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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 109 119 119
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 921 815 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 1.76% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.42% 22.21% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 342 260
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £122 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 88 105
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £25.00 £96.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
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
3772 3669 3077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.90% 7.94% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2247 2181 1753
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 142 197
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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 +22 296 £355 +1.42% 110
South East -12 217 £312 -5.45% 77
North West -8 83 £200 -23.07% 34
East of England +23 68 £315 +110.00% 26
South West +6 67 £350 +27.27% 38
West Midlands +4 64 £200 -40.74% 23
Yorkshire +7 61 £265 -18.46% 37
East Midlands +9 45 £350 +16.66% 14
North East +9 13 £400 +23.07% 8
Midlands +1 1 £380 -36.66%
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 698 (37.53%) ITIL
2 618 (33.23%) Windows
3 483 (25.97%) Microsoft
4 405 (21.77%) Active Directory
5 334 (17.96%) MS Excel
6 328 (17.63%) Finance
7 315 (16.94%) MS Office
8 312 (16.77%) Service Delivery
9 295 (15.86%) Service Management
10 283 (15.22%) Telecoms
11 268 (14.41%) Security Cleared
12 221 (11.88%) Windows 7
13 210 (11.29%) Citrix
14 209 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
15 206 (11.08%) VMware
16 200 (10.75%) Cisco
16 200 (10.75%) SC Cleared
17 198 (10.65%) Incident Management
18 195 (10.48%) Change Management
19 178 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
20 163 (8.76%) HP
21 155 (8.33%) SQL
22 151 (8.12%) MS Exchange
23 137 (7.37%) Windows XP
24 136 (7.31%) Problem Management
25 128 (6.88%) Firewall
25 128 (6.88%) Line Management
26 116 (6.24%) Project Management
26 116 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
27 115 (6.18%) Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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
1 151 (8.12%) MS Exchange
2 97 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 73 (3.92%) IBM Notes
4 71 (3.82%) IIS
5 50 (2.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 50 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 27 (1.45%) Lync
7 26 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (1.08%) WebLogic
9 18 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
11 13 (0.70%) Apache
11 13 (0.70%) WorkSite
11 13 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.59%) CMS
14 10 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.48%) AquaLogic
15 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 334 (17.96%) MS Excel
2 315 (16.94%) MS Office
3 34 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.91%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 20 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
4 19 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 19 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.65%) assyst
7 10 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
10 5 (0.27%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.22%) SAP Retail
11 4 (0.22%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.24%) Office 365
2 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.59%) SaaS
3 10 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.22%) PaaS
4 4 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.16%) IaaS
6 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.054%) GitHub
7 1 (0.054%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.054%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 128 (6.88%) Firewall
2 110 (5.91%) WAN
3 109 (5.86%) DNS
4 105 (5.65%) LAN
5 92 (4.95%) VPN
6 88 (4.73%) Radio Access Network
7 87 (4.68%) GSM
8 81 (4.35%) UMTS
8 81 (4.35%) DHCP
9 80 (4.30%) Ethernet
10 79 (4.25%) TCP/IP
11 70 (3.76%) SAN
12 69 (3.71%) Internet
13 66 (3.55%) ATM
13 66 (3.55%) RNC
14 65 (3.49%) SDH
15 58 (3.12%) 3G
16 53 (2.85%) Wireless
17 46 (2.47%) 4G
18 42 (2.26%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 27 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
5 18 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 16 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.70%) SAP BW
9 12 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.59%) MySQL
11 10 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
14 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
15 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (0.97%) JIRA
2 15 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (0.75%) Subversion
3 14 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.54%) MSI
6 9 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.43%) Ant
8 7 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.22%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.22%) Hudson
11 3 (0.16%) Toad
12 2 (0.11%) Maven
12 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.054%) Ranorex
13 1 (0.054%) MSBuild
General
1 328 (17.63%) Finance
2 283 (15.22%) Telecoms
3 47 (2.53%) Banking
4 42 (2.26%) Legal
5 40 (2.15%) Retail
6 28 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.45%) Law
8 26 (1.40%) Marketing
9 21 (1.13%) Games
10 17 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.91%) Back Office
10 17 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.86%) Billing
12 14 (0.75%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.54%) French Language
15 9 (0.48%) Publishing
16 8 (0.43%) Local Government
17 7 (0.38%) Advertising
17 7 (0.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 492 (26.45%) Analyst
2 216 (11.61%) Service Analyst
3 185 (9.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 156 (8.39%) Support Engineer
5 147 (7.90%) Service Manager
6 137 (7.37%) Support Analyst
7 95 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 85 (4.57%) Field Engineer
9 73 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
10 72 (3.87%) Desktop Support
11 68 (3.66%) Services Delivery Manager
