
8 84 (4.61%) ITIL V3
9 83 (4.56%) Configuration Management
10 76 (4.17%) ITSM
11 75 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 71 (3.90%) Migration
13 66 (3.62%) Workflow
14 61 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
15 60 (3.29%) PRINCE2
16 59 (3.24%) Line Management
17 52 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
18 49 (2.69%) Business Intelligence
19 48 (2.63%) Change Control
20 46 (2.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 183 (10.04%) SQL
2 48 (2.63%) Java
3 42 (2.31%) PowerShell
4 29 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.54%) C
6 23 (1.26%) T-SQL
7 22 (1.21%) Shell Script
8 20 (1.10%) Python
8 20 (1.10%) C#
9 18 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.88%) Perl
11 15 (0.82%) VBA
12 14 (0.77%) VBScript
12 14 (0.77%) VB
13 12 (0.66%) PHP
14 9 (0.49%) Ruby
15 7 (0.38%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.33%) Korn
17 5 (0.27%) JCL
18 4 (0.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 370 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 263 (14.43%) SC Cleared
3 117 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 113 (6.20%) Degree
5 100 (5.49%) ITIL Certification
6 91 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (3.79%) DV Cleared
8 63 (3.46%) CCNA
8 63 (3.46%) MCSE
9 61 (3.35%) MCP
10 52 (2.85%) CCNP
11 26 (1.43%) MCSA
12 22 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 21 (1.15%) A+ Certification
14 17 (0.93%) CISSP
15 15 (0.82%) MOS
16 13 (0.71%) CCIE
17 12 (0.66%) MCTS
18 11 (0.60%) MCDST
19 10 (0.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.65%) QA
2 18 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.16%) COBIT
6 2 (0.11%) BS7799
6 2 (0.11%) BS15000
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.055%) GxP
7 1 (0.055%) GAMP
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.055%) Basel II
7 1 (0.055%) WCAG
7 1 (0.055%) WAI
7 1 (0.055%) EMIR
7 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 432 (23.71%) Active Directory
2 120 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.31%) vSphere
4 35 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 33 (1.81%) XenApp
6 27 (1.48%) Terminal Services
7 26 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 15 (0.82%) vCloud
10 14 (0.77%) XenDesktop
10 14 (0.77%) ISA Server
11 13 (0.71%) Hyper-V
12 12 (0.66%) Terminal Server
13 8 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.22%) NFS
16 4 (0.22%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 96 (5.27%) SCCM
2 59 (3.24%) SCOM
3 55 (3.02%) OpenView
4 53 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 39 (2.14%) HP SIM
6 36 (1.98%) Control-M
7 34 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 30 (1.65%) Backup Exec
9 26 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 24 (1.32%) Nagios
11 23 (1.26%) Tivoli
12 18 (0.99%) Puppet
13 15 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (0.77%) ARCserve
14 14 (0.77%) Netcool
15 13 (0.71%) OVSD
15 13 (0.71%) ZABBIX
16 10 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
16 10 (0.55%) WSUS
16 10 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 527 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 240 (13.17%) HP
3 202 (11.09%) Cisco
4 197 (10.81%) VMware
5 194 (10.65%) Citrix
6 151 (8.29%) Oracle
7 107 (5.87%) Remedy
8 77 (4.23%) Lotus
9 59 (3.24%) Symantec
10 51 (2.80%) SAP
11 44 (2.41%) Juniper
12 41 (2.25%) BMC
13 40 (2.20%) CA
14 38 (2.09%) IBM
14 38 (2.09%) Red Hat
15 37 (2.03%) CheckPoint
16 31 (1.70%) Altiris
16 31 (1.70%) Ericsson
17 28 (1.54%) Veritas
18 27 (1.48%) AppSense
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