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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 114 111 150
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +39
Contract jobs citing SLA 894 903 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.79% 1.83% 1.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.30% 22.58% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 416 315
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 100 57
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +11.20%
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
4009 4000 3298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.01% 8.11% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2549 2475 2062
Average daily rate £420 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 186 101
Average hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £20.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +7.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £11.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.85 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +15 280 £350 - 79
South East +1 248 £363 +31.81% 74
East of England +18 76 £180 -25.00% 23
Yorkshire -9 56 £225 -33.82% 19
East Midlands +19 54 £425 +78.94% 19
West Midlands -24 54 £301 +0.33% 30
North West -19 53 £256 +28.12% 43
South West -36 47 £250 -23.66% 18
North East +2 19 £281 -27.18% 7
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 693 (38.39%) ITIL
2 517 (28.64%) Windows
3 403 (22.33%) Microsoft
4 332 (18.39%) Active Directory
5 315 (17.45%) Finance
6 312 (17.29%) Service Management
7 308 (17.06%) MS Office
8 271 (15.01%) Service Delivery
9 260 (14.40%) MS Excel
10 233 (12.91%) Security Cleared
11 230 (12.74%) Telecoms
12 212 (11.75%) Windows 7
13 209 (11.58%) Change Management
14 189 (10.47%) SQL
15 188 (10.42%) Incident Management
16 181 (10.03%) SC Cleared
16 181 (10.03%) Citrix
17 169 (9.36%) Cisco
18 168 (9.31%) VMware
19 165 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
20 156 (8.64%) HP
21 150 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
22 145 (8.03%) Project Management
23 137 (7.59%) Problem Management
24 125 (6.93%) MS Exchange
25 124 (6.87%) Degree
26 116 (6.43%) Firewall
27 113 (6.26%) Windows XP
27 113 (6.26%) Line Management
28 106 (5.87%) Agile Software Development

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 125 (6.93%) MS Exchange
2 91 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.44%) IIS
4 42 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (2.27%) IBM Notes
6 33 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (1.27%) WebLogic
8 21 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.11%) Lync
10 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.61%) CMS
12 11 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.44%) AquaLogic
13 8 (0.44%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 308 (17.06%) MS Office
2 260 (14.40%) MS Excel
3 51 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 32 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.11%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.055%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 16 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
4 15 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
5 12 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.44%) assyst
6 8 (0.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.33%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 4 (0.22%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.22%) SAP QM
10 4 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.11%) Office 365
2 15 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.33%) PaaS
4 6 (0.33%) IaaS
5 5 (0.28%) SaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.11%) Joyent
7 2 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.055%) GitHub
8 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.43%) Firewall
2 99 (5.48%) LAN
3 88 (4.88%) WAN
4 87 (4.82%) GSM
5 82 (4.54%) UMTS
5 82 (4.54%) VPN
6 80 (4.43%) Radio Access Network
7 75 (4.16%) SAN
8 74 (4.10%) DNS
9 70 (3.88%) Wireless
10 67 (3.71%) Ethernet
11 58 (3.21%) 3G
12 57 (3.16%) RNC
12 57 (3.16%) Internet
13 55 (3.05%) TCP/IP
14 54 (2.99%) SDH
14 54 (2.99%) ATM
15 48 (2.66%) DHCP
16 46 (2.55%) 2G
17 43 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.22%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 16 (0.89%) SAP BW
6 15 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.72%) Big Data
7 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.66%) DB2
8 12 (0.66%) MySQL
9 11 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
10 9 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 7 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (0.94%) Ant
2 10 (0.55%) Subversion
3 8 (0.44%) JIRA
3 8 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.17%) WinDbg
4 3 (0.17%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.17%) Maven
4 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.11%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.11%) Toad
5 2 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.055%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.055%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.055%) Hudson
6 1 (0.055%) Axure RP
General
1 315 (17.45%) Finance
2 230 (12.74%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.60%) Banking
4 40 (2.22%) Retail
5 35 (1.94%) Legal
6 32 (1.77%) Marketing
7 31 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.72%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.33%) Law
9 22 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (0.83%) Games
10 15 (0.83%) Back Office
11 14 (0.78%) Billing
12 13 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.61%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.39%) Local Government
15 6 (0.33%) Automotive
15 6 (0.33%) Advertising
16 5 (0.28%) Front Office
16 5 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 451 (24.99%) Analyst
2 211 (11.69%) Service Analyst
3 172 (9.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 156 (8.64%) Service Manager
5 139 (7.70%) Support Engineer
6 133 (7.37%) Support Analyst
