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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 153 141 135
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 847 891 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.69% 1.68% 1.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.19% 17.77% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 423 388
Median daily rate £313 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 104 107
Median hourly rate £13.98 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £26.25 £26.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.55
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.71%
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
4657 5015 4939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.27% 9.47% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3035 3219 3061
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £403 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 199 204
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.64 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.39% +10.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £55.70 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +28.51%

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -33 262 £378 +4.13% 49
South East +4 229 £345 +6.15% 57
North East +38 100 £265 +0.95% 4
South West -1 53 £250 -29.17% 19
West Midlands -18 49 £325 +4.00% 25
East of England -12 44 £280 +30.23% 24
Yorkshire -3 43 £193 -45.00% 16
North West -27 39 £273 -9.16% 24
East Midlands -5 23 £138 +61.76% 12
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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.

1 731 (44.68%) ITIL
2 478 (29.22%) Windows
3 431 (26.34%) Microsoft
4 318 (19.44%) Service Delivery
5 308 (18.83%) Active Directory
6 283 (17.30%) Security Cleared
7 280 (17.11%) Finance
8 258 (15.77%) Incident Management
9 254 (15.53%) Service Management
10 233 (14.24%) MS Excel
11 226 (13.81%) Windows Server
12 224 (13.69%) MS Office
13 223 (13.63%) HP
14 216 (13.20%) Problem Management
15 215 (13.14%) Oracle
16 212 (12.96%) SC Cleared
17 186 (11.37%) Change Management
18 178 (10.88%) Cisco
19 161 (9.84%) Linux
20 158 (9.66%) SQL
21 151 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
22 145 (8.86%) Windows 7
22 145 (8.86%) Unix
23 144 (8.80%) Telecoms
24 138 (8.44%) SAN
25 134 (8.19%) Project Management
26 132 (8.07%) VMware
27 130 (7.95%) Firewall
27 130 (7.95%) Management Information System
28 129 (7.89%) Degree

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 90 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 86 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 46 (2.81%) IIS
4 37 (2.26%) WebLogic
5 28 (1.71%) Skype for Business
6 21 (1.28%) IBM Notes
7 18 (1.10%) CMS
8 17 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (0.79%) Apache
10 13 (0.79%) iPlanet
11 11 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.61%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.37%) Confluence
16 6 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 233 (14.24%) MS Excel
2 224 (13.69%) MS Office
3 45 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 42 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.37%) MS Project
7 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.061%) Maya
8 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.24%) assyst
5 4 (0.24%) BASE24
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.18%) HFM
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 66 (4.03%) Office 365
2 25 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.61%) SaaS
4 8 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.49%) PaaS
5 7 (0.43%) Yammer
6 6 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (0.37%) HP Helion
7 5 (0.31%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.24%) IaaS
9 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.061%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.061%) GitHub
10 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.061%) Linode
10 1 (0.061%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 138 (8.44%) SAN
2 130 (7.95%) Firewall
3 96 (5.87%) DNS
4 93 (5.68%) LAN
5 92 (5.62%) WAN
6 88 (5.38%) DHCP
7 83 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 68 (4.16%) VPN
9 63 (3.85%) Internet
10 54 (3.30%) Wireless
11 40 (2.44%) VoIP
12 39 (2.38%) 3G
13 37 (2.26%) Network Security
14 31 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (1.83%) BIG-IP
15 30 (1.83%) MPLS
16 29 (1.77%) IP Telephony
17 27 (1.65%) Intranet
18 25 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (1.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.65%) Relational Database
4 26 (1.59%) DB2
5 20 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.55%) MySQL
6 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (0.49%) Big Data
7 8 (0.49%) MS Access
7 8 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 6 (0.37%) EDRMS
9 6 (0.37%) SAP BI
9 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.31%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.24%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 22 (1.34%) JIRA
2 13 (0.79%) MSI
3 9 (0.55%) Subversion
4 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.31%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.31%) JMeter
7 4 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.24%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.18%) git-flow
9 1 (0.061%) FindBugs
9 1 (0.061%) GitLab
9 1 (0.061%) Gradle
9 1 (0.061%) JUnit
9 1 (0.061%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.061%) Vagrant
General
1 280 (17.11%) Finance
2 144 (8.80%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.48%) Banking
4 54 (3.30%) Retail
5 39 (2.38%) Legal
6 34 (2.08%) Front Office
7 23 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.34%) Spanish Language
9 19 (1.16%) Back Office
9 19 (1.16%) German Language
10 18 (1.10%) French Language
11 17 (1.04%) Marketing
12 16 (0.98%) Italian Language
13 15 (0.92%) Law
14 13 (0.79%) Billing
14 13 (0.79%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.67%) Advertising
16 9 (0.55%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.55%) Publishing
17 7 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 331 (20.23%) Analyst
2 173 (10.57%) Support Engineer
3 143 (8.74%) Service Analyst
4 129 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 126 (7.70%) Service Manager
6 110 (6.72%) Support Analyst
7 95 (5.81%) Administrator
8 64 (3.91%) Desktop Support
9 60 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 52 (3.18%) Delivery Manager
11 51 (3.12%) Services Delivery Manager
12 50 (3.06%) IT Support
13 47 (2.87%) Developer
13 47 (2.87%) IT Analyst
14 46 (2.81%) Consultant
15 43 (2.63%) 1st Line Support
16 42 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
16 42 (2.57%) Network Engineer
16 42 (2.57%) Project Manager
17 41 (2.51%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.00%) .NET
2 42 (2.57%) Web Services
3 38 (2.32%) Middleware
4 35 (2.14%) CSS
5 30 (1.83%) HTML
6 26 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 21 (1.28%) Flash
7 21 (1.28%) jQuery
8 14 (0.86%) J2EE
8 14 (0.86%) XML
9 13 (0.79%) JSP
10 12 (0.73%) HTML5
11 11 (0.67%) WCF
12 10 (0.61%) Node.js
13 9 (0.55%) MAPI
13 9 (0.55%) REST
14 8 (0.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (0.43%) Spring
16 6 (0.37%) DCOM
16 6 (0.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (7.95%) Management Information System
2 113 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (6.11%) Data Centre
4 70 (4.28%) Clustering
5 49 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.20%) CMDB
7 35 (2.14%) Blackberry
8 31 (1.89%) Driving Licence
8 31 (1.89%) Mainframe
9 25 (1.53%) Virtual Team
10 24 (1.47%) Replication
11 19 (1.16%) Fat Client
11 19 (1.16%) Thin Client
11 19 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (0.98%) Statistics
13 15 (0.92%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.79%) Smartphone
15 11 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.61%) EMC VNX
16 10 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 478 (29.22%) Windows
2 226 (13.81%) Windows Server
3 161 (9.84%) Linux
4 145 (8.86%) Unix
4 145 (8.86%) Windows 7
5 102 (6.23%) AIX
6 81 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (4.52%) Solaris
8 57 (3.48%) Windows 8
9 56 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 51 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (3.12%) Windows XP
12 35 (2.14%) Windows 10
13 20 (1.22%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.04%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.67%) Windows NT
16 10 (0.61%) MVS
16 10 (0.61%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 731 (44.68%) ITIL
2 318 (19.44%) Service Delivery
3 258 (15.77%) Incident Management
4 254 (15.53%) Service Management
5 216 (13.20%) Problem Management
6 186 (11.37%) Change Management
7 151 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 134 (8.19%) Project Management
9 116 (7.09%) ITIL V3
10 93 (5.68%) ITSM
11 90 (5.50%) Release Management
12 84 (5.13%) Configuration Management
13 83 (5.07%) High Availability
14 77 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
15 73 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 71 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
17 65 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
18 63 (3.85%) Migration
19 61 (3.73%) Performance Management
19 61 (3.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (9.66%) SQL
2 68 (4.16%) Java
3 47 (2.87%) JavaScript
4 41 (2.51%) PowerShell
4 41 (2.51%) VB
5 37 (2.26%) C#
6 33 (2.02%) Perl
7 31 (1.89%) C
7 31 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 28 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 24 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.28%) VB.NET
11 16 (0.98%) Python
12 15 (0.92%) C++
12 15 (0.92%) VBScript
13 6 (0.37%) VB6
14 5 (0.31%) JCL
15 4 (0.24%) PHP
15 4 (0.24%) Ruby
16 3 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 283 (17.30%) Security Cleared
2 212 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 129 (7.89%) Degree
4 91 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 76 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 69 (4.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 55 (3.36%) DV Cleared
9 49 (3.00%) CCNA
10 47 (2.87%) CCNP
11 36 (2.20%) RHCE
12 34 (2.08%) MCP
13 32 (1.96%) MCSE
14 31 (1.89%) AAT
15 21 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.92%) A+ Certification
17 14 (0.86%) HNC
18 12 (0.73%) CCIE
18 12 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 11 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.69%) ISO 9001
2 38 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.92%) QA
7 13 (0.79%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.31%) GPG13
8 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.12%) SEPA
11 1 (0.061%) BS7799
11 1 (0.061%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.061%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.061%) MiFID
System Software
1 308 (18.83%) Active Directory
2 80 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (2.20%) KVM
5 35 (2.14%) XenApp
6 24 (1.47%) VMware ESX
7 21 (1.28%) Firmware
7 21 (1.28%) ISA Server
8 18 (1.10%) Hyper-V
8 18 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (1.04%) vSphere
10 14 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (0.49%) NFS
12 8 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.31%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.31%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 69 (4.22%) SCCM
2 53 (3.24%) EMC NetWorker
3 39 (2.38%) Tivoli
4 29 (1.77%) SCOM
5 24 (1.47%) MOM
6 22 (1.34%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.22%) WSUS
8 19 (1.16%) HP SiteScope
8 19 (1.16%) OpenView
9 16 (0.98%) Puppet
10 15 (0.92%) Perfmon
11 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Clustering
12 13 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 12 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
13 12 (0.73%) Nagios
14 11 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
15 10 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 8 (0.49%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 431 (26.34%) Microsoft
2 223 (13.63%) HP
3 215 (13.14%) Oracle
4 178 (10.88%) Cisco
5 132 (8.07%) VMware
6 125 (7.64%) Citrix
7 82 (5.01%) ServiceNow
8 72 (4.40%) Remedy
9 71 (4.34%) Red Hat
10 63 (3.85%) EMC
11 56 (3.42%) CA
12 54 (3.30%) SAP
13 52 (3.18%) IBM
14 44 (2.69%) BMC
15 40 (2.44%) F5
16 31 (1.89%) CheckPoint
17 30 (1.83%) Juniper
18 27 (1.65%) Huawei
19 25 (1.53%) NetApp
20 23 (1.41%) LANDesk
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