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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 118 140 116
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 915 760 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 1.58% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.30% 20.57% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 340 344
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £140 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 70 107
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -5.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £20.55 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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
4104 3695 4205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.85% 7.66% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2519 2218 2382
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 146 204
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +42 285 £341 -2.50% 101
South East +6 239 £279 -14.23% 85
South West +11 101 £200 -38.46% 31
West Midlands 0 66 £213 -14.14% 18
East of England -10 62 £275 +18.27% 28
North West -3 55 £136 -58.23% 29
Yorkshire +4 54 £335 +7.20% 20
East Midlands +4 31 £300 +17.07% 11
North East -16 23 £425 - 2
Midlands 0 2 £545 +48.29%
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 662 (37.40%) ITIL
2 581 (32.82%) Windows
3 510 (28.81%) Microsoft
4 401 (22.66%) Active Directory
5 366 (20.68%) Security Cleared
6 308 (17.40%) MS Excel
7 300 (16.95%) Service Delivery
8 285 (16.10%) Service Management
9 280 (15.82%) MS Office
10 272 (15.37%) Finance
11 271 (15.31%) SC Cleared
12 231 (13.05%) Windows 7
13 216 (12.20%) HP
14 203 (11.47%) SQL
15 195 (11.02%) Telecoms
16 185 (10.45%) Cisco
17 179 (10.11%) Incident Management
18 177 (10.00%) VMware
19 174 (9.83%) Citrix
20 164 (9.27%) Oracle
21 159 (8.98%) Windows XP
22 149 (8.42%) Change Management
23 145 (8.19%) Problem Management
24 142 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
25 141 (7.97%) UNIX
26 133 (7.51%) MS Exchange
27 132 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
28 123 (6.95%) Linux
29 122 (6.89%) Blackberry
30 121 (6.84%) SQL Server

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 133 (7.51%) MS Exchange
2 106 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 57 (3.22%) IBM Notes
3 57 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 39 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 36 (2.03%) IIS
7 26 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
9 21 (1.19%) Apache
10 16 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (0.85%) WebLogic
11 15 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (0.79%) Lync
12 14 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.73%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.62%) MS Project Server
16 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 308 (17.40%) MS Excel
2 280 (15.82%) MS Office
3 38 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.58%) MS Project
6 12 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 33 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 25 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
5 20 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
6 19 (1.07%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.62%) assyst
8 9 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
8 9 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
10 7 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
11 6 (0.34%) SAP Retail
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 5 (0.28%) SiteCatalyst
13 4 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
14 3 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
14 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.19%) Office 365
2 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.34%) SaaS
5 5 (0.28%) PaaS
6 4 (0.23%) IaaS
7 2 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.056%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.056%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.056%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 105 (5.93%) DNS
2 101 (5.71%) Firewall
3 90 (5.08%) DHCP
4 80 (4.52%) LAN
5 73 (4.12%) WAN
6 70 (3.95%) SAN
7 63 (3.56%) VPN
8 58 (3.28%) TCP/IP
9 50 (2.82%) 3G
10 43 (2.43%) Wireless
11 40 (2.26%) Internet
12 37 (2.09%) LDAP
13 36 (2.03%) VoIP
14 35 (1.98%) LTE
15 30 (1.69%) Cisco PIX
16 29 (1.64%) 4G
17 23 (1.30%) 2G
17 23 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (1.24%) Broadband
18 22 (1.24%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 51 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 50 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 34 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 33 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
8 28 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (0.96%) Relational Database
11 16 (0.90%) OLAP
12 13 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
13 11 (0.62%) MySQL
14 10 (0.56%) IDOL
14 10 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
14 10 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.56%) Subversion
4 10 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.45%) JIRA
6 7 (0.40%) Maven
7 6 (0.34%) Toad
7 6 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.28%) MSI
9 3 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.17%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.17%) Ant
9 3 (0.17%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.056%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.056%) Moq
11 1 (0.056%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.056%) Apache Continuum
General
1 272 (15.37%) Finance
2 195 (11.02%) Telecoms
3 69 (3.90%) Banking
4 40 (2.26%) Retail
5 39 (2.20%) Legal
6 38 (2.15%) Back Office
7 30 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.36%) Marketing
9 21 (1.19%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.07%) Front Office
10 19 (1.07%) Law
11 17 (0.96%) General Ledger
12 16 (0.90%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.85%) Publishing
14 12 (0.68%) Billing
15 10 (0.56%) Advertising
16 9 (0.51%) French Language
16 9 (0.51%) German Language
17 8 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 455 (25.71%) Analyst
2 171 (9.66%) Service Analyst
3 154 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 148 (8.36%) Support Engineer
5 134 (7.57%) Service Manager