7 89 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 80 (4.43%) Consultant
9 69 (3.82%) Delivery Manager
10 66 (3.66%) Field Engineer
10 66 (3.66%) Desktop Support
11 65 (3.60%) 1st Line Support
12 63 (3.49%) Administrator
12 63 (3.49%) Services Delivery Manager
13 61 (3.38%) Network Engineer
14 48 (2.66%) Incident Manager
15 47 (2.60%) Developer
16 46 (2.55%) Architect
17 45 (2.49%) Project Manager
18 44 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (2.71%) .NET
2 35 (1.94%) Web Services
3 33 (1.83%) HTML
4 27 (1.50%) J2EE
4 27 (1.50%) SOAP
5 24 (1.33%) XML
6 22 (1.22%) Middleware
7 12 (0.66%) CSS
8 11 (0.61%) Application Packaging
9 9 (0.50%) JMS
9 9 (0.50%) JDBC
9 9 (0.50%) JNDI
10 6 (0.33%) XMPP
10 6 (0.33%) Spring
10 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.28%) HTML5
11 5 (0.28%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.22%) jQuery
12 4 (0.22%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.21%) Data Centre
3 83 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 63 (3.49%) Blackberry
5 51 (2.83%) NHS
6 28 (1.55%) Statistics
7 26 (1.44%) Hedge funds
8 22 (1.22%) Clustering
9 20 (1.11%) CMDB
10 19 (1.05%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.00%) User Experience
12 17 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 15 (0.83%) Replication
14 13 (0.72%) Online Games
15 11 (0.61%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.61%) FMCG
16 10 (0.55%) iPhone
17 9 (0.50%) Mobile App
17 9 (0.50%) iPad
17 9 (0.50%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 517 (28.64%) Windows
2 212 (11.75%) Windows 7
3 150 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 113 (6.26%) Windows XP
5 104 (5.76%) Linux
6 82 (4.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (4.32%) UNIX
8 67 (3.71%) Windows 8
9 50 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (1.11%) Windows 2000
12 18 (1.00%) Android
13 15 (0.83%) HPUX
14 13 (0.72%) Windows NT
15 12 (0.66%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.61%) Solaris
17 10 (0.55%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.44%) AIX
19 7 (0.39%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (38.39%) ITIL
2 312 (17.29%) Service Management
3 271 (15.01%) Service Delivery
4 209 (11.58%) Change Management
5 188 (10.42%) Incident Management
6 145 (8.03%) Project Management
7 137 (7.59%) Problem Management
8 113 (6.26%) Line Management
9 106 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (4.65%) ITSM
11 81 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (4.38%) Configuration Management
13 74 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
14 70 (3.88%) PRINCE2
15 64 (3.55%) WFM
16 63 (3.49%) Coaching
17 59 (3.27%) Root Cause Analysis
17 59 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 58 (3.21%) Performance Management
19 54 (2.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 189 (10.47%) SQL
2 62 (3.43%) PowerShell
3 49 (2.71%) Java
4 42 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 30 (1.66%) PL/SQL
6 24 (1.33%) VB
7 22 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 18 (1.00%) Bash Shell
9 16 (0.89%) Perl
10 15 (0.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 14 (0.78%) C#
11 14 (0.78%) VBScript
12 13 (0.72%) VBA
13 12 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.66%) PHP
14 11 (0.61%) C
15 8 (0.44%) Ruby
15 8 (0.44%) Python
16 5 (0.28%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.17%) REXX
Qualifications
1 233 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 181 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 124 (6.87%) Degree
4 101 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
6 85 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 64 (3.55%) CCNA
8 62 (3.43%) CCNP
9 57 (3.16%) MCSE
10 56 (3.10%) MCP
11 44 (2.44%) DV Cleared
12 31 (1.72%) MCSA
13 22 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (1.11%) A+ Certification
15 19 (1.05%) CISSP
16 17 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (0.89%) PMI Certification
18 15 (0.83%) PMP
19 14 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
20 12 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.83%) QA
2 19 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.11%) COBIT
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.055%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.055%) EMIR
5 1 (0.055%) FATCA
5 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 332 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 80 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 31 (1.72%) vSphere
5 30 (1.66%) VMware ESX
6 27 (1.50%) XenApp
7 21 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 17 (0.94%) Xen
9 15 (0.83%) vCloud
10 14 (0.78%) Firmware
11 12 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.55%) Terminal Server
13 7 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.39%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
14 5 (0.28%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.28%) XenServer
15 4 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.17%) IAG
Systems Management
1 58 (3.21%) SCCM
2 40 (2.22%) OpenView
3 25 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 22 (1.22%) SCOM
5 18 (1.00%) OVSD
6 17 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (0.78%) Puppet
8 11 (0.61%) RANCID
9 10 (0.55%) ARCserve
9 10 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.50%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.39%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.39%) WMI
13 6 (0.33%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.33%) NSN NetAct
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 403 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 181 (10.03%) Citrix
3 169 (9.36%) Cisco
4 168 (9.31%) VMware
5 156 (8.64%) HP
6 91 (5.04%) Oracle
7 89 (4.93%) Ericsson
8 82 (4.54%) SAP
9 66 (3.66%) Remedy
10 61 (3.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 51 (2.83%) Symantec
12 41 (2.27%) Lotus
13 40 (2.22%) Juniper
14 37 (2.05%) IBM
14 37 (2.05%) F5
15 26 (1.44%) Dell
16 25 (1.39%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.39%) CheckPoint
17 24 (1.33%) SolarWinds
17 24 (1.33%) NetApp
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