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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 114 126 120
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 846 723 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.82% 1.64% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.03% 21.01% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 320 246
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% +4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 77 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.60 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
3673 3441 2964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 7.82% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2057 1685
Average daily rate £413 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% +3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 131 212
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.93 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.96 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +39 284 £350 +3.70% 84
South East -6 217 £319 -3.77% 75
East of England +11 72 £315 +24.75% 31
North West 0 72 £170 -37.03% 31
South West -3 56 £279 +4.69% 20
Yorkshire +9 54 £333 +10.83% 21
West Midlands +3 53 £190 -38.21% 16
East Midlands +5 23 £320 +6.66% 21
North East -11 7 £425 -15.00% 3
Midlands +3 1 £380 -36.66%
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 688 (38.10%) ITIL
2 631 (34.94%) Windows
3 498 (27.57%) Microsoft
4 419 (23.20%) Active Directory
5 333 (18.44%) MS Excel
6 305 (16.89%) MS Office
7 303 (16.78%) Service Delivery
8 302 (16.72%) Finance
9 291 (16.11%) Security Cleared
10 288 (15.95%) Service Management
11 238 (13.18%) Telecoms
12 225 (12.46%) Windows 7
13 215 (11.90%) Cisco
14 211 (11.68%) VMware
15 210 (11.63%) SC Cleared
16 209 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
17 199 (11.02%) Incident Management
18 195 (10.80%) Citrix
19 176 (9.75%) Change Management
20 175 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
21 167 (9.25%) HP
22 153 (8.47%) SQL
22 153 (8.47%) MS Exchange
23 143 (7.92%) Windows XP
24 136 (7.53%) Firewall
25 129 (7.14%) Problem Management
26 124 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
27 121 (6.70%) DNS
28 118 (6.53%) SharePoint
29 116 (6.42%) Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 153 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 118 (6.53%) SharePoint
3 72 (3.99%) IIS
4 68 (3.77%) IBM Notes
5 51 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 48 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (1.50%) Lync
9 21 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (1.05%) WebLogic
11 17 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 16 (0.89%) Apache
13 15 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
15 12 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (0.66%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
16 11 (0.61%) WorkSite
17 10 (0.55%) CMS
18 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 333 (18.44%) MS Excel
2 305 (16.89%) MS Office
3 35 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.78%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (1.00%) assyst
4 13 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 11 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
6 11 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.22%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.22%) SAP Retail
10 3 (0.17%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.17%) SAP QM
10 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.33%) Office 365
2 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.50%) SaaS
5 3 (0.17%) IaaS
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
5 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.11%) GitHub
7 1 (0.055%) Taleo
7 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 136 (7.53%) Firewall
2 121 (6.70%) DNS
3 101 (5.59%) WAN
4 98 (5.43%) LAN
5 91 (5.04%) DHCP
6 86 (4.76%) VPN
7 78 (4.32%) SAN
8 71 (3.93%) TCP/IP
9 65 (3.60%) Internet
9 65 (3.60%) 3G
10 51 (2.82%) Radio Access Network
11 49 (2.71%) Ethernet
12 46 (2.55%) Wireless
13 44 (2.44%) GSM
13 44 (2.44%) 4G
14 42 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (2.21%) OSPF
15 40 (2.21%) BGP
15 40 (2.21%) 2G
16 39 (2.16%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 26 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
3 26 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 16 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (0.72%) SAP BW
8 12 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.50%) MySQL
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (0.33%) BusinessObjects XI
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.28%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (0.83%) JIRA
1 15 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.72%) Subversion
2 13 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.55%) MSI
4 9 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.33%) Ant
8 4 (0.22%) Hudson
9 3 (0.17%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.17%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.17%) Toad
10 2 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.11%) Maven
11 1 (0.055%) Lombardi
General
1 302 (16.72%) Finance
2 238 (13.18%) Telecoms
3 47 (2.60%) Banking
4 38 (2.10%) Retail
5 36 (1.99%) Legal
6 29 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.44%) Back Office
8 24 (1.33%) Law
9 21 (1.16%) Marketing
10 17 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.89%) Games
12 13 (0.72%) Billing
12 13 (0.72%) French Language
13 12 (0.66%) Publishing
13 12 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.44%) Advertising
15 8 (0.44%) Automotive
15 8 (0.44%) German Language
16 7 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 466 (25.80%) Analyst
2 205 (11.35%) Service Analyst
3 177 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 158 (8.75%) Support Engineer
5 155 (8.58%) Service Manager
6 136 (7.53%) Support Analyst
7 106 (5.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 91 (5.04%) Desktop Support
9 75 (4.15%) Administrator
10 68 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
11 65 (3.60%) Services Delivery Manager
12 64 (3.54%) Consultant
13 59 (3.27%) Team Leader
