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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 103 126 127
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 928 794 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.68% 1.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.54% 21.06% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 326 287
Average daily rate
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£311 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 96 80
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £23.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +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
3942 3770 3142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.11% 7.97% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2272 1838
Average daily rate £400 £412 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 161 152
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £10.56 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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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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 +6 273 £350 -12.50% 91
South East -3 230 £300 -2.04% 74
South West +22 81 £303 +73.00% 41
West Midlands +2 77 £250 -23.07% 23
North West -13 69 £263 +18.24% 22
Yorkshire +1 61 £175 -46.15% 30
East of England +21 60 £250 +81.81% 28
East Midlands +14 60 £340 +13.33% 15
North East +5 13 £300 -13.35% 7
Midlands +2 1 £380 -36.66%
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 708 (38.84%) ITIL
2 566 (31.05%) Windows
3 448 (24.57%) Microsoft
4 351 (19.25%) Active Directory
5 315 (17.28%) MS Office
5 315 (17.28%) Finance
6 308 (16.90%) MS Excel
7 301 (16.51%) Service Delivery
8 295 (16.18%) Service Management
9 265 (14.54%) Telecoms
10 245 (13.44%) Security Cleared
11 202 (11.08%) Change Management
12 200 (10.97%) Windows 7
13 197 (10.81%) Citrix
14 194 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
15 191 (10.48%) Incident Management
16 190 (10.42%) Cisco
17 185 (10.15%) SC Cleared
18 177 (9.71%) VMware
19 164 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
20 144 (7.90%) HP
21 142 (7.79%) SQL
22 138 (7.57%) Line Management
23 130 (7.13%) MS Exchange
24 126 (6.91%) Problem Management
25 124 (6.80%) Project Management
26 120 (6.58%) Firewall
26 120 (6.58%) Windows XP
27 115 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
28 111 (6.09%) ITIL Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 130 (7.13%) MS Exchange
2 90 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 65 (3.57%) IBM Notes
4 59 (3.24%) IIS
5 43 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 26 (1.43%) Lync
8 22 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 15 (0.82%) Lotus Domino
10 15 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.60%) CMS
13 10 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (0.49%) WorkSite
14 9 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (0.44%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 315 (17.28%) MS Office
2 308 (16.90%) MS Excel
3 41 (2.25%) MS Visio
4 38 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.99%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 24 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
3 17 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
3 17 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
3 17 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.55%) assyst
5 7 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
7 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.22%) SAP QM
8 4 (0.22%) SAP Retail
9 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.99%) Office 365
2 12 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.49%) SaaS
3 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.27%) IaaS
5 4 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.11%) Joyent
7 1 (0.055%) GitHub
7 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.055%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 120 (6.58%) Firewall
2 105 (5.76%) LAN
3 99 (5.43%) WAN
4 95 (5.21%) Radio Access Network
5 94 (5.16%) GSM
6 89 (4.88%) VPN
6 89 (4.88%) DNS
7 88 (4.83%) UMTS
8 80 (4.39%) Ethernet
9 69 (3.78%) RNC
10 68 (3.73%) TCP/IP
10 68 (3.73%) ATM
11 66 (3.62%) SDH
12 65 (3.57%) DHCP
13 64 (3.51%) Wireless
14 61 (3.35%) 3G
14 61 (3.35%) SAN
15 60 (3.29%) Internet
16 48 (2.63%) 2G
17 46 (2.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
3 24 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 21 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.66%) SAP BW
7 11 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.49%) MySQL
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.27%) Big Data
12 5 (0.27%) QlikView
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (0.82%) JIRA
2 13 (0.71%) Git (software)
3 12 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (0.66%) Subversion
3 12 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (0.55%) Ant
5 9 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.33%) MSI
8 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.22%) Hudson
10 3 (0.16%) Toad
10 3 (0.16%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.16%) Maven
11 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.11%) JUnit
11 2 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
12 1 (0.055%) MSBuild
General
1 315 (17.28%) Finance
2 265 (14.54%) Telecoms
3 54 (2.96%) Banking
4 41 (2.25%) Legal
5 40 (2.19%) Retail
6 28 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.43%) Law
7 26 (1.43%) Marketing
8 21 (1.15%) Games
8 21 (1.15%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.93%) Billing
9 17 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 13 (0.71%) Back Office
11 12 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.55%) French Language
13 8 (0.44%) Local Government
13 8 (0.44%) Publishing
14 7 (0.38%) Advertising
15 6 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 478 (26.22%) Analyst
2 210 (11.52%) Service Analyst
3 178 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 159 (8.72%) Support Engineer
5 151 (8.28%) Service Manager
6 146 (8.01%) Support Analyst
7 91 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
8 86 (4.72%) Field Engineer
9 77 (4.22%) Delivery Manager
10 76 (4.17%) Desktop Support
11 71 (3.89%) Services Delivery Manager
12 66 (3.62%) 1st Line Support
13 62 (3.40%) Consultant
14 58 (3.18%) Network Engineer
15 57 (3.13%) Administrator
16 55 (3.02%) Team Leader
17 48 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
18 40 (2.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 40 (2.19%) Incident Manager
19 39 (2.14%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.81%) Web Services
2 32 (1.76%) .NET
3 20 (1.10%) HTML
4 16 (0.88%) XML
5 15 (0.82%) SOAP
5 15 (0.82%) J2EE
5 15 (0.82%) CSS
6 14 (0.77%) Middleware
7 9 (0.49%) XMPP
7 9 (0.49%) Application Packaging
7 9 (0.49%) jQuery
8 8 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.44%) JNDI
8 8 (0.44%) JDBC
8 8 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.44%) JMS
9 7 (0.38%) EDI
9 7 (0.38%) LAMP
10 5 (0.27%) REST
11 4 (0.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 194 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.22%) Blackberry
3 76 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.14%) NHS
5 36 (1.97%) Statistics
6 33 (1.81%) Clustering
7 25 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.21%) Replication
9 21 (1.15%) CMDB
10 19 (1.04%) Online Games
10 19 (1.04%) Hedge funds
11 17 (0.93%) Fat Client
11 17 (0.93%) Thin Client
11 17 (0.93%) User Experience
12 14 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.60%) FMCG
13 11 (0.60%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.49%) iPhone
15 8 (0.44%) DataPower
15 8 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 566 (31.05%) Windows
2 200 (10.97%) Windows 7
3 164 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 120 (6.58%) Windows XP
5 104 (5.70%) Linux
6 89 (4.88%) UNIX
6 89 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (3.07%) Windows 8
8 50 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.48%) Windows 2000
10 25 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.26%) Windows Vista
11 23 (1.26%) Windows NT
12 20 (1.10%) Solaris
13 19 (1.04%) HPUX
13 19 (1.04%) Android
14 16 (0.88%) AIX
15 14 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.55%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (38.84%) ITIL
2 301 (16.51%) Service Delivery
3 295 (16.18%) Service Management
4 202 (11.08%) Change Management
5 191 (10.48%) Incident Management
6 138 (7.57%) Line Management
7 126 (6.91%) Problem Management
8 124 (6.80%) Project Management
9 101 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
10 78 (4.28%) Configuration Management
11 75 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 75 (4.11%) WFM
12 72 (3.95%) PRINCE2
13 70 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 68 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
15 63 (3.46%) ITIL V3
15 63 (3.46%) Migration
15 63 (3.46%) ITSM
16 59 (3.24%) Coaching
17 55 (3.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 142 (7.79%) SQL
2 41 (2.25%) PowerShell
3 37 (2.03%) Shell Script
3 37 (2.03%) Java
4 27 (1.48%) PL/SQL
5 25 (1.37%) JavaScript
6 17 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 16 (0.88%) Perl
8 13 (0.71%) C
8 13 (0.71%) C#
9 10 (0.55%) VBA
9 10 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.55%) VBScript
9 10 (0.55%) Korn
10 9 (0.49%) Ruby
10 9 (0.49%) VB
10 9 (0.49%) Python
10 9 (0.49%) PHP
11 8 (0.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 5 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 245 (13.44%) Security Cleared
2 185 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 115 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (6.09%) ITIL Certification
5 109 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 108 (5.92%) Degree
7 78 (4.28%) MCSE
8 77 (4.22%) CCNA
9 71 (3.89%) MCP
10 65 (3.57%) CCNP
11 50 (2.74%) DV Cleared
12 38 (2.08%) MCSA
13 27 (1.48%) A+ Certification
14 19 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
16 15 (0.82%) CCIE
17 13 (0.71%) CISSP
17 13 (0.71%) PMI Certification
17 13 (0.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.47%) QA
2 15 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.11%) COBIT
5 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.055%) P3O
6 1 (0.055%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 351 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 92 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 28 (1.54%) XenApp
4 27 (1.48%) vSphere
5 26 (1.43%) VMware ESX
6 17 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.77%) vCloud
7 14 (0.77%) Firmware
8 12 (0.66%) Terminal Server
8 12 (0.66%) ISA Server
9 11 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.38%) NFS
13 6 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
14 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
14 5 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 69 (3.78%) SCCM
2 47 (2.58%) OpenView
3 34 (1.87%) SCOM
4 31 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (1.04%) Puppet
6 16 (0.88%) OVSD
7 13 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.55%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.49%) Netcool
9 9 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
10 8 (0.44%) RANCID
10 8 (0.44%) Nagios
10 8 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
11 7 (0.38%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.38%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.38%) ARCserve
12 6 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 448 (24.57%) Microsoft
2 197 (10.81%) Citrix
3 190 (10.42%) Cisco
4 177 (9.71%) VMware
5 144 (7.90%) HP
6 106 (5.81%) Ericsson
7 96 (5.27%) Oracle
8 79 (4.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 75 (4.11%) Remedy
10 67 (3.68%) Lotus
11 57 (3.13%) SAP
12 44 (2.41%) F5
13 39 (2.14%) Juniper
14 32 (1.76%) Dell
15 31 (1.70%) IBM
16 30 (1.65%) Red Hat
17 29 (1.59%) CheckPoint
17 29 (1.59%) Symantec
18 27 (1.48%) Altiris
19 23 (1.26%) SolarWinds
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