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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 153 123 118
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -5
Contract jobs citing SLA 812 922 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.79% 1.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.15% 19.76% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 462 406
Median daily rate £318 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £123 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 77 92
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £29.16 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
4475 4666 4639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.76% 9.06% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 2878 2856
Median daily rate £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 151 204
Median hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +26.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 2 May 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
South East -7 246 £308 -5.38% 70
London -44 246 £350 - 51
East of England +10 66 £214 -19.24% 14
South West -1 58 £278 +11.00% 15
North East +4 56 £285 -5.00% 8
West Midlands -23 53 £375 +97.36% 27
North West -18 47 £295 +51.28% 21
Yorkshire -34 29 £130 -35.00% 10
East Midlands -40 13 £431 +21.47% 19
Midlands - 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 684 (42.91%) ITIL
2 477 (29.92%) Windows
3 372 (23.34%) Microsoft
4 300 (18.82%) Service Delivery
5 280 (17.57%) Active Directory
6 274 (17.19%) Service Management
7 273 (17.13%) Finance
8 238 (14.93%) Incident Management
9 204 (12.80%) Telecoms
10 203 (12.74%) MS Office
11 190 (11.92%) Cisco
12 182 (11.42%) Windows 7
13 180 (11.29%) MS Excel
14 177 (11.10%) Problem Management
15 175 (10.98%) Change Management
15 175 (10.98%) Windows Server
16 173 (10.85%) SQL
17 172 (10.79%) Security Cleared
18 159 (9.97%) Linux
19 155 (9.72%) Oracle
20 150 (9.41%) Unix
21 136 (8.53%) SC Cleared
22 135 (8.47%) Citrix
23 129 (8.09%) SQL Server
24 125 (7.84%) VMware
25 123 (7.72%) Project Management
25 123 (7.72%) Degree
26 120 (7.53%) HP
27 116 (7.28%) Java
28 114 (7.15%) Firewall

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 93 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 82 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.20%) IIS
3 35 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 32 (2.01%) IBM Notes
5 30 (1.88%) Skype for Business
6 26 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.07%) JBoss
9 15 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.82%) CMS
12 11 (0.69%) Apache
12 11 (0.69%) Node.js
13 10 (0.63%) IBM Domino
14 9 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 203 (12.74%) MS Office
2 180 (11.29%) MS Excel
3 38 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.50%) MS Project
6 6 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.19%) QuarkXPress
8 3 (0.19%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 11 (0.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 10 (0.63%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 9 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
5 9 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.44%) Summit
8 6 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
8 6 (0.38%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.25%) Finacle
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (0.19%) BASE24
11 3 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.44%) Office 365
3 16 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
3 16 (1.00%) Amazon S3
3 16 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 16 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.25%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.13%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.13%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.13%) Yammer
8 1 (0.063%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.063%) GitHub
8 1 (0.063%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.063%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (7.15%) Firewall
2 90 (5.65%) LAN
3 84 (5.27%) WAN
4 83 (5.21%) SAN
5 78 (4.89%) Internet
6 76 (4.77%) TCP/IP
6 76 (4.77%) Wireless
7 59 (3.70%) DNS
7 59 (3.70%) VPN
8 57 (3.58%) VoIP
9 47 (2.95%) 3G
10 44 (2.76%) Network Security
11 43 (2.70%) DHCP
12 29 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (1.76%) Unified Communications
14 26 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (1.57%) MPLS
16 22 (1.38%) 4G
16 22 (1.38%) LTE
17 21 (1.32%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 20 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 17 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (0.88%) DB2
10 13 (0.82%) MS Access
11 12 (0.75%) Big Data
12 11 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (1.57%) JIRA
2 19 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.00%) Subversion
4 13 (0.82%) Maven
5 10 (0.63%) Checkstyle
5 10 (0.63%) FindBugs
6 7 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.31%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.19%) MSI
8 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.13%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.13%) Gradle
9 2 (0.13%) JMeter
9 2 (0.13%) JUnit
10 1 (0.063%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.063%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.063%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.063%) Mockito
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle APEX
General
1 273 (17.13%) Finance
2 204 (12.80%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.95%) Banking
4 58 (3.64%) Retail
5 55 (3.45%) Front Office
6 44 (2.76%) Billing
7 35 (2.20%) Legal
8 26 (1.63%) Back Office
9 17 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.94%) German Language
10 15 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.94%) Spanish Language
11 14 (0.88%) Games
11 14 (0.88%) Marketing
12 12 (0.75%) Law
13 11 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.56%) French Language
15 6 (0.38%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 313 (19.64%) Analyst
2 186 (11.67%) Support Engineer
3 142 (8.91%) Service Manager
4 118 (7.40%) Service Analyst
5 97 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 93 (5.83%) Support Analyst
7 77 (4.83%) Administrator
7 77 (4.83%) Network Engineer
8 68 (4.27%) Desktop Support
9 56 (3.51%) Incident Manager
10 55 (3.45%) IT Support
11 51 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
12 50 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
13 47 (2.95%) Delivery Manager
13 47 (2.95%) Developer
13 47 (2.95%) Project Manager
14 45 (2.82%) Consultant
14 45 (2.82%) IT Analyst
15 42 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
15 42 (2.63%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.83%) Web Services
2 43 (2.70%) .NET
3 32 (2.01%) XML
4 20 (1.25%) SOAP
5 16 (1.00%) HTML
5 16 (1.00%) JMS
6 15 (0.94%) ASP.NET
6 15 (0.94%) Ext JS
6 15 (0.94%) Middleware
7 14 (0.88%) REST
8 13 (0.82%) CSS
8 13 (0.82%) Hibernate
9 12 (0.75%) jQuery
9 12 (0.75%) Spring
10 10 (0.63%) Java EE
10 10 (0.63%) WCF
11 9 (0.56%) RESTful
11 9 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (0.44%) ELK Stack
12 7 (0.44%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.65%) Management Information System
2 101 (6.34%) Data Centre
3 96 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.89%) Blackberry
5 44 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.13%) Clustering
7 28 (1.76%) Mainframe
8 25 (1.57%) CMDB
9 23 (1.44%) Statistics
10 22 (1.38%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 17 (1.07%) Replication
13 16 (1.00%) NHS
14 15 (0.94%) Fat Client
14 15 (0.94%) Hedge funds
14 15 (0.94%) PMI
14 15 (0.94%) Thin Client
15 13 (0.82%) iPhone
16 12 (0.75%) Derivative
16 12 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 477 (29.92%) Windows
2 182 (11.42%) Windows 7
3 175 (10.98%) Windows Server
4 159 (9.97%) Linux
5 150 (9.41%) Unix
6 104 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (4.33%) Windows 8
8 69 (4.33%) Windows XP
9 56 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 52 (3.26%) Solaris
11 34 (2.13%) AIX
12 31 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 31 (1.94%) Windows Vista
13 30 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (1.51%) Windows NT
15 21 (1.32%) Windows 2000
16 17 (1.07%) Windows 10
17 16 (1.00%) Debian
18 15 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (42.91%) ITIL
2 300 (18.82%) Service Delivery
3 274 (17.19%) Service Management
4 238 (14.93%) Incident Management
5 177 (11.10%) Problem Management
6 175 (10.98%) Change Management
7 123 (7.72%) Project Management
8 96 (6.02%) ITIL V3
9 91 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 89 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (5.08%) ITSM
12 75 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 69 (4.33%) CRM
14 68 (4.27%) Migration
15 66 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 60 (3.76%) Configuration Management
17 50 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (3.07%) Line Management
19 48 (3.01%) Ticket Management
20 45 (2.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 173 (10.85%) SQL
2 116 (7.28%) Java
3 50 (3.14%) JavaScript
4 42 (2.63%) Python
5 37 (2.32%) PL/SQL
6 33 (2.07%) Perl
7 31 (1.94%) C#
7 31 (1.94%) Shell Script
8 30 (1.88%) Bash Shell
9 29 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 25 (1.57%) C
11 22 (1.38%) VB
12 16 (1.00%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.88%) C++
14 13 (0.82%) VBScript
15 10 (0.63%) Erlang
15 10 (0.63%) Go
16 8 (0.50%) AWK
16 8 (0.50%) sed
17 6 (0.38%) JCL
Qualifications
1 172 (10.79%) Security Cleared
2 136 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 123 (7.72%) Degree
4 95 (5.96%) ITIL Certification
5 93 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 50 (3.14%) CCNA
8 41 (2.57%) CCNP
9 31 (1.94%) MCSE
10 26 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 25 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 23 (1.44%) MCP
13 18 (1.13%) DV Cleared
13 18 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 16 (1.00%) PMI Certification
15 15 (0.94%) HNC
16 13 (0.82%) CCIE
17 9 (0.56%) ISEB
17 9 (0.56%) MCSA
18 8 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.88%) QA
2 15 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.31%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.19%) SEPA
8 2 (0.13%) GPG13
8 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.063%) BS7799
9 1 (0.063%) COBIT
9 1 (0.063%) GAAP
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.063%) P3O
System Software
1 280 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 83 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 32 (2.01%) XenApp
5 15 (0.94%) VMware ESX
6 13 (0.82%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.69%) ISA Server
7 11 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 10 (0.63%) NFS
9 9 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.50%) vSphere
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.44%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.31%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.31%) Docker
13 5 (0.31%) UAG
14 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.25%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 64 (4.02%) SCCM
2 26 (1.63%) Tivoli
3 20 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 19 (1.19%) MOM
4 19 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 18 (1.13%) Puppet
5 18 (1.13%) SCOM
6 15 (0.94%) Simpana
7 14 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.82%) Control-M
9 11 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
9 11 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
11 9 (0.56%) Ansible
11 9 (0.56%) CA Wily
11 9 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
11 9 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.56%) OpenView
11 9 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 372 (23.34%) Microsoft
2 190 (11.92%) Cisco
3 155 (9.72%) Oracle
4 135 (8.47%) Citrix
5 125 (7.84%) VMware
6 120 (7.53%) HP
7 102 (6.40%) Remedy
8 54 (3.39%) ServiceNow
9 52 (3.26%) SAP
10 48 (3.01%) Juniper
11 46 (2.89%) Huawei
12 45 (2.82%) CheckPoint
12 45 (2.82%) Nokia
13 39 (2.45%) BMC
13 39 (2.45%) F5
14 37 (2.32%) IBM
15 34 (2.13%) Symantec
16 32 (2.01%) Lotus
17 31 (1.94%) Red Hat
17 31 (1.94%) Veritas
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