6 131 (7.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 104 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 88 (4.97%) Desktop Support
9 85 (4.80%) Administrator
10 69 (3.90%) Consultant
11 67 (3.79%) 1st Line Support
12 65 (3.67%) Project Manager
13 61 (3.45%) Applications Support
14 55 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
15 54 (3.05%) DBA
16 53 (2.99%) Network Engineer
17 48 (2.71%) Delivery Manager
18 46 (2.60%) Services Delivery Manager
19 40 (2.26%) Developer
19 40 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.92%) .NET
1 34 (1.92%) XML
2 30 (1.69%) Web Services
3 27 (1.53%) Middleware
4 20 (1.13%) HTML
5 19 (1.07%) CSS
6 14 (0.79%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 11 (0.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 10 (0.56%) Application Packaging
10 9 (0.51%) jQuery
10 9 (0.51%) LAMP
11 8 (0.45%) J2EE
11 8 (0.45%) HTML5
12 6 (0.34%) Java EE
13 5 (0.28%) JMS
13 5 (0.28%) JDBC
13 5 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (0.23%) SOAP
14 4 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 142 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (6.89%) Blackberry
3 111 (6.27%) Management Information System
4 50 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 50 (2.82%) Statistics
5 41 (2.32%) Clustering
6 38 (2.15%) CMDB
7 37 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 37 (2.09%) Thin Client
8 27 (1.53%) NHS
9 26 (1.47%) Hedge funds
10 22 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 22 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (0.79%) iPad
11 14 (0.79%) Replication
11 14 (0.79%) Mathematics
12 13 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.68%) Handset
13 12 (0.68%) iPhone
14 11 (0.62%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 581 (32.82%) Windows
2 231 (13.05%) Windows 7
3 159 (8.98%) Windows XP
4 141 (7.97%) UNIX
5 123 (6.95%) Linux
6 120 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (6.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (3.05%) Solaris
9 37 (2.09%) Windows Vista
10 34 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 21 (1.19%) Windows NT
13 21 (1.19%) Windows 2000
14 17 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (0.90%) CentOS
16 12 (0.68%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.62%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.56%) MVS
18 10 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 662 (37.40%) ITIL
2 300 (16.95%) Service Delivery
3 285 (16.10%) Service Management
4 179 (10.11%) Incident Management
5 149 (8.42%) Change Management
6 145 (8.19%) Problem Management
7 109 (6.16%) Project Management
8 89 (5.03%) ITSM
9 80 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 72 (4.07%) Workflow
11 71 (4.01%) Migration
11 71 (4.01%) Configuration Management
12 70 (3.95%) PRINCE2
13 69 (3.90%) ITIL V3
14 65 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 60 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
18 46 (2.60%) Change Control
19 45 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (11.47%) SQL
2 43 (2.43%) Java
3 40 (2.26%) T-SQL
4 34 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 30 (1.69%) C
6 22 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 21 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.07%) C#
9 18 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.90%) Perl
11 14 (0.79%) Python
12 13 (0.73%) VB
13 11 (0.62%) VBScript
14 9 (0.51%) VBA
14 9 (0.51%) PHP
15 5 (0.28%) Ruby
16 4 (0.23%) JCL
16 4 (0.23%) ABAP
17 3 (0.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 3 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 366 (20.68%) Security Cleared
2 271 (15.31%) SC Cleared
3 132 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 119 (6.72%) Degree
5 97 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
6 77 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (3.90%) MCP
8 63 (3.56%) MCSE
8 63 (3.56%) DV Cleared
9 55 (3.11%) CCNA
10 44 (2.49%) CCNP
11 33 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 24 (1.36%) MCSA
13 19 (1.07%) MCTS
14 17 (0.96%) MCITP
15 15 (0.85%) A+ Certification
15 15 (0.85%) CISSP
16 14 (0.79%) CCIE
16 14 (0.79%) MCDST
17 10 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.58%) QA
2 16 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.17%) COBIT
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) BS7799
5 2 (0.11%) BS15000
5 2 (0.11%) GxP
5 2 (0.11%) BS25999
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.056%) WCAG
6 1 (0.056%) WAI
6 1 (0.056%) GAMP
6 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.056%) Basel II
System Software
1 401 (22.66%) Active Directory
2 113 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.15%) vSphere
4 33 (1.86%) XenApp
5 31 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 30 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (1.24%) Terminal Services
8 20 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 17 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
10 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (0.68%) ISA Server
11 12 (0.68%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.62%) vCloud
13 8 (0.45%) Terminal Server
13 8 (0.45%) Hyper-V
14 7 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.34%) NFS
16 4 (0.23%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.23%) XenServer
17 3 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 89 (5.03%) SCCM
2 55 (3.11%) SCOM
3 48 (2.71%) NetBackup
4 45 (2.54%) OpenView
5 37 (2.09%) Control-M
6 34 (1.92%) HP SIM
7 27 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (1.47%) Backup Exec
9 23 (1.30%) Data Guard
10 22 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 20 (1.13%) Nagios
11 20 (1.13%) Tivoli
12 16 (0.90%) OVSD
13 13 (0.73%) ARCserve
14 11 (0.62%) Puppet
14 11 (0.62%) Netcool
14 11 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
15 10 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
16 9 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 510 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 216 (12.20%) HP
3 185 (10.45%) Cisco
4 177 (10.00%) VMware
5 174 (9.83%) Citrix
6 164 (9.27%) Oracle
7 89 (5.03%) Remedy
8 57 (3.22%) Lotus
9 53 (2.99%) SAP
10 52 (2.94%) Symantec
11 46 (2.60%) CA
12 41 (2.32%) BMC
13 39 (2.20%) IBM
14 37 (2.09%) CheckPoint
15 36 (2.03%) Juniper
16 32 (1.81%) Red Hat
17 26 (1.47%) AppSense
17 26 (1.47%) Intel
18 25 (1.41%) Veritas
18 25 (1.41%) Lumension
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