The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 119 145 111
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Contract jobs citing SLA 836 706 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.69% 1.52% 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.21% 19.85% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 311 313
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 68 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.84 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £37.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3941 3557 4099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.98% 7.65% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2159 2233
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 142 226
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
SLA
UK

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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 +26 283 £350 -12.50% 90
South East +7 209 £300 -3.61% 68
South West +24 84 £300 -4.00% 39
West Midlands +13 67 £250 -23.07% 28
East of England -21 63 £278 +23.33% 16
North West -1 51 £171 -47.46% 19
Yorkshire -8 38 £310 +2.05% 30
East Midlands -4 23 £185 -47.14% 14
North East -9 17 £426 - 6
Midlands +7 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 642 (37.48%) ITIL
2 558 (32.57%) Windows
3 464 (27.09%) Microsoft
4 325 (18.97%) Active Directory
5 315 (18.39%) Service Delivery
6 298 (17.40%) Security Cleared
7 293 (17.10%) MS Excel
8 284 (16.58%) Finance
9 262 (15.29%) Service Management
9 262 (15.29%) MS Office
10 215 (12.55%) SC Cleared
11 211 (12.32%) Windows 7
12 203 (11.85%) SQL
13 192 (11.21%) Oracle
14 184 (10.74%) Telecoms
15 182 (10.62%) HP
16 168 (9.81%) Citrix
17 159 (9.28%) VMware
18 158 (9.22%) Incident Management
19 151 (8.81%) Problem Management
19 151 (8.81%) Change Management
19 151 (8.81%) Windows XP
20 145 (8.46%) Cisco
21 138 (8.06%) UNIX
22 133 (7.76%) SQL Server
23 124 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 121 (7.06%) MS Exchange
25 119 (6.95%) Project Management
26 111 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
26 111 (6.48%) ITIL Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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
1 121 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 88 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 46 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 35 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 23 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (1.34%) IIS
8 20 (1.17%) Lync
8 20 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
9 16 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.88%) Apache
11 14 (0.82%) CMS
12 12 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 11 (0.64%) MS Project Server
13 11 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.41%) CICS
Applications
1 293 (17.10%) MS Excel
2 262 (15.29%) MS Office
3 39 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.46%) MS Project
4 25 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.058%) Windchill
7 1 (0.058%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 55 (3.21%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 23 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
5 18 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
6 17 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
6 17 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
7 10 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.41%) Remedy AR System
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.35%) SAP Retail
11 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 5 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
12 4 (0.23%) assyst
13 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.28%) Office 365
2 7 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.41%) SaaS
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.29%) PaaS
4 4 (0.23%) IaaS
5 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.058%) GitHub
6 1 (0.058%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.058%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.61%) Firewall
2 77 (4.50%) LAN
3 74 (4.32%) WAN
4 67 (3.91%) SAN
4 67 (3.91%) DNS
5 60 (3.50%) DHCP
6 58 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 56 (3.27%) VPN
8 48 (2.80%) Wireless
9 47 (2.74%) 3G
10 42 (2.45%) Internet
11 41 (2.39%) VoIP
12 33 (1.93%) LTE
13 30 (1.75%) 2G
13 30 (1.75%) LDAP
14 26 (1.52%) 4G
15 25 (1.46%) Ethernet
16 20 (1.17%) NAS
16 20 (1.17%) Cisco PIX
17 19 (1.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.51%) Oracle Database
3 42 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 29 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 27 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
10 26 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (1.11%) Relational Database
12 18 (1.05%) OLAP
13 15 (0.88%) MySQL
14 12 (0.70%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
15 11 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.58%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 15 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (0.82%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.58%) JIRA
6 8 (0.47%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.41%) Subversion
7 7 (0.41%) Maven
7 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.29%) Hudson
9 2 (0.12%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.12%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.12%) Toad
9 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.058%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.058%) NUnit
10 1 (0.058%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.058%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.058%) Ant
General
1 284 (16.58%) Finance
2 184 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 77 (4.50%) Banking
4 45 (2.63%) Legal
5 44 (2.57%) Retail
6 28 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.46%) Back Office
8 24 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.23%) Front Office
10 20 (1.17%) Marketing
11 18 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.82%) Law
13 13 (0.76%) Billing
13 13 (0.76%) Publishing
14 12 (0.70%) General Ledger
15 11 (0.64%) Local Government
15 11 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.58%) Advertising
17 5 (0.29%) French Language
17 5 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 419 (24.46%) Analyst
2 160 (9.34%) Service Analyst
3 149 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 134 (7.82%) Support Engineer
5 130 (7.59%) Service Manager
6 119 (6.95%) Service Desk Analyst
7 84 (4.90%) Administrator
8 77 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 74 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 72 (4.20%) Consultant
11 71 (4.14%) 1st Line Support
11 71 (4.14%) Desktop Support
12 66 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
13 62 (3.62%) Services Delivery Manager
14 61 (3.56%) DBA
15 50 (2.92%) Applications Support
15 50 (2.92%) Desktop Engineer
16 48 (2.80%) Network Engineer
17 46 (2.69%) SQL DBA
18 39 (2.28%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.98%) .NET
2 32 (1.87%) Middleware
3 31 (1.81%) Web Services
4 28 (1.63%) XML
5 26 (1.52%) HTML
6 23 (1.34%) CSS
7 14 (0.82%) HTML5
7 14 (0.82%) ASP.NET
8 12 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 9 (0.53%) J2EE
10 8 (0.47%) LAMP
10 8 (0.47%) jQuery
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.35%) CSS3
12 6 (0.35%) SOAP
13 5 (0.29%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (0.23%) XHTML
14 4 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 106 (6.19%) Management Information System
2 98 (5.72%) Blackberry
3 56 (3.27%) Clustering
4 43 (2.51%) Statistics
5 36 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 36 (2.10%) NHS
6 29 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 29 (1.69%) Thin Client
7 28 (1.63%) CMDB
8 24 (1.40%) Hedge funds
9 21 (1.23%) Mainframe
10 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.88%) iPhone
12 14 (0.82%) Replication
13 13 (0.76%) Open Source
14 12 (0.70%) iPad
14 12 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.70%) PMI
15 11 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (0.58%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 558 (32.57%) Windows
2 211 (12.32%) Windows 7
3 151 (8.81%) Windows XP
4 138 (8.06%) UNIX
5 111 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 106 (6.19%) Linux
7 48 (2.80%) Solaris
8 33 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (1.63%) Windows Vista
10 20 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (1.05%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (0.88%) CentOS
13 14 (0.82%) Windows NT
13 14 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.64%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (37.48%) ITIL
2 315 (18.39%) Service Delivery
3 262 (15.29%) Service Management
4 158 (9.22%) Incident Management
5 151 (8.81%) Problem Management
5 151 (8.81%) Change Management
6 119 (6.95%) Project Management
7 101 (5.90%) ITSM
8 100 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 82 (4.79%) Migration
10 74 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (4.32%) PRINCE2
11 73 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 67 (3.91%) Configuration Management
13 66 (3.85%) Workflow
14 58 (3.39%) ITIL V3
15 57 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
17 48 (2.80%) Change Control
18 45 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 203 (11.85%) SQL
2 48 (2.80%) T-SQL
3 41 (2.39%) Java
4 29 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.63%) C
5 28 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 23 (1.34%) Shell Script
7 19 (1.11%) C#
8 17 (0.99%) Perl
8 17 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 14 (0.82%) Python
9 14 (0.82%) VB
10 8 (0.47%) PHP
11 6 (0.35%) VBScript
12 5 (0.29%) JCL
13 4 (0.23%) C++
13 4 (0.23%) VBA
14 3 (0.18%) Korn
14 3 (0.18%) ABAP
14 3 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 298 (17.40%) Security Cleared
2 215 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 124 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (6.48%) ITIL Certification
5 105 (6.13%) Degree
6 65 (3.79%) MCP
7 62 (3.62%) DV Cleared
8 59 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
9 53 (3.09%) MCSE
10 48 (2.80%) CCNA
11 36 (2.10%) CCNP
12 35 (2.04%) MCSA
13 25 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (1.11%) MCTS
14 19 (1.11%) PMI Certification
15 17 (0.99%) MCDST
15 17 (0.99%) MCITP
16 14 (0.82%) PMP
17 13 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 8 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.75%) QA
2 12 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.23%) COBIT
6 3 (0.18%) BS25999
7 2 (0.12%) Basel II
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.058%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.058%) HL7
8 1 (0.058%) GxP
8 1 (0.058%) BS7799
8 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.058%) BS15000
8 1 (0.058%) Basel III
8 1 (0.058%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 325 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 97 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.93%) VMware ESX
3 33 (1.93%) XenApp
4 31 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (1.23%) vSphere
6 20 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
7 17 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.64%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.53%) vCloud
11 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.35%) NFS
12 6 (0.35%) NLBS
13 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.23%) XenServer
14 4 (0.23%) ProxySG
15 3 (0.18%) Squid
15 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 83 (4.85%) SCCM
2 44 (2.57%) SCOM
3 38 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 35 (2.04%) Control-M
4 35 (2.04%) OpenView
5 22 (1.28%) HP SIM
5 22 (1.28%) Data Guard
6 19 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 19 (1.11%) Nagios
7 18 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 13 (0.76%) OVSD
10 10 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
11 9 (0.53%) Netcool
12 8 (0.47%) Puppet
12 8 (0.47%) Legato
12 8 (0.47%) Tivoli NetView
13 7 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 464 (27.09%) Microsoft
2 192 (11.21%) Oracle
3 182 (10.62%) HP
4 168 (9.81%) Citrix
5 159 (9.28%) VMware
6 145 (8.46%) Cisco
7 76 (4.44%) Remedy
8 60 (3.50%) SAP
9 45 (2.63%) Lotus
10 43 (2.51%) IBM
11 41 (2.39%) CA
12 35 (2.04%) CheckPoint
13 33 (1.93%) BMC
13 33 (1.93%) Symantec
14 26 (1.52%) NetApp
14 26 (1.52%) Juniper
15 24 (1.40%) F5
15 24 (1.40%) AppSense
15 24 (1.40%) Veritas
16 23 (1.34%) Ericsson
York, North Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Yoh Company
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: £420 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: From £420 to £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jumar
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago