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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 126 142 115
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs citing SLA 858 752 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 1.54% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.16% 20.56% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 311 344
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 75 112
Average hourly rate £16.80 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £20.80 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £15.20
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +3.61%
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
4054 3658 4281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.06% 7.50% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2489 2192 2395
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 149 220
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £37.50 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +16 259 £350 - 58
South East -8 224 £273 -16.15% 60
South West +22 94 £299 -17.58% 19
West Midlands +18 70 £238 -23.38% 10
East of England -30 57 £283 +22.82% 16
North West +1 56 £133 -59.23% 12
Yorkshire +10 55 £314 +0.40% 14
East Midlands -1 25 £210 -44.00% 13
North East -10 18 £450 - 2
Midlands +3 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 671 (38.10%) ITIL
2 566 (32.14%) Windows
3 499 (28.34%) Microsoft
4 364 (20.67%) Active Directory
5 346 (19.65%) Security Cleared
6 308 (17.49%) MS Excel
7 299 (16.98%) Service Delivery
8 279 (15.84%) Service Management
9 272 (15.45%) MS Office
10 262 (14.88%) Finance
11 256 (14.54%) SC Cleared
12 215 (12.21%) Windows 7
13 206 (11.70%) SQL
14 199 (11.30%) HP
15 189 (10.73%) Telecoms
16 176 (9.99%) Cisco
17 173 (9.82%) Incident Management
18 171 (9.71%) Citrix
19 168 (9.54%) VMware
20 160 (9.09%) Oracle
21 153 (8.69%) Windows XP
22 151 (8.57%) Problem Management
23 150 (8.52%) Change Management
24 138 (7.84%) UNIX
25 130 (7.38%) MS Exchange
26 126 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
27 124 (7.04%) SQL Server
28 123 (6.98%) Blackberry
29 115 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
30 113 (6.42%) Management Information System

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 130 (7.38%) MS Exchange
2 112 (6.36%) SharePoint
3 51 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (2.84%) IBM Notes
5 39 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 36 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 26 (1.48%) IIS
8 24 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
10 19 (1.08%) Lync
11 16 (0.91%) Apache
12 14 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.68%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (0.62%) MS Project Server
16 10 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 308 (17.49%) MS Excel
2 272 (15.45%) MS Office
3 44 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.48%) MS Project
6 14 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
5 20 (1.14%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
6 19 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
7 11 (0.62%) assyst
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
9 9 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
10 8 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
11 7 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 6 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.34%) SAP Retail
12 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
13 5 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.25%) Office 365
2 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.40%) SaaS
5 5 (0.28%) PaaS
6 4 (0.23%) IaaS
7 2 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.057%) Taleo
8 1 (0.057%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.057%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 95 (5.39%) Firewall
2 88 (5.00%) DNS
3 82 (4.66%) LAN
4 76 (4.32%) DHCP
5 74 (4.20%) WAN
6 72 (4.09%) SAN
7 58 (3.29%) 3G
8 56 (3.18%) VPN
9 50 (2.84%) TCP/IP
10 46 (2.61%) Wireless
11 43 (2.44%) LTE
12 41 (2.33%) VoIP
13 38 (2.16%) Internet
14 35 (1.99%) 2G
15 33 (1.87%) LDAP
16 29 (1.65%) Cisco PIX
16 29 (1.65%) 4G
17 21 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (1.19%) Ethernet
18 19 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 44 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 33 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 28 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.91%) OLAP
13 14 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.62%) MySQL
14 11 (0.62%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.62%) IDOL
15 10 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.57%) Oracle Discoverer
15 10 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 14 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 13 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.57%) Subversion
6 7 (0.40%) Maven
6 7 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.40%) JIRA
7 6 (0.34%) Toad
8 4 (0.23%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.17%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.057%) MSI
11 1 (0.057%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.057%) JMeter
11 1 (0.057%) NUnit
11 1 (0.057%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.057%) Moq
11 1 (0.057%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 262 (14.88%) Finance
2 189 (10.73%) Telecoms
3 74 (4.20%) Banking
4 42 (2.39%) Legal
5 39 (2.21%) Retail
6 34 (1.93%) Back Office
7 29 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.19%) Front Office
10 18 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.02%) Marketing
11 16 (0.91%) General Ledger
11 16 (0.91%) Publishing
11 16 (0.91%) Law
12 11 (0.62%) Billing
13 10 (0.57%) Advertising
13 10 (0.57%) German Language
14 9 (0.51%) Local Government
14 9 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 445 (25.27%) Analyst
2 175 (9.94%) Service Analyst
3 162 (9.20%) Support Analyst
4 141 (8.01%) Support Engineer
5 135 (7.67%) Service Manager
6 132 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 101 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 92 (5.22%) Desktop Support
9 90 (5.11%) Administrator
10 72 (4.09%) 1st Line Support
11 68 (3.86%) Consultant
12 67 (3.80%) Project Manager
13 59 (3.35%) DBA
14 58 (3.29%) Delivery Manager
15 57 (3.24%) Desktop Engineer
16 55 (3.12%) Services Delivery Manager
16 55 (3.12%) Applications Support
17 52 (2.95%) Network Engineer
18 44 (2.50%) SQL DBA
19 42 (2.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.87%) .NET
1 33 (1.87%) XML
2 28 (1.59%) Web Services
2 28 (1.59%) Middleware
3 20 (1.14%) HTML
4 19 (1.08%) CSS
5 15 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 14 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 12 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 10 (0.57%) jQuery
9 8 (0.45%) HTML5
9 8 (0.45%) LAMP
10 6 (0.34%) Application Packaging
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.28%) Spring
11 5 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (0.28%) J2EE
12 4 (0.23%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 123 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 113 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 47 (2.67%) Clustering
4 46 (2.61%) Statistics
5 42 (2.39%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.87%) Fat Client
6 33 (1.87%) Thin Client
7 32 (1.82%) CMDB
8 30 (1.70%) NHS
9 25 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 20 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 14 (0.80%) Replication
13 13 (0.74%) iPad
14 12 (0.68%) iPhone
14 12 (0.68%) Handset
14 12 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.62%) GIS
15 11 (0.62%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 566 (32.14%) Windows
2 215 (12.21%) Windows 7
3 153 (8.69%) Windows XP
4 138 (7.84%) UNIX
5 115 (6.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (6.36%) Linux
6 112 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (3.07%) Solaris
8 37 (2.10%) Windows Vista
9 30 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (1.25%) Windows 8
12 19 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (1.08%) Windows NT
13 18 (1.02%) Windows 2000
14 17 (0.97%) CentOS
15 13 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.74%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.57%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.51%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (38.10%) ITIL
2 299 (16.98%) Service Delivery
3 279 (15.84%) Service Management
4 173 (9.82%) Incident Management
5 151 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 150 (8.52%) Change Management
7 110 (6.25%) Project Management
8 96 (5.45%) ITSM
9 87 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 79 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 75 (4.26%) Migration
12 69 (3.92%) Workflow
13 68 (3.86%) Configuration Management
13 68 (3.86%) PRINCE2
14 64 (3.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 64 (3.63%) ITIL V3
15 57 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
16 50 (2.84%) Change Control
17 49 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
18 44 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (11.70%) SQL
2 48 (2.73%) T-SQL
3 42 (2.39%) Java
4 30 (1.70%) PowerShell
5 27 (1.53%) C
6 22 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.14%) C#
7 20 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.02%) Perl
9 16 (0.91%) PL/SQL
10 15 (0.85%) Python
11 9 (0.51%) PHP
12 8 (0.45%) VB
13 7 (0.40%) VBScript
14 6 (0.34%) VBA
15 5 (0.28%) Ruby
16 4 (0.23%) JCL
17 3 (0.17%) ABAP
17 3 (0.17%) C++
18 2 (0.11%) CFML
Qualifications
1 346 (19.65%) Security Cleared
2 256 (14.54%) SC Cleared
3 126 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (6.25%) Degree
5 104 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
6 72 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (3.86%) MCP
8 56 (3.18%) MCSE
8 56 (3.18%) CCNA
9 54 (3.07%) DV Cleared
10 41 (2.33%) CCNP
11 30 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 28 (1.59%) MCSA
13 19 (1.08%) MCTS
14 17 (0.97%) MCITP
15 14 (0.80%) MCDST
16 12 (0.68%) A+ Certification
17 11 (0.62%) PMI Certification
18 10 (0.57%) ISEB
19 9 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.65%) QA
2 17 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.17%) COBIT
4 3 (0.17%) BS25999
4 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) BS7799
5 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) BS15000
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.057%) WCAG
6 1 (0.057%) WAI
6 1 (0.057%) Basel II
6 1 (0.057%) GxP
6 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 364 (20.67%) Active Directory
2 107 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.76%) VMware ESX
3 31 (1.76%) XenApp
4 30 (1.70%) vSphere
5 27 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
7 17 (0.97%) Terminal Services
8 16 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.62%) vCloud
11 10 (0.57%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.51%) Hyper-V
12 9 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 7 (0.40%) NFS
14 5 (0.28%) Terminal Server
15 4 (0.23%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.23%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 88 (5.00%) SCCM
2 56 (3.18%) SCOM
3 44 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 39 (2.21%) OpenView
5 36 (2.04%) Control-M
6 26 (1.48%) Backup Exec
6 26 (1.48%) HP SIM
7 23 (1.31%) Data Guard
8 21 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 21 (1.19%) Tivoli
9 19 (1.08%) Nagios
9 19 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 17 (0.97%) OVSD
11 11 (0.62%) BladeLogic
11 11 (0.62%) Puppet
12 10 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
12 10 (0.57%) Netcool
13 9 (0.51%) ARCserve
13 9 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 499 (28.34%) Microsoft
2 199 (11.30%) HP
3 176 (9.99%) Cisco
4 171 (9.71%) Citrix
5 168 (9.54%) VMware
6 160 (9.09%) Oracle
7 84 (4.77%) Remedy
8 56 (3.18%) SAP
9 50 (2.84%) Lotus
10 49 (2.78%) Symantec
11 47 (2.67%) CA
12 41 (2.33%) CheckPoint
13 38 (2.16%) BMC
14 37 (2.10%) IBM
15 36 (2.04%) Juniper
16 28 (1.59%) Red Hat
17 27 (1.53%) F5
18 26 (1.48%) Lumension
18 26 (1.48%) AppSense
19 25 (1.42%) Veritas
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £270 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 per annum + £1,966 ILA + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.77 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day + BONUS
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £160.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 5 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £7K plus call allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.07 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago