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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 133 125 144
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs citing SLA 885 841 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 1.70% 1.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.10% 21.25% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 369 316
Average daily rate
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£320 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 102 65
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 £26.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +18.64%
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
4194 3957 3590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.11% 8.01% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2757 2407 2185
Average daily rate £425 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 181 140
Average hourly rate £20.34 £20.21 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +11 295 £375 +8.85% 82
South East -6 238 £375 +25.00% 73
East of England +21 87 £180 -37.93% 24
North West -11 65 £293 +106.71% 35
South West -28 51 £328 +9.16% 29
Yorkshire -15 43 £265 -14.51% 24
West Midlands -21 38 £321 +28.50% 23
East Midlands +2 36 £500 +170.27% 20
North East -16 28 £263 -40.06% 5
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 664 (37.07%) ITIL
2 533 (29.76%) Windows
3 441 (24.62%) Microsoft
4 347 (19.37%) Active Directory
5 316 (17.64%) MS Office
6 311 (17.36%) Finance
7 298 (16.64%) Service Management
8 278 (15.52%) MS Excel
9 265 (14.80%) Service Delivery
10 236 (13.18%) Windows 7
11 218 (12.17%) Security Cleared
12 206 (11.50%) Change Management
13 205 (11.45%) SQL
14 188 (10.50%) Telecoms
15 184 (10.27%) VMware
15 184 (10.27%) Citrix
15 184 (10.27%) Incident Management
16 175 (9.77%) Cisco
17 170 (9.49%) HP
18 159 (8.88%) SC Cleared
19 153 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
20 147 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
21 142 (7.93%) Project Management
22 141 (7.87%) Degree
23 134 (7.48%) Problem Management
24 126 (7.04%) Linux
25 123 (6.87%) Windows XP
25 123 (6.87%) MS Exchange
26 112 (6.25%) Firewall
27 111 (6.20%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 123 (6.87%) MS Exchange
2 99 (5.53%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 45 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (2.29%) IIS
5 37 (2.07%) IBM Notes
6 33 (1.84%) Lync
7 28 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (1.23%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.84%) CMS
11 14 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 13 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.73%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.61%) AquaLogic
13 11 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
13 11 (0.61%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.56%) JBoss
14 10 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 316 (17.64%) MS Office
2 278 (15.52%) MS Excel
3 58 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 49 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.28%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
2 12 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
4 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.28%) SAP FI-AP
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.22%) SAP SRM
8 4 (0.22%) assyst
9 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.17%) SAP QM
9 3 (0.17%) Agresso
9 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.84%) Office 365
2 18 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.73%) IaaS
4 9 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.28%) SaaS
6 3 (0.17%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.11%) Joyent
7 2 (0.11%) GitHub
7 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.056%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.25%) Firewall
2 111 (6.20%) LAN
3 94 (5.25%) WAN
4 90 (5.03%) DNS
5 80 (4.47%) VPN
6 76 (4.24%) SAN
7 75 (4.19%) Wireless
8 72 (4.02%) GSM
9 66 (3.69%) UMTS
10 65 (3.63%) TCP/IP
11 63 (3.52%) Radio Access Network
12 62 (3.46%) Internet
13 61 (3.41%) DHCP
14 54 (3.02%) VoIP
15 51 (2.85%) 3G
16 49 (2.74%) Ethernet
17 43 (2.40%) Network Security
18 40 (2.23%) RNC
19 38 (2.12%) SDH
19 38 (2.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
3 27 (1.51%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (1.01%) MySQL
6 18 (1.01%) Big Data
7 17 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
8 16 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (0.78%) DB2
10 13 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 13 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.67%) MS Access
12 11 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
12 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.50%) SAP BW
13 9 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (1.06%) Ant
2 10 (0.56%) Subversion
3 9 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.45%) JIRA
4 8 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.34%) JUnit
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.28%) Maven
6 5 (0.28%) JMeter
6 5 (0.28%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.22%) Mockito
7 4 (0.22%) Gradle
8 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.17%) WinDbg
8 3 (0.17%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.17%) Toad
9 2 (0.11%) MSI
9 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 311 (17.36%) Finance
2 188 (10.50%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.91%) Banking
4 43 (2.40%) Retail
5 34 (1.90%) Legal
5 34 (1.90%) Marketing
6 32 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 28 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.28%) Law
9 21 (1.17%) Back Office
9 21 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 19 (1.06%) Billing
11 13 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.56%) Front Office
13 9 (0.50%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.45%) Games
15 7 (0.39%) Advertising
15 7 (0.39%) Local Government
16 5 (0.28%) French Language
16 5 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 467 (26.07%) Analyst
2 204 (11.39%) Service Analyst
3 166 (9.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 160 (8.93%) Service Manager
5 157 (8.77%) Support Analyst
6 140 (7.82%) Support Engineer
7 95 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 73 (4.08%) Desktop Support
