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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / England
Rank 153 141 121
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 713 787 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 1.69% 1.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.57% 16.62% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 403 427
Median daily rate £371 £338 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.92% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 77 75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.72 £11.50 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.96 £18.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +23.33%

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
4058 4734 4256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 10.17% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2632 2963 2687
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 181 160
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +79.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £13.33 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £59.20 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £41.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.57% +69.38%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
London -32 211 £434 +23.92% 57
South East -8 187 £400 +23.07% 43
Yorkshire +27 53 £325 +85.71% 20
West Midlands +2 53 £338 -7.84% 23
North East +28 52 £335 -16.25% 5
North West +35 46 £340 +8.80% 20
South West -4 44 £341 -2.50% 14
East of England -23 40 £325 -2.98% 12
East Midlands +9 32 £310 -4.61% 10
Midlands 0 1 £550 -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 626 (40.73%) ITIL
2 443 (28.82%) Windows
3 384 (24.98%) Microsoft
4 306 (19.91%) Service Management
5 281 (18.28%) Finance
6 274 (17.83%) Service Delivery
7 268 (17.44%) Active Directory
8 206 (13.40%) MS Excel
9 197 (12.82%) Security Cleared
10 196 (12.75%) MS Office
11 174 (11.32%) Incident Management
12 171 (11.13%) Cisco
12 171 (11.13%) Windows 7
13 148 (9.63%) Linux
13 148 (9.63%) Change Management
14 145 (9.43%) Windows Server
15 144 (9.37%) Problem Management
16 143 (9.30%) SC Cleared
17 139 (9.04%) VMware
18 121 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
19 115 (7.48%) Unix
20 112 (7.29%) HP
21 107 (6.96%) ITIL V3
22 104 (6.77%) Telecoms
23 102 (6.64%) Oracle
24 101 (6.57%) ITSM
25 100 (6.51%) Degree
26 98 (6.38%) Project Management
27 95 (6.18%) SQL
28 93 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure

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 80 (5.20%) MS Exchange
2 67 (4.36%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 29 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (1.89%) IIS
5 28 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 24 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 22 (1.43%) CMS
9 14 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.59%) iPlanet
12 9 (0.59%) Joomla!
12 9 (0.59%) SAS
12 9 (0.59%) WordPress
13 7 (0.46%) JBoss
Applications
1 206 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 196 (12.75%) MS Office
3 59 (3.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (1.50%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.39%) Maya
7 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.20%) MS Project
9 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.065%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) Maximo
3 5 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.33%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.26%) HFM
5 3 (0.20%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.13%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.13%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 70 (4.55%) Office 365
2 52 (3.38%) PaaS
3 51 (3.32%) IaaS
4 38 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 36 (2.34%) SaaS
6 30 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.33%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.20%) HP Helion
10 3 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
10 3 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.13%) GitHub
11 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.13%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.065%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.065%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.065%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 92 (5.99%) DNS
1 92 (5.99%) Firewall
2 71 (4.62%) DHCP
2 71 (4.62%) SAN
3 66 (4.29%) WAN
4 60 (3.90%) Internet
5 59 (3.84%) VPN
6 52 (3.38%) TCP/IP
7 49 (3.19%) LAN
8 47 (3.06%) Wireless
9 30 (1.95%) MPLS
10 29 (1.89%) VoIP
11 27 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (1.76%) Network Security
12 25 (1.63%) Intranet
13 21 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (1.30%) BGP
15 18 (1.17%) OSPF
15 18 (1.17%) Skype
16 17 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 21 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 15 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (0.72%) DB2
8 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.65%) Big Data
9 10 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.59%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.46%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.46%) MySQL
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.39%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (0.98%) JIRA
2 13 (0.85%) Subversion
3 6 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.39%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.26%) Artifactory
4 4 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.26%) MSI
5 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.13%) JMeter
6 2 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.065%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.065%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.065%) GitLab
7 1 (0.065%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.065%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.065%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.065%) Toad
7 1 (0.065%) Travis CI
General
1 281 (18.28%) Finance
2 104 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 62 (4.03%) Banking
4 45 (2.93%) Retail
5 39 (2.54%) Legal
6 25 (1.63%) Billing
7 24 (1.56%) Law
8 23 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 22 (1.43%) Back Office
10 20 (1.30%) Marketing
11 11 (0.72%) German Language
11 11 (0.72%) Publishing
12 10 (0.65%) Advertising
12 10 (0.65%) Electronics
12 10 (0.65%) French Language
12 10 (0.65%) Front Office
12 10 (0.65%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.59%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.52%) Italian Language
15 6 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 343 (22.32%) Analyst
2 142 (9.24%) Service Analyst
2 142 (9.24%) Support Engineer
3 123 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 114 (7.42%) Support Analyst
5 108 (7.03%) Service Manager
6 90 (5.86%) Field Engineer
7 85 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 81 (5.27%) Field Service Engineer
9 75 (4.88%) Administrator
10 64 (4.16%) Consultant
11 58 (3.77%) Architect
12 55 (3.58%) Desktop Support
13 48 (3.12%) Delivery Manager
14 47 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
15 46 (2.99%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 46 (2.99%) IT Manager
15 46 (2.99%) Network Engineer
16 45 (2.93%) Service Desk Support
17 44 (2.86%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.41%) .NET
2 31 (2.02%) Web Services
3 22 (1.43%) HTML
4 19 (1.24%) J2EE
5 18 (1.17%) XML
6 17 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 16 (1.04%) Spring
8 14 (0.91%) CSS
9 13 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 13 (0.85%) JSP
9 13 (0.85%) Middleware
10 12 (0.78%) Hibernate
10 12 (0.78%) Java EE
11 11 (0.72%) JSF
12 7 (0.46%) jQuery
12 7 (0.46%) Node.js
12 7 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 7 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (0.39%) Ajax
13 6 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 121 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 87 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.41%) Driving Licence
5 36 (2.34%) Blackberry
6 29 (1.89%) CMDB
6 29 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.82%) Clustering
7 28 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 24 (1.56%) Statistics
9 21 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.04%) Smartphone
10 16 (1.04%) Tandem
11 14 (0.91%) Equities
11 14 (0.91%) Fat Client
11 14 (0.91%) Thin Client
11 14 (0.91%) VCE vBlock
12 11 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.65%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 443 (28.82%) Windows
2 171 (11.13%) Windows 7
3 148 (9.63%) Linux
4 145 (9.43%) Windows Server
5 115 (7.48%) Unix
6 79 (5.14%) Windows XP
7 74 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (4.68%) AIX
9 71 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (2.60%) Windows 10
11 40 (2.60%) Windows 2000
12 39 (2.54%) Windows 8
13 29 (1.89%) Android
14 28 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (1.76%) Mac OS X
15 27 (1.76%) Solaris
16 18 (1.17%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.91%) Windows NT
18 12 (0.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (40.73%) ITIL
2 306 (19.91%) Service Management
3 274 (17.83%) Service Delivery
4 174 (11.32%) Incident Management
5 148 (9.63%) Change Management
6 144 (9.37%) Problem Management
7 107 (6.96%) ITIL V3
8 101 (6.57%) ITSM
9 98 (6.38%) Project Management
10 82 (5.34%) Continuous Improvement
11 79 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
12 75 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
13 71 (4.62%) Release Management
14 67 (4.36%) Service Design
15 64 (4.16%) Time Management
16 63 (4.10%) CRM
16 63 (4.10%) Migration
17 61 (3.97%) High Availability
18 60 (3.90%) Configuration Management
19 58 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 95 (6.18%) SQL
2 66 (4.29%) Java
3 44 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 24 (1.56%) C#
5 22 (1.43%) C
6 20 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 20 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 18 (1.17%) Perl
8 12 (0.78%) Ruby
9 10 (0.65%) Python
9 10 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.65%) VB.NET
9 10 (0.65%) VBScript
10 9 (0.59%) VB
11 8 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.39%) C++
12 6 (0.39%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.20%) COBOL
13 3 (0.20%) PHP
14 2 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 197 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 143 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 100 (6.51%) Degree
4 81 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
6 50 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 47 (3.06%) CCNA
8 42 (2.73%) CCNP
9 34 (2.21%) DV Cleared
10 31 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 27 (1.76%) MCSE
12 26 (1.69%) MCP
13 25 (1.63%) DBS Check
14 16 (1.04%) MCSA
15 15 (0.98%) A+ Certification
16 14 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (0.91%) RHCE
16 14 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.85%) ECDL
18 10 (0.65%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 28 (1.82%) QA
3 27 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.91%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.59%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 1 (0.065%) COSHH
10 1 (0.065%) ISO22301
System Software
1 268 (17.44%) Active Directory
2 93 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.89%) vSphere
4 24 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (1.37%) VMware ESX
7 19 (1.24%) XenApp
8 16 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 13 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.72%) KVM
12 10 (0.65%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.52%) Firmware
13 8 (0.52%) SRDF
13 8 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.46%) Docker
14 7 (0.46%) HDFS
15 5 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
15 5 (0.33%) UAG
15 5 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 56 (3.64%) SCCM
2 29 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 24 (1.56%) SCOM
4 19 (1.24%) NetBackup
5 17 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 16 (1.04%) WSUS
7 15 (0.98%) AirWatch
8 14 (0.91%) Puppet
8 14 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (0.85%) Ansible
10 11 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 9 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
12 8 (0.52%) CA Wily
12 8 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.46%) Netcool
13 7 (0.46%) Terraform
13 7 (0.46%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 384 (24.98%) Microsoft
2 171 (11.13%) Cisco
3 139 (9.04%) VMware
4 112 (7.29%) HP
5 102 (6.64%) Oracle
6 78 (5.07%) Citrix
7 53 (3.45%) SAP
8 52 (3.38%) Remedy
9 48 (3.12%) ServiceNow
10 41 (2.67%) IBM
10 41 (2.67%) Red Hat
11 36 (2.34%) Apple
11 36 (2.34%) EMC
12 32 (2.08%) F5
13 31 (2.02%) Dell
14 29 (1.89%) Juniper
15 27 (1.76%) CheckPoint
15 27 (1.76%) LANDesk
16 24 (1.56%) Avaya
16 24 (1.56%) NetApp
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £20 to £28 per hour 4 Months +
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Global Intec
Salary: To attract the best
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Rate: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Competitive salary & excellent benef
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 13 days ago