12 65 (3.49%) Administrator
13 64 (3.44%) Consultant
14 60 (3.23%) Team Leader
15 57 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
16 48 (2.58%) Desktop Engineer
17 47 (2.53%) Network Engineer
18 44 (2.37%) Applications Support
19 39 (2.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 39 (2.10%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.72%) Web Services
2 31 (1.67%) .NET
3 22 (1.18%) Middleware
4 20 (1.08%) HTML
5 16 (0.86%) J2EE
5 16 (0.86%) XML
6 14 (0.75%) CSS
7 13 (0.70%) Application Packaging
8 11 (0.59%) SOAP
9 9 (0.48%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.48%) jQuery
10 8 (0.43%) JDBC
10 8 (0.43%) LAMP
11 7 (0.38%) EDI
11 7 (0.38%) JMS
11 7 (0.38%) JNDI
12 6 (0.32%) XMPP
12 6 (0.32%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.32%) Java EE
13 5 (0.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 209 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.22%) Blackberry
3 77 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 37 (1.99%) Statistics
5 36 (1.94%) Clustering
6 33 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.72%) NHS
8 27 (1.45%) CMDB
9 22 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 22 (1.18%) Thin Client
10 20 (1.08%) Replication
10 20 (1.08%) Online Games
11 17 (0.91%) Hedge funds
11 17 (0.91%) Mainframe
12 16 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.70%) User Experience
13 13 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
14 12 (0.65%) iPhone
15 11 (0.59%) FMCG
15 11 (0.59%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 618 (33.23%) Windows
2 221 (11.88%) Windows 7
3 178 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 137 (7.37%) Windows XP
5 115 (6.18%) Linux
6 99 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 98 (5.27%) UNIX
8 57 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 32 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.72%) Windows 2000
11 28 (1.51%) Windows NT
12 26 (1.40%) Windows Vista
13 23 (1.24%) Solaris
14 19 (1.02%) Android
15 17 (0.91%) AIX
15 17 (0.91%) HPUX
16 15 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
17 10 (0.54%) CentOS
17 10 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (37.53%) ITIL
2 312 (16.77%) Service Delivery
3 295 (15.86%) Service Management
4 198 (10.65%) Incident Management
5 195 (10.48%) Change Management
6 136 (7.31%) Problem Management
7 128 (6.88%) Line Management
8 116 (6.24%) Project Management
9 97 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (4.46%) Configuration Management
11 80 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 72 (3.87%) PRINCE2
13 71 (3.82%) WFM
14 69 (3.71%) ITIL V3
15 63 (3.39%) Migration
15 63 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
16 60 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
17 56 (3.01%) Performance Management
18 55 (2.96%) ITSM
19 54 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 155 (8.33%) SQL
2 51 (2.74%) PowerShell
3 38 (2.04%) Java
4 34 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 25 (1.34%) PL/SQL
6 24 (1.29%) JavaScript
7 22 (1.18%) C
8 17 (0.91%) VBScript
9 16 (0.86%) Perl
10 15 (0.81%) C#
10 15 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 14 (0.75%) VB
12 13 (0.70%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.65%) VBA
14 10 (0.54%) Python
14 10 (0.54%) Korn
15 8 (0.43%) Ruby
16 7 (0.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 7 (0.38%) PHP
17 5 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 268 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 200 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 113 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (5.65%) Degree
5 102 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
6 101 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
7 85 (4.57%) MCSE
8 74 (3.98%) MCP
9 60 (3.23%) CCNA
10 54 (2.90%) DV Cleared
11 48 (2.58%) VCP4
11 48 (2.58%) CCNP
12 32 (1.72%) MCSA
13 22 (1.18%) CCIE
13 22 (1.18%) A+ Certification
14 20 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (1.02%) CISSP
16 18 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (0.86%) MOS
18 12 (0.65%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.10%) QA
2 17 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.16%) COBIT
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.054%) P3O
7 1 (0.054%) EMIR
7 1 (0.054%) GAMP
7 1 (0.054%) GxP
7 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 405 (21.77%) Active Directory
2 116 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.99%) vSphere
4 34 (1.83%) VMware ESX
5 32 (1.72%) XenApp
6 27 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.08%) Terminal Services
8 18 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.91%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.86%) Terminal Server
11 15 (0.81%) vCloud
12 14 (0.75%) Firmware
12 14 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.70%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.38%) NFS
16 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 80 (4.30%) SCCM
2 58 (3.12%) OpenView
3 40 (2.15%) SCOM
4 37 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (0.97%) Puppet
6 14 (0.75%) HP SIM
7 12 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.65%) OVSD
8 11 (0.59%) Netcool
8 11 (0.59%) ARCserve
8 11 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
9 9 (0.48%) Nagios
10 8 (0.43%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.43%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.43%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (0.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 483 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 210 (11.29%) Citrix
3 206 (11.08%) VMware
4 200 (10.75%) Cisco
5 163 (8.76%) HP
6 109 (5.86%) Oracle
7 102 (5.48%) Ericsson
8 78 (4.19%) Remedy
9 77 (4.14%) Lotus
10 75 (4.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 59 (3.17%) SAP
12 40 (2.15%) Juniper
13 37 (1.99%) Symantec
14 35 (1.88%) F5
15 32 (1.72%) Altiris
15 32 (1.72%) Red Hat
16 31 (1.67%) CheckPoint
17 29 (1.56%) IBM
18 26 (1.40%) Dell
19 22 (1.18%) Nokia
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Heat Recruitment
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Rate: £156 - £195 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £180 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago