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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 120 140 111
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -29
Contract jobs citing SLA 855 715 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.73% 1.53% 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.68% 19.98% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 317 316
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 65 131
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.67 £42.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3944 3579 4102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.99% 7.68% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2402 2178 2245
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £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 186 136 228
Average hourly rate £20.21 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +27 288 £345 -13.75% 99
South East +3 210 £300 -0.82% 77
South West +18 84 £295 -5.60% 38
West Midlands +17 75 £250 -16.66% 29
East of England -30 63 £278 +23.33% 22
North West -1 57 £138 -57.46% 19
Yorkshire -11 37 £310 +2.05% 37
East Midlands -8 22 £185 -47.14% 19
North East -4 18 £438 - 4
Midlands +4 1 - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 655 (37.54%) ITIL
2 572 (32.78%) Windows
3 478 (27.39%) Microsoft
4 334 (19.14%) Active Directory
5 317 (18.17%) Service Delivery
6 314 (17.99%) Security Cleared
7 301 (17.25%) MS Excel
8 287 (16.45%) Finance
9 272 (15.59%) MS Office
10 265 (15.19%) Service Management
11 231 (13.24%) SC Cleared
12 219 (12.55%) Windows 7
13 212 (12.15%) SQL
14 198 (11.35%) Oracle
15 187 (10.72%) Telecoms
16 185 (10.60%) HP
17 174 (9.97%) Citrix
18 163 (9.34%) VMware
19 160 (9.17%) Windows XP
20 159 (9.11%) Incident Management
21 156 (8.94%) Problem Management
22 154 (8.83%) Change Management
23 148 (8.48%) Cisco
24 138 (7.91%) UNIX
25 132 (7.56%) SQL Server
26 125 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
27 123 (7.05%) MS Exchange
28 120 (6.88%) Project Management
29 112 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
30 110 (6.30%) Degree

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 123 (7.05%) MS Exchange
2 87 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.69%) IBM Notes
4 46 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (1.43%) IIS
8 21 (1.20%) Lync
9 19 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
10 16 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 15 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.80%) Apache
13 13 (0.74%) CMS
14 11 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.63%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.57%) MS Project Server
16 7 (0.40%) CICS
Applications
1 301 (17.25%) MS Excel
2 272 (15.59%) MS Office
3 40 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.38%) MS Project
6 17 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.057%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 59 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
2 39 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 27 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 23 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
5 22 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
6 21 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
9 7 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
10 6 (0.34%) SAP Retail
10 6 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 5 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
11 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.26%) Office 365
2 7 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.40%) SaaS
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.29%) PaaS
5 4 (0.23%) IaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.057%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.057%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.58%) Firewall
2 77 (4.41%) LAN
3 74 (4.24%) WAN
4 68 (3.90%) DNS
5 66 (3.78%) SAN
6 61 (3.50%) DHCP
7 59 (3.38%) TCP/IP
8 57 (3.27%) VPN
9 49 (2.81%) Wireless
10 47 (2.69%) 3G
11 46 (2.64%) Internet
12 41 (2.35%) VoIP
13 34 (1.95%) LTE
14 30 (1.72%) LDAP
14 30 (1.72%) 2G
15 26 (1.49%) 4G
16 24 (1.38%) Ethernet
17 20 (1.15%) NAS
17 20 (1.15%) Cisco PIX
18 19 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 42 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 31 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 29 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 27 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
11 26 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.15%) Relational Database
13 17 (0.97%) OLAP
14 15 (0.86%) MySQL
15 12 (0.69%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
16 11 (0.63%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.57%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 18 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 14 (0.80%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.52%) JIRA
5 8 (0.46%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.40%) Subversion
6 7 (0.40%) Maven
6 7 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.34%) Toad
8 5 (0.29%) Hudson
9 2 (0.11%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.11%) ChangeMan
10 1 (0.057%) NUnit
10 1 (0.057%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.057%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.057%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 287 (16.45%) Finance
2 187 (10.72%) Telecoms
3 77 (4.41%) Banking
4 47 (2.69%) Legal
5 44 (2.52%) Retail
6 28 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.43%) Back Office
8 24 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.20%) Front Office
10 19 (1.09%) Marketing
11 17 (0.97%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.92%) General Ledger
13 14 (0.80%) Law
14 13 (0.74%) Billing
15 12 (0.69%) Publishing
15 12 (0.69%) Local Government
16 11 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.57%) Advertising
18 5 (0.29%) Games
18 5 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 433 (24.81%) Analyst
2 167 (9.57%) Service Analyst
3 154 (8.83%) Support Analyst
4 139 (7.97%) Support Engineer
5 130 (7.45%) Service Manager
6 122 (6.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 85 (4.87%) Administrator
8 79 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
9 76 (4.36%) Desktop Support
10 75 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
11 74 (4.24%) Project Manager
12 73 (4.18%) Consultant
13 65 (3.72%) Delivery Manager
14 61 (3.50%) DBA
14 61 (3.50%) Services Delivery Manager
15 53 (3.04%) Desktop Engineer
16 51 (2.92%) Applications Support
17 49 (2.81%) Network Engineer
18 46 (2.64%) SQL DBA
19 39 (2.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.95%) .NET
2 31 (1.78%) Web Services
2 31 (1.78%) Middleware
3 29 (1.66%) XML
4 25 (1.43%) HTML
5 22 (1.26%) CSS
6 14 (0.80%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.74%) HTML5
8 12 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 9 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 9 (0.52%) J2EE
10 8 (0.46%) LAMP
10 8 (0.46%) jQuery
11 7 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (0.34%) CSS3
12 6 (0.34%) SOAP
13 5 (0.29%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.23%) Symfony
14 4 (0.23%) Oracle Streams
14 4 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.13%) Blackberry
2 106 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 56 (3.21%) Clustering
4 44 (2.52%) Statistics
5 38 (2.18%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.95%) NHS
7 29 (1.66%) Thin Client
7 29 (1.66%) Fat Client
8 27 (1.55%) CMDB
9 24 (1.38%) Hedge funds
10 20 (1.15%) Mainframe
11 16 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (0.86%) iPhone
13 14 (0.80%) Replication
14 13 (0.74%) Open Source
14 13 (0.74%) iPad
15 12 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.69%) PMI
16 11 (0.63%) GIS
16 11 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 572 (32.78%) Windows
2 219 (12.55%) Windows 7
3 160 (9.17%) Windows XP
4 138 (7.91%) UNIX
5 112 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 107 (6.13%) Linux
8 48 (2.75%) Solaris
9 35 (2.01%) Windows Vista
10 32 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (0.86%) CentOS
14 15 (0.86%) Windows NT
15 14 (0.80%) Mac OS X
16 13 (0.74%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.69%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.69%) Windows 2000
18 10 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (37.54%) ITIL
2 317 (18.17%) Service Delivery
3 265 (15.19%) Service Management
4 159 (9.11%) Incident Management
5 156 (8.94%) Problem Management
6 154 (8.83%) Change Management
7 120 (6.88%) Project Management
8 100 (5.73%) ITSM
9 99 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 82 (4.70%) Migration
11 76 (4.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 74 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 73 (4.18%) PRINCE2
14 70 (4.01%) Workflow
15 66 (3.78%) Configuration Management
16 59 (3.38%) ITIL V3
17 57 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
18 54 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
19 48 (2.75%) Change Control
20 43 (2.46%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 212 (12.15%) SQL
2 48 (2.75%) T-SQL
3 42 (2.41%) Java
4 30 (1.72%) C
5 29 (1.66%) PowerShell
6 28 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 23 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 19 (1.09%) C#
9 18 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 17 (0.97%) Perl
11 14 (0.80%) VB
11 14 (0.80%) Python
12 8 (0.46%) PHP
13 6 (0.34%) VBScript
14 5 (0.29%) JCL
15 4 (0.23%) VBA
15 4 (0.23%) C++
16 3 (0.17%) ABAP
16 3 (0.17%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 314 (17.99%) Security Cleared
2 231 (13.24%) SC Cleared
3 125 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 110 (6.30%) Degree
5 109 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 68 (3.90%) MCP
7 62 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 60 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
9 53 (3.04%) MCSE
10 49 (2.81%) CCNA
11 36 (2.06%) CCNP
12 34 (1.95%) MCSA
13 25 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (1.09%) PMI Certification
14 19 (1.09%) MCTS
15 17 (0.97%) MCITP
15 17 (0.97%) MCDST
16 14 (0.80%) PMP
17 13 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 10 (0.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.78%) QA
2 12 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.23%) COBIT
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.17%) BS25999
7 2 (0.11%) Basel II
7 2 (0.11%) BS15000
7 2 (0.11%) BS7799
8 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.057%) GxP
8 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.057%) Basel III
8 1 (0.057%) HL7
8 1 (0.057%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 334 (19.14%) Active Directory
2 98 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 34 (1.95%) VMware ESX
5 32 (1.83%) XenApp
6 22 (1.26%) vSphere
7 20 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 16 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.92%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.52%) vCloud
11 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.34%) NLBS
12 6 (0.34%) NFS
12 6 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.23%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.23%) XenServer
14 3 (0.17%) Postfix
14 3 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 88 (5.04%) SCCM
2 47 (2.69%) SCOM
3 39 (2.23%) NetBackup
4 37 (2.12%) OpenView
5 35 (2.01%) Control-M
6 23 (1.32%) HP SIM
7 22 (1.26%) Data Guard
8 21 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 19 (1.09%) Nagios
9 19 (1.09%) Backup Exec
10 16 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 15 (0.86%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.74%) OVSD
13 10 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
14 9 (0.52%) Netcool
15 8 (0.46%) Tivoli NetView
15 8 (0.46%) Legato
15 8 (0.46%) Puppet
16 7 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (0.40%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 478 (27.39%) Microsoft
2 198 (11.35%) Oracle
3 185 (10.60%) HP
4 174 (9.97%) Citrix
5 163 (9.34%) VMware
6 148 (8.48%) Cisco
7 77 (4.41%) Remedy
8 60 (3.44%) SAP
9 48 (2.75%) CA
10 47 (2.69%) Lotus
11 42 (2.41%) IBM
12 36 (2.06%) Symantec
13 35 (2.01%) CheckPoint
14 34 (1.95%) BMC
15 29 (1.66%) AppSense
16 28 (1.60%) Lumension
17 26 (1.49%) NetApp
17 26 (1.49%) Juniper
18 24 (1.38%) Veritas
18 24 (1.38%) F5
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Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Romford, Essex
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Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
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Rate: Unspecified Attractive Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
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Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £100 - £140 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
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