The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / London
Rank 218 186 175
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 207 270 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 1.29% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.37% 12.65% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 154 167
Median daily rate £445 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +22.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £11.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.15 £31.50 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.96 £18.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +27.58%

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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1997 2134 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.27% 10.16% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1419 1388
Median daily rate £500 £475 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.31 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in London

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the London region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in London

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in London

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the London region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in London

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in London

SLA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the London region over the 3 months to 20 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
City of London -24 21 £475 +31.03% 19
Bromley +6 5 £550 +131.57% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 4 - -
Croydon -15 4 £100 -72.52%
Romford +4 2 - -
Hammersmith +1 2 £360 +69.41%
Ealing +8 1 - -
Uxbridge 0 1 £500 - 1
Westminster -5 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £200 -
Harrow - 1 £438 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for SLA.

1 189 (38.26%) ITIL
2 139 (28.14%) Windows
3 136 (27.53%) Finance
4 117 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 116 (23.48%) Active Directory
6 96 (19.43%) Service Delivery
7 95 (19.23%) Service Management
8 70 (14.17%) MS Office
9 65 (13.16%) MS Excel
9 65 (13.16%) Windows 7
10 54 (10.93%) Cisco
11 49 (9.92%) VMware
11 49 (9.92%) Problem Management
12 47 (9.51%) Windows Server
13 45 (9.11%) Change Management
14 43 (8.70%) Data Centre
15 40 (8.10%) Banking
15 40 (8.10%) Linux
16 38 (7.69%) Project Management
17 36 (7.29%) DNS
18 35 (7.09%) Incident Management
19 34 (6.88%) HP
19 34 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (6.68%) ITIL Certification
20 33 (6.68%) DHCP
20 33 (6.68%) SQL
21 32 (6.48%) Citrix
22 31 (6.28%) SCCM
23 29 (5.87%) Degree
23 29 (5.87%) ITIL V3

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 28 (5.67%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.42%) WebLogic Portal
7 6 (1.21%) IIS
7 6 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.21%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.81%) CMS
9 4 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.61%) JBoss
10 3 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.40%) SAS
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 70 (14.17%) MS Office
2 65 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) HFM
1 3 (0.61%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.61%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) assyst
3 1 (0.20%) Eikon
3 1 (0.20%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.47%) Office 365
2 13 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.81%) IaaS
4 4 (0.81%) PaaS
5 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.29%) DNS
2 33 (6.68%) DHCP
3 29 (5.87%) VPN
4 26 (5.26%) SAN
5 25 (5.06%) Firewall
6 23 (4.66%) WAN
6 23 (4.66%) Wireless
7 22 (4.45%) TCP/IP
8 17 (3.44%) VoIP
9 16 (3.24%) Internet
10 15 (3.04%) LAN
11 11 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (2.02%) BGP
13 9 (1.82%) Intranet
13 9 (1.82%) MPLS
13 9 (1.82%) NAS
13 9 (1.82%) OSPF
13 9 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.62%) Multicast
15 7 (1.42%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.23%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.61%) ActiveReports
8 3 (0.61%) DB2
8 3 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (0.61%) Essbase
8 3 (0.61%) MySQL
8 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.61%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (1.82%) JIRA
2 7 (1.42%) Subversion
3 3 (0.61%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.40%) MSI
4 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 136 (27.53%) Finance
2 40 (8.10%) Banking
3 21 (4.25%) Law
3 21 (4.25%) Legal
4 20 (4.05%) Back Office
5 17 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.24%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.02%) Retail
8 9 (1.82%) Front Office
9 4 (0.81%) Advertising
9 4 (0.81%) German Language
9 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.81%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.81%) Publishing
10 3 (0.61%) French Language
10 3 (0.61%) Games
10 3 (0.61%) Marketing
10 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 126 (25.51%) Analyst
2 51 (10.32%) Service Analyst
3 46 (9.31%) Support Analyst
4 43 (8.70%) Service Manager
5 41 (8.30%) Service Desk Analyst
6 26 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
7 24 (4.86%) Administrator
7 24 (4.86%) Consultant
7 24 (4.86%) Support Engineer
8 23 (4.66%) Services Delivery Manager
9 22 (4.45%) Field Engineer
10 21 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (4.25%) Field Service Engineer
11 19 (3.85%) IT Manager
12 18 (3.64%) Desktop Support
12 18 (3.64%) Service Desk Support
13 17 (3.44%) Applications Support
14 16 (3.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.24%) Developer
15 14 (2.83%) Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.24%) Web Services
2 15 (3.04%) .NET
3 12 (2.43%) AngularJS
3 12 (2.43%) HTML
4 10 (2.02%) XML
5 9 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 9 (1.82%) J2EE
6 7 (1.42%) Hibernate
6 7 (1.42%) Java EE
6 7 (1.42%) JSF
6 7 (1.42%) Spring
7 6 (1.21%) Ajax
7 6 (1.21%) EJB
7 6 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (1.21%) Middleware
8 4 (0.81%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.61%) jQuery
9 3 (0.61%) JSP
9 3 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.67%) Blackberry
3 27 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.83%) Equities
6 13 (2.63%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.02%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.82%) CMDB
9 8 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.62%) NHS
9 8 (1.62%) VCE vBlock
10 7 (1.42%) Derivative
10 7 (1.42%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.21%) RSA SecurID
11 6 (1.21%) Statistics
11 6 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.01%) iPad
12 5 (1.01%) iPhone
12 5 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 139 (28.14%) Windows
2 65 (13.16%) Windows 7
3 47 (9.51%) Windows Server
4 40 (8.10%) Linux
5 27 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.25%) Mac OS X
7 21 (4.25%) Unix
7 21 (4.25%) Windows 10
8 19 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.63%) Android
10 12 (2.43%) Windows XP
11 10 (2.02%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.21%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.81%) AIX
14 4 (0.81%) Solaris
14 4 (0.81%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (38.26%) ITIL
2 96 (19.43%) Service Delivery
3 95 (19.23%) Service Management
4 49 (9.92%) Problem Management
5 45 (9.11%) Change Management
6 38 (7.69%) Project Management
7 35 (7.09%) Incident Management
8 29 (5.87%) ITIL V3
8 29 (5.87%) Root Cause Analysis
9 28 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (5.06%) Configuration Management
11 25 (5.06%) ITSM
12 24 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (4.86%) Time Management
13 23 (4.66%) Release Management
14 20 (4.05%) Asset Management
15 16 (3.24%) High Availability
16 15 (3.04%) Migration
16 15 (3.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.68%) SQL
2 19 (3.85%) Java
3 16 (3.24%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.23%) Perl
5 10 (2.02%) C#
6 8 (1.62%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.42%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.61%) C
9 2 (0.40%) Korn
9 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.20%) Jython
10 1 (0.20%) VBA
10 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (6.68%) ITIL Certification
2 29 (5.87%) Degree
3 25 (5.06%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.04%) CCNP
5 15 (3.04%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.63%) MCSE
7 9 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.62%) CCNA
9 7 (1.42%) MCP
9 7 (1.42%) MCSA
10 6 (1.21%) Sun Certification
11 5 (1.01%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.01%) MCITP
12 4 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.61%) CCSA
13 3 (0.61%) CCSE
13 3 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.61%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.21%) QA
3 4 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.40%) COBIT
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) ISO22301
System Software
1 116 (23.48%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.85%) vSphere
4 11 (2.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (1.82%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.81%) NFS
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.81%) XenApp
8 2 (0.40%) Firmware
8 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.20%) SRDF
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (6.28%) SCCM
2 18 (3.64%) SCOM
3 14 (2.83%) Tivoli
4 9 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (1.42%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 6 (1.21%) Terraform
7 5 (1.01%) DameWare
7 5 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.61%) Ansible
8 3 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.61%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.61%) WSUS
9 2 (0.40%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.40%) SnapVault
9 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 54 (10.93%) Cisco
3 49 (9.92%) VMware
4 34 (6.88%) HP
5 32 (6.48%) Citrix
6 27 (5.47%) Oracle
7 20 (4.05%) ServiceNow
8 19 (3.85%) LANDesk
9 16 (3.24%) Dell
9 16 (3.24%) SAP
10 15 (3.04%) Remedy
11 14 (2.83%) NetIQ
12 12 (2.43%) Red Hat
12 12 (2.43%) Reuters
13 11 (2.23%) Google
14 10 (2.02%) Symantec
15 9 (1.82%) BEA
15 9 (1.82%) EMC
15 9 (1.82%) Juniper
15 9 (1.82%) NetApp
London
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11 - £12 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 15 days ago