14 57 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
15 54 (2.99%) Field Engineer
16 49 (2.71%) Applications Support
17 46 (2.55%) Desktop Engineer
18 44 (2.44%) Network Engineer
19 43 (2.38%) IT Support
20 42 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.66%) Web Services
2 26 (1.44%) .NET
3 22 (1.22%) Middleware
4 18 (1.00%) HTML
5 17 (0.94%) XML
6 15 (0.83%) J2EE
7 13 (0.72%) CSS
8 12 (0.66%) Application Packaging
9 11 (0.61%) jQuery
10 9 (0.50%) Java EE
10 9 (0.50%) SOAP
11 8 (0.44%) LAMP
12 7 (0.39%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.39%) EDI
13 6 (0.33%) JDBC
13 6 (0.33%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.28%) JNDI
14 5 (0.28%) XMPP
14 5 (0.28%) JMS
14 5 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 209 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (6.37%) Blackberry
3 77 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 36 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 35 (1.94%) Clustering
6 30 (1.66%) Thin Client
6 30 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 29 (1.61%) CMDB
8 27 (1.50%) Statistics
8 27 (1.50%) NHS
9 23 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
10 18 (1.00%) Replication
11 17 (0.94%) Mainframe
12 16 (0.89%) Online Games
13 13 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.61%) FMCG
14 11 (0.61%) User Experience
15 10 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
15 10 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 631 (34.94%) Windows
2 225 (12.46%) Windows 7
3 175 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 143 (7.92%) Windows XP
5 116 (6.42%) Linux
6 106 (5.87%) UNIX
7 101 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (2.16%) Windows 8
10 36 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (1.72%) Solaris
12 30 (1.66%) Windows Vista
13 29 (1.61%) Windows 2000
14 27 (1.50%) Windows NT
15 18 (1.00%) AIX
15 18 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (0.94%) Android
17 10 (0.55%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.55%) CentOS
17 10 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (38.10%) ITIL
2 303 (16.78%) Service Delivery
3 288 (15.95%) Service Management
4 199 (11.02%) Incident Management
5 176 (9.75%) Change Management
6 129 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 100 (5.54%) Project Management
8 95 (5.26%) Line Management
9 77 (4.26%) Configuration Management
10 71 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 71 (3.93%) ITIL V3
11 66 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 64 (3.54%) PRINCE2
13 63 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
14 61 (3.38%) Migration
15 56 (3.10%) Performance Management
15 56 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
16 51 (2.82%) ITSM
16 51 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 51 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 153 (8.47%) SQL
2 49 (2.71%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.44%) Java
4 25 (1.38%) C
5 24 (1.33%) Shell Script
6 21 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 21 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 19 (1.05%) Perl
8 16 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 16 (0.89%) VBScript
9 14 (0.78%) C#
10 12 (0.66%) Python
10 12 (0.66%) VBA
11 10 (0.55%) VB
12 8 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.44%) Korn
12 8 (0.44%) Ruby
13 7 (0.39%) PHP
14 5 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 291 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 210 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 111 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 101 (5.59%) Degree
5 100 (5.54%) ITIL Certification
6 99 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (4.60%) MCSE
8 72 (3.99%) MCP
9 57 (3.16%) CCNA
10 54 (2.99%) DV Cleared
11 47 (2.60%) CCNP
12 25 (1.38%) MCSA
13 22 (1.22%) CISSP
13 22 (1.22%) A+ Certification
14 21 (1.16%) CCIE
15 19 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (0.78%) MOS
17 13 (0.72%) CCSA
18 12 (0.66%) MCITP
19 11 (0.61%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.72%) QA
2 18 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.055%) WCAG
7 1 (0.055%) WAI
7 1 (0.055%) COBIT
7 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.055%) GxP
7 1 (0.055%) GAMP
7 1 (0.055%) P3O
7 1 (0.055%) EMIR
System Software
1 419 (23.20%) Active Directory
2 124 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.10%) vSphere
4 32 (1.77%) VMware ESX
5 30 (1.66%) Terminal Services
5 30 (1.66%) XenApp
6 24 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 20 (1.11%) ISA Server
7 20 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 15 (0.83%) XenDesktop
8 15 (0.83%) vCloud
9 13 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.66%) Firmware
10 12 (0.66%) Terminal Server
11 11 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (0.44%) NFS
13 8 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 74 (4.10%) SCCM
2 51 (2.82%) SCOM
3 45 (2.49%) OpenView
4 35 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 17 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 17 (0.94%) Puppet
5 17 (0.94%) HP SIM
6 15 (0.83%) Backup Exec
7 13 (0.72%) BladeLogic
7 13 (0.72%) Tivoli
8 12 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 11 (0.61%) ARCserve
9 11 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (0.55%) Netcool
11 9 (0.50%) WSUS
11 9 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
12 8 (0.44%) Data Guard
12 8 (0.44%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 498 (27.57%) Microsoft
2 215 (11.90%) Cisco
3 211 (11.68%) VMware
4 195 (10.80%) Citrix
5 167 (9.25%) HP
6 105 (5.81%) Oracle
7 78 (4.32%) Remedy
8 72 (3.99%) Lotus
9 66 (3.65%) Ericsson
10 57 (3.16%) SAP
11 49 (2.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 44 (2.44%) Symantec
13 43 (2.38%) Juniper
14 38 (2.10%) CheckPoint
15 34 (1.88%) F5
16 33 (1.83%) Red Hat
16 33 (1.83%) IBM
17 32 (1.77%) Altiris
18 27 (1.50%) Dell
19 21 (1.16%) Nokia
Ruddington, Nottinghamshire
Capita
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £139 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16.70 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.19 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
JM
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago