The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / England
Rank 156 150 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Contract jobs citing SLA 667 782 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.62% 1.64% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.20% 16.83% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 418 445
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 66 78
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.55 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.11% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £41.75 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
4117 4646 4541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.01% 9.77% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2669 2934 2788
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 181 154
Median hourly rate £21.75 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.21% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £61.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +85.26%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 214 £369 +5.35% 57
South East -19 167 £363 +21.44% 46
Yorkshire +53 55 £325 +85.71% 14
West Midlands +8 48 £369 -6.64% 14
South West -7 41 £375 +7.14% 13
East Midlands +19 40 £281 -13.46% 19
North West +24 39 £275 - 18
East of England -7 37 £215 -46.25% 18
North East +10 28 £325 +8.33% 5
Midlands +5 1 £550 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SLA.

1 561 (39.23%) ITIL
2 397 (27.76%) Windows
3 343 (23.99%) Microsoft
4 293 (20.49%) Service Management
5 246 (17.20%) Finance
6 241 (16.85%) Active Directory
7 234 (16.36%) Service Delivery
8 200 (13.99%) MS Excel
8 200 (13.99%) MS Office
9 170 (11.89%) Incident Management
10 167 (11.68%) Windows 7
11 160 (11.19%) Security Cleared
12 158 (11.05%) Cisco
13 137 (9.58%) Linux
14 131 (9.16%) Change Management
15 122 (8.53%) VMware
16 118 (8.25%) SC Cleared
17 116 (8.11%) Windows Server
18 114 (7.97%) Telecoms
19 113 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
20 111 (7.76%) Problem Management
21 102 (7.13%) Unix
22 99 (6.92%) ITSM
23 96 (6.71%) SQL
23 96 (6.71%) HP
24 94 (6.57%) Project Management
25 92 (6.43%) ITIL V3
26 89 (6.22%) Oracle
27 88 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
28 82 (5.73%) Data Centre

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 54 (3.78%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.87%) WebSphere
4 32 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 27 (1.89%) IIS
6 24 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (1.40%) Skype for Business
9 18 (1.26%) CMS
9 18 (1.26%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (0.63%) SAS
13 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.56%) Joomla!
13 8 (0.56%) WordPress
14 7 (0.49%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.49%) Tuxedo
15 6 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 200 (13.99%) MS Excel
1 200 (13.99%) MS Office
2 66 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 17 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.42%) Maya
5 6 (0.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.070%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.63%) Maximo
3 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.21%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.14%) SAP CAR
6 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 58 (4.06%) Office 365
2 54 (3.78%) IaaS
2 54 (3.78%) PaaS
3 42 (2.94%) SaaS
4 39 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.35%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
10 3 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.14%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.14%) Yammer
12 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.070%) GitHub
12 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 81 (5.66%) DNS
1 81 (5.66%) Firewall
2 63 (4.41%) WAN
3 58 (4.06%) VPN
4 55 (3.85%) Internet
5 54 (3.78%) DHCP
6 48 (3.36%) SAN
6 48 (3.36%) TCP/IP
7 47 (3.29%) LAN
7 47 (3.29%) Wireless
8 31 (2.17%) MPLS
9 28 (1.96%) Network Security
9 28 (1.96%) VoIP
10 24 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (1.40%) Intranet
12 19 (1.33%) 3G
12 19 (1.33%) BGP
13 17 (1.19%) OSPF
14 15 (1.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 17 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 14 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (0.70%) Big Data
7 10 (0.70%) DB2
8 9 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.49%) Apache Hive
9 7 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.42%) MySQL
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (1.05%) JIRA
2 9 (0.63%) Subversion
3 7 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.35%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.14%) JMeter
6 2 (0.14%) MSI
6 2 (0.14%) Selenium
6 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.070%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.070%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.070%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.070%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.070%) Toad
7 1 (0.070%) Travis CI
General
1 246 (17.20%) Finance
2 114 (7.97%) Telecoms
3 64 (4.48%) Banking
4 40 (2.80%) Retail
5 39 (2.73%) Legal
6 26 (1.82%) Billing
7 22 (1.54%) Back Office
7 22 (1.54%) Law
8 21 (1.47%) Marketing
9 14 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.77%) Electronics
11 10 (0.70%) Publishing
12 9 (0.63%) French Language
13 8 (0.56%) Advertising
13 8 (0.56%) Front Office
14 6 (0.42%) German Language
15 5 (0.35%) Automotive
15 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (24.06%) Analyst
2 144 (10.07%) Service Analyst
3 126 (8.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 117 (8.18%) Support Engineer
5 116 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 105 (7.34%) Service Manager
7 91 (6.36%) Field Engineer
8 87 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 78 (5.45%) Field Service Engineer
10 65 (4.55%) Administrator
11 63 (4.41%) Consultant
12 54 (3.78%) Architect
13 51 (3.57%) Desktop Support
13 51 (3.57%) IT Manager
14 50 (3.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 50 (3.50%) Delivery Manager
14 50 (3.50%) Service Desk Support
15 48 (3.36%) IT Engineer
16 44 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
16 44 (3.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.82%) Web Services
2 23 (1.61%) .NET
3 21 (1.47%) XML
4 19 (1.33%) HTML
5 16 (1.12%) J2EE
6 15 (1.05%) Hibernate
6 15 (1.05%) Java EE
6 15 (1.05%) Spring
7 14 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 13 (0.91%) JSF
9 11 (0.77%) ASP.NET
10 10 (0.70%) Middleware
11 8 (0.56%) Ajax
11 8 (0.56%) EJB
11 8 (0.56%) JSP
11 8 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (0.35%) CSS
13 5 (0.35%) Struts
13 5 (0.35%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.73%) Data Centre
3 81 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.73%) Blackberry
5 32 (2.24%) CMDB
6 29 (2.03%) Driving Licence
7 27 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 23 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 22 (1.54%) Statistics
10 18 (1.26%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.12%) Clustering
12 16 (1.12%) Tandem
13 15 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 15 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.91%) Equities
14 13 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
15 10 (0.70%) Data Integration
16 9 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 397 (27.76%) Windows
2 167 (11.68%) Windows 7
3 137 (9.58%) Linux
4 116 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 102 (7.13%) Unix
6 70 (4.90%) Windows XP
7 59 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (3.43%) AIX
10 42 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (2.73%) Windows 2000
12 37 (2.59%) Android
12 37 (2.59%) Windows 8
13 35 (2.45%) Windows 10
14 28 (1.96%) Mac OS X
15 15 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.98%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.91%) Solaris
18 8 (0.56%) MVS
19 7 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (39.23%) ITIL
2 293 (20.49%) Service Management
3 234 (16.36%) Service Delivery
4 170 (11.89%) Incident Management
5 131 (9.16%) Change Management
6 111 (7.76%) Problem Management
7 99 (6.92%) ITSM
8 94 (6.57%) Project Management
9 92 (6.43%) ITIL V3
10 76 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
11 72 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
12 65 (4.55%) Service Design
13 64 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
14 61 (4.27%) Migration
15 60 (4.20%) CRM
16 58 (4.06%) PRINCE2
17 57 (3.99%) Release Management
18 54 (3.78%) Time Management
19 50 (3.50%) Configuration Management
20 49 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (6.71%) SQL
2 60 (4.20%) Java
3 33 (2.31%) PowerShell
4 28 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 18 (1.26%) Perl
6 16 (1.12%) C
7 14 (0.98%) C#
8 13 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.91%) Ruby
9 12 (0.84%) Python
9 12 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.56%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.49%) C++
12 7 (0.49%) VB
13 4 (0.28%) PHP
13 4 (0.28%) VBScript
14 3 (0.21%) COBOL
14 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 160 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 118 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 81 (5.66%) Degree
4 78 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
5 69 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (3.01%) CCNA
8 39 (2.73%) CCNP
9 29 (2.03%) DBS Check
10 25 (1.75%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.75%) MCSE
11 24 (1.68%) MCP
12 22 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.05%) MCSA
14 13 (0.91%) ECDL
15 12 (0.84%) A+ Certification
16 8 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.56%) Sun Certification
16 8 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.82%) QA
2 24 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.070%) COBIT
9 1 (0.070%) COSHH
9 1 (0.070%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.070%) ISO27002
System Software
1 241 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 88 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.96%) vSphere
4 27 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 16 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 16 (1.12%) XenApp
6 15 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.56%) Docker
9 8 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.49%) HDFS
10 7 (0.49%) SRDF
11 6 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.42%) UAG
12 5 (0.35%) Firmware
12 5 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.35%) vCloud
12 5 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (3.29%) SCCM
2 24 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 19 (1.33%) SCOM
4 14 (0.98%) AirWatch
4 14 (0.98%) Puppet
5 13 (0.91%) Ansible
5 13 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 10 (0.70%) WSUS
7 9 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (0.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 9 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.49%) Control-M
8 7 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 7 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (0.49%) Netcool
8 7 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.49%) Terraform
9 6 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 343 (23.99%) Microsoft
2 158 (11.05%) Cisco
3 122 (8.53%) VMware
4 96 (6.71%) HP
5 89 (6.22%) Oracle
6 67 (4.69%) Citrix
7 59 (4.13%) Remedy
8 54 (3.78%) SAP
9 42 (2.94%) Apple
10 41 (2.87%) ServiceNow
11 34 (2.38%) IBM
12 30 (2.10%) Juniper
13 29 (2.03%) Dell
13 29 (2.03%) F5
13 29 (2.03%) LANDesk
14 28 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 28 (1.96%) Huawei
15 24 (1.68%) Avaya
16 23 (1.61%) Red Hat
17 21 (1.47%) Nokia
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £315.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day (neg)
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £52k - 58k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day 10 month contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £8 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Rate: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Competitive salary & excellent benef
Posted: 10 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £680 - £700 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago