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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 142 118 126
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 775 865 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.64% 1.88% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.81% 19.83% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 424 341
Average daily rate £338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 79 80
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
4611 4361 3977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 9.46% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2905 2707 2335
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 150
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +31.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £10.97 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £47.90 £43.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 268 £325 -7.14% 80
South East +1 232 £318 +3.75% 71
East of England -6 66 £370 +18.40% 36
South West -4 54 £350 +16.66% 26
West Midlands -17 53 £378 +118.84% 29
North West -56 33 £275 +59.42% 21
Yorkshire -32 30 £175 -47.95% 17
East Midlands -10 24 £325 - 17
North East -24 8 £350 -22.22% 11
Midlands 0 2 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 646 (39.93%) ITIL
2 484 (29.91%) Windows
3 375 (23.18%) Microsoft
4 306 (18.91%) Finance
5 299 (18.48%) Service Delivery
6 269 (16.63%) Service Management
7 258 (15.95%) Active Directory
8 195 (12.05%) Cisco
9 193 (11.93%) MS Office
10 186 (11.50%) MS Excel
11 183 (11.31%) Security Cleared
12 181 (11.19%) SQL
13 180 (11.12%) Windows 7
14 172 (10.63%) Telecoms
14 172 (10.63%) Incident Management
15 159 (9.83%) Change Management
16 152 (9.39%) Linux
17 148 (9.15%) Problem Management
18 147 (9.09%) Unix
19 140 (8.65%) Citrix
20 137 (8.47%) Oracle
20 137 (8.47%) SC Cleared
21 124 (7.66%) Windows Server
22 120 (7.42%) Data Centre
22 120 (7.42%) VMware
22 120 (7.42%) SQL Server
23 119 (7.35%) Project Management
24 115 (7.11%) Firewall
25 112 (6.92%) Java
26 110 (6.80%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 98 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 83 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 51 (3.15%) IIS
4 47 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (2.41%) IBM Notes
6 38 (2.35%) Lync
6 38 (2.35%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 23 (1.42%) JBoss
9 17 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (0.99%) Node.js
11 14 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.74%) Apache
14 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (0.49%) IBM Domino
15 7 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 193 (11.93%) MS Office
2 186 (11.50%) MS Excel
3 52 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.80%) MS Project
6 9 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.19%) QuarkXPress
10 2 (0.12%) SPSS
11 1 (0.062%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.062%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
1 22 (1.36%) Oracle Receivables
1 22 (1.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 20 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
3 19 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
4 15 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
6 10 (0.62%) Oracle AGIS
7 7 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 6 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.31%) Summit
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.55%) Office 365
3 16 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (0.99%) Amazon Glacier
3 16 (0.99%) Amazon S3
3 16 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 13 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.49%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.19%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.19%) SaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.12%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.062%) GitHub
9 1 (0.062%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.062%) PaaS
9 1 (0.062%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 115 (7.11%) Firewall
2 96 (5.93%) LAN
3 90 (5.56%) Wireless
4 89 (5.50%) DNS
5 81 (5.01%) Internet
6 78 (4.82%) WAN
7 72 (4.45%) TCP/IP
8 68 (4.20%) VPN
9 64 (3.96%) VoIP
10 62 (3.83%) DHCP
11 60 (3.71%) SAN
12 48 (2.97%) Cisco ASA
13 44 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
14 40 (2.47%) Network Security
15 31 (1.92%) 3G
15 31 (1.92%) MPLS
16 27 (1.67%) 4G
16 27 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
17 24 (1.48%) BGP
18 23 (1.42%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 33 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 24 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
5 20 (1.24%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.80%) Big Data
9 13 (0.80%) MS Access
9 13 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (0.62%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (1.24%) Jenkins
1 20 (1.24%) JIRA
2 19 (1.17%) Subversion
3 14 (0.87%) Maven
4 9 (0.56%) Checkstyle
4 9 (0.56%) FindBugs
5 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.25%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.19%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.19%) Gradle
8 3 (0.19%) Introscope
8 3 (0.19%) JMeter
8 3 (0.19%) JUnit
8 3 (0.19%) Mockito
8 3 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.12%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.12%) MSI
9 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 306 (18.91%) Finance
2 172 (10.63%) Telecoms
3 78 (4.82%) Banking
4 52 (3.21%) Retail
5 42 (2.60%) Billing
6 39 (2.41%) Front Office
7 30 (1.85%) Back Office
8 24 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.48%) Legal
9 19 (1.17%) Marketing
10 16 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.68%) French Language
13 9 (0.56%) Law
14 8 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.43%) German Language
15 7 (0.43%) Local Government
16 6 (0.37%) Games
17 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 379 (23.42%) Analyst
2 149 (9.21%) Service Analyst
3 144 (8.90%) Support Engineer
4 136 (8.41%) Service Manager
5 120 (7.42%) Service Desk Analyst
6 98 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 83 (5.13%) Administrator
8 81 (5.01%) Network Engineer
9 71 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
10 65 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 63 (3.89%) Delivery Manager
12 61 (3.77%) Desktop Support
13 56 (3.46%) Consultant
14 53 (3.28%) Project Manager
15 50 (3.09%) Services Delivery Manager
16 49 (3.03%) IT Support
17 47 (2.90%) Service Desk Support
18 45 (2.78%) IT Manager
19 42 (2.60%) Developer
20 39 (2.41%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.90%) Web Services
2 39 (2.41%) XML
3 38 (2.35%) .NET
4 26 (1.61%) HTML
5 17 (1.05%) jQuery
5 17 (1.05%) Middleware
5 17 (1.05%) REST
6 16 (0.99%) SOAP
7 15 (0.93%) HTML5
8 13 (0.80%) JMS
8 13 (0.80%) Spring
8 13 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (0.68%) Hibernate
10 10 (0.62%) Ext JS
10 10 (0.62%) RESTful
11 9 (0.56%) Java EE
11 9 (0.56%) SAP XI
12 8 (0.49%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.43%) CSS
13 7 (0.43%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 110 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 47 (2.90%) CMDB
6 42 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
8 30 (1.85%) NHS
9 29 (1.79%) Statistics
10 28 (1.73%) Driving Licence
11 25 (1.55%) Mainframe
12 23 (1.42%) Clustering
13 20 (1.24%) PMI
14 15 (0.93%) iPad
15 13 (0.80%) iPhone
16 12 (0.74%) CESG
17 11 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
18 10 (0.62%) CCTV
18 10 (0.62%) Smart Meter
19 8 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 484 (29.91%) Windows
2 180 (11.12%) Windows 7
3 152 (9.39%) Linux
4 147 (9.09%) Unix
5 124 (7.66%) Windows Server
6 86 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (4.57%) Windows XP
8 60 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (3.28%) Windows 8
11 46 (2.84%) Solaris
12 36 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 33 (2.04%) Windows NT
14 31 (1.92%) Windows Vista
15 27 (1.67%) Apple iOS
16 26 (1.61%) AIX
17 24 (1.48%) Windows 2000
18 22 (1.36%) MVS
19 21 (1.30%) Android
20 16 (0.99%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (39.93%) ITIL
2 299 (18.48%) Service Delivery
3 269 (16.63%) Service Management
4 172 (10.63%) Incident Management
5 159 (9.83%) Change Management
6 148 (9.15%) Problem Management
7 119 (7.35%) Project Management
8 88 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (4.94%) ITSM
10 75 (4.64%) Migration
11 72 (4.45%) PRINCE2
12 66 (4.08%) CRM
13 62 (3.83%) Configuration Management
14 61 (3.77%) Asset Management
14 61 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 61 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
15 56 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (3.09%) ITIL V3
17 49 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
18 48 (2.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 181 (11.19%) SQL
2 112 (6.92%) Java
3 53 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 46 (2.84%) PowerShell
5 39 (2.41%) Python
6 32 (1.98%) Bash Shell
7 26 (1.61%) Perl
8 22 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 20 (1.24%) C
10 19 (1.17%) C#
10 19 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.62%) VB
12 9 (0.56%) Erlang
12 9 (0.56%) Go
12 9 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.49%) AWK
13 8 (0.49%) sed
14 7 (0.43%) VBScript
15 6 (0.37%) VBA
16 5 (0.31%) C++
Qualifications
1 183 (11.31%) Security Cleared
2 137 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 108 (6.67%) Degree
4 100 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (5.87%) ITIL Certification
6 62 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 61 (3.77%) CCNA
8 38 (2.35%) CCNP
9 35 (2.16%) MCSE
10 30 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 27 (1.67%) MCP
12 24 (1.48%) PMI Certification
13 20 (1.24%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.11%) CCIE
15 17 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.74%) HNC
16 12 (0.74%) MCITP
17 10 (0.62%) DBS Check
18 9 (0.56%) A+ Certification
18 9 (0.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.04%) QA
2 20 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.25%) RMADS
7 2 (0.12%) GPG13
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
7 2 (0.12%) SEPA
8 1 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.062%) GAAP
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.062%) ISO27002
System Software
1 258 (15.95%) Active Directory
2 87 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.73%) XenApp
5 15 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 15 (0.93%) vSphere
6 14 (0.87%) NFS
6 14 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 14 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.62%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 8 (0.49%) Docker
8 8 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.31%) XenServer
11 4 (0.25%) NDS
11 4 (0.25%) Novell eDirectory
11 4 (0.25%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 70 (4.33%) SCCM
2 26 (1.61%) SCOM
3 19 (1.17%) Control-M
4 18 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (1.05%) Puppet
6 16 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 14 (0.87%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.68%) MOM
8 11 (0.68%) OpenView
9 10 (0.62%) CA Wily
10 9 (0.56%) Ansible
11 8 (0.49%) Graphite
11 8 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.49%) Simpana
11 8 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
12 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 375 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 195 (12.05%) Cisco
3 140 (8.65%) Citrix
4 137 (8.47%) Oracle
5 120 (7.42%) VMware
6 104 (6.43%) Remedy
7 87 (5.38%) HP
8 60 (3.71%) Juniper
9 53 (3.28%) SAP
10 43 (2.66%) ServiceNow
11 42 (2.60%) Nokia
12 40 (2.47%) Huawei
13 39 (2.41%) Lotus
14 38 (2.35%) IBM
15 36 (2.22%) CheckPoint
16 33 (2.04%) Symantec
17 28 (1.73%) Red Hat
17 28 (1.73%) Veritas
18 27 (1.67%) NetApp
19 26 (1.61%) F5
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Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
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South East London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Logix Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
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Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
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Rate: £250 - £260 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
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South West London
Reed Technology
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Testing Circle Ltd
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
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Cumbria
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Daisy Group
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Reading, Berkshire
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Essex
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Yeovil
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