8 73 (4.08%) Consultant
9 71 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
10 69 (3.85%) Administrator
11 66 (3.69%) Network Engineer
12 61 (3.41%) Services Delivery Manager
13 60 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
14 57 (3.18%) Applications Support
15 51 (2.85%) Developer
16 50 (2.79%) Field Engineer
17 48 (2.68%) Project Manager
17 48 (2.68%) Incident Manager
18 46 (2.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (3.69%) .NET
2 50 (2.79%) Web Services
3 44 (2.46%) HTML
4 34 (1.90%) SOAP
5 30 (1.68%) XML
6 29 (1.62%) J2EE
7 23 (1.28%) Middleware
8 18 (1.01%) CSS
9 12 (0.67%) JDBC
9 12 (0.67%) JMS
9 12 (0.67%) JNDI
9 12 (0.67%) HTML5
10 9 (0.50%) Spring
11 7 (0.39%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.39%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.39%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.39%) Application Packaging
12 6 (0.34%) jQuery
13 5 (0.28%) Software Packaging
13 5 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 147 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 98 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 85 (4.75%) Blackberry
5 48 (2.68%) NHS
6 34 (1.90%) Statistics
7 25 (1.40%) Clustering
8 23 (1.28%) Hedge funds
9 22 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.17%) CMDB
11 17 (0.95%) iPad
12 14 (0.78%) Replication
13 13 (0.73%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.73%) iPhone
14 12 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 11 (0.61%) User Experience
15 11 (0.61%) Social Media
16 10 (0.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 533 (29.76%) Windows
2 236 (13.18%) Windows 7
3 153 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (7.04%) Linux
5 123 (6.87%) Windows XP
6 93 (5.19%) UNIX
7 87 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 69 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 54 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (1.73%) Android
11 25 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.95%) HPUX
13 16 (0.89%) Windows 2000
13 16 (0.89%) Mac OS X
14 15 (0.84%) Windows NT
14 15 (0.84%) Solaris
15 11 (0.61%) AIX
16 9 (0.50%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.39%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (37.07%) ITIL
2 298 (16.64%) Service Management
3 265 (14.80%) Service Delivery
4 206 (11.50%) Change Management
5 184 (10.27%) Incident Management
6 142 (7.93%) Project Management
7 134 (7.48%) Problem Management
8 105 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (5.08%) ITSM
10 90 (5.03%) Line Management
11 86 (4.80%) Configuration Management
12 79 (4.41%) PRINCE2
13 76 (4.24%) CRM
14 74 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 70 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
16 66 (3.69%) Coaching
17 63 (3.52%) Migration
18 58 (3.24%) Performance Management
19 56 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
20 52 (2.90%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 205 (11.45%) SQL
2 68 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 65 (3.63%) Java
4 45 (2.51%) Shell Script
5 32 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 32 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 30 (1.68%) PL/SQL
6 30 (1.68%) VB
7 29 (1.62%) Perl
8 23 (1.28%) Python
9 21 (1.17%) PHP
10 18 (1.01%) VBScript
10 18 (1.01%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 17 (0.95%) C#
12 16 (0.89%) C
13 15 (0.84%) VBA
13 15 (0.84%) Ruby
14 12 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.50%) C++
16 6 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 218 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 159 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 141 (7.87%) Degree
4 99 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 95 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (5.25%) ITIL Certification
7 68 (3.80%) CCNA
8 58 (3.24%) MCSE
9 53 (2.96%) CCNP
10 49 (2.74%) DV Cleared
11 46 (2.57%) MCP
12 36 (2.01%) MCSA
13 29 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 23 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 22 (1.23%) A+ Certification
16 21 (1.17%) MCITP
17 18 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (0.95%) PMI Certification
19 15 (0.84%) CISSP
20 14 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.57%) QA
2 24 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) BS7799
6 1 (0.056%) WCAG
6 1 (0.056%) WAI
6 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.056%) FATCA
6 1 (0.056%) EMIR
6 1 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.056%) PMBOK
System Software
1 347 (19.37%) Active Directory
2 98 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.12%) vSphere
4 29 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.62%) VMware ESX
5 26 (1.45%) XenApp
6 22 (1.23%) Xen
7 19 (1.06%) vCloud
8 16 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 16 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.56%) Firmware
10 9 (0.50%) Terminal Server
11 8 (0.45%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.28%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.28%) Docker
13 4 (0.22%) Varnish
13 4 (0.22%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 73 (4.08%) SCCM
2 34 (1.90%) OpenView
3 31 (1.73%) Backup Exec
4 22 (1.23%) SCOM
5 18 (1.01%) OVSD
5 18 (1.01%) Puppet
6 13 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (0.73%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.61%) ARCserve
7 11 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (0.56%) Nagios
8 10 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.50%) Control-M
9 9 (0.50%) RANCID
10 7 (0.39%) OPNET
10 7 (0.39%) Unicenter
10 7 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 7 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (0.34%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 441 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 184 (10.27%) Citrix
2 184 (10.27%) VMware
3 175 (9.77%) Cisco
4 170 (9.49%) HP
5 100 (5.58%) Oracle
6 78 (4.36%) SAP
7 77 (4.30%) Remedy
8 65 (3.63%) Symantec
9 61 (3.41%) Ericsson
10 51 (2.85%) IBM
11 44 (2.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 40 (2.23%) Red Hat
13 37 (2.07%) Lotus
14 35 (1.95%) Juniper
15 31 (1.73%) McAfee
16 28 (1.56%) Informatica
17 27 (1.51%) Dell
18 26 (1.45%) CheckPoint
19 25 (1.40%) NetApp
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