The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 178 180 195
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 285 276 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.19% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.58% 14.56% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 148 153
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £164 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £23.63 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
SLA
England

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
1829 1896 1983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.95% 8.16% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1289 1346 1399
Average daily rate £475 £450 £482
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -6.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 33
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.10 £50.70 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +13.83%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 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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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
City of London +11 65 £420 +12.00% 23
Bromley +1 9 £245 -8.41% 3
Croydon -4 6 £363 +61.11% 3
Hammersmith - 3 £400 -
Chessington +2 2 - - 1
Docklands, London -3 2 £550 -
Brentford - 2 - - 1
Uxbridge +3 1 £213 -46.54% 5
Wembley - 1 £140 - 1
Ealing - 1 £200 - 2
Feltham - 1 £445 -
Ilford - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 197 (34.26%) ITIL
2 186 (32.35%) Windows
3 160 (27.83%) Microsoft
4 138 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 116 (20.17%) Finance
6 97 (16.87%) Service Management
7 95 (16.52%) Service Delivery
8 94 (16.35%) MS Office
9 89 (15.48%) MS Excel
10 88 (15.30%) Windows 7
11 84 (14.61%) VMware
12 80 (13.91%) Citrix
13 68 (11.83%) Cisco
14 67 (11.65%) Degree
15 65 (11.30%) Change Management
16 60 (10.43%) SQL
17 57 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
18 56 (9.74%) MS Exchange
19 52 (9.04%) Firewall
20 51 (8.87%) VPN
21 49 (8.52%) Project Management
21 49 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
22 48 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
23 46 (8.00%) Data Centre
23 46 (8.00%) Blackberry
23 46 (8.00%) SQL Server
24 44 (7.65%) Windows XP
25 43 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
26 39 (6.78%) LAN
26 39 (6.78%) WAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 56 (9.74%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 31 (5.39%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.61%) IIS
5 13 (2.26%) Lync
6 12 (2.09%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.39%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.22%) WorkSite
8 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.04%) CMS
10 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.70%) Eucalyptus
11 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.52%) Kentico
12 3 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 94 (16.35%) MS Office
2 89 (15.48%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.87%) MS Project
6 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) SAP QM
1 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.70%) SAP FI-AP
2 3 (0.52%) assyst
2 3 (0.52%) SAP SRM
2 3 (0.52%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) Maximo
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.17%) Unica
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.39%) Office 365
3 6 (1.04%) IaaS
4 5 (0.87%) SaaS
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.35%) PaaS
7 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.04%) Firewall
2 51 (8.87%) VPN
3 39 (6.78%) LAN
3 39 (6.78%) WAN
4 38 (6.61%) DNS
5 37 (6.43%) Wireless
6 30 (5.22%) SAN
7 28 (4.87%) DHCP
8 27 (4.70%) VoIP
9 22 (3.83%) Network Security
10 19 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (3.13%) TCP/IP
12 17 (2.96%) MPLS
12 17 (2.96%) OSPF
12 17 (2.96%) Internet
13 16 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (2.61%) BGP
15 14 (2.43%) NetScreen
16 13 (2.26%) IPsec
17 12 (2.09%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.74%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.70%) MS Access
8 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.52%) QlikView
9 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.22%) Subversion
2 6 (1.04%) JIRA
2 6 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.70%) Toad
3 4 (0.70%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.52%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.35%) JMeter
5 2 (0.35%) JUnit
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.17%) GCC
6 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.17%) Gradle
6 1 (0.17%) Mockito
6 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 116 (20.17%) Finance
2 33 (5.74%) Banking
3 32 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.00%) Retail
5 16 (2.78%) Marketing
6 15 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.91%) Legal
10 10 (1.74%) Law
10 10 (1.74%) Games
11 8 (1.39%) Billing
12 7 (1.22%) Financial Institution
13 6 (1.04%) Back Office
14 3 (0.52%) Advertising
15 2 (0.35%) Publishing
15 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.35%) German Language
16 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 124 (21.57%) Analyst
2 63 (10.96%) Service Manager
3 43 (7.48%) Support Analyst
4 40 (6.96%) Service Analyst
5 34 (5.91%) Support Engineer
6 30 (5.22%) Desktop Support
7 28 (4.87%) Consultant
7 28 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (4.87%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (4.70%) Delivery Manager
8 27 (4.70%) Network Engineer
9 26 (4.52%) Administrator
9 26 (4.52%) Services Delivery Manager
10 19 (3.30%) Architect
11 18 (3.13%) Project Manager
12 16 (2.78%) Developer
12 16 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (2.61%) Business Analyst
14 14 (2.43%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.78%) .NET
2 10 (1.74%) HTML
2 10 (1.74%) Web Services
3 8 (1.39%) CSS
4 5 (0.87%) Middleware
5 4 (0.70%) XMPP
5 4 (0.70%) J2EE
6 3 (0.52%) XML
6 3 (0.52%) WCF
6 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.52%) HTML5
7 2 (0.35%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 2 (0.35%) Spring
8 1 (0.17%) Ajax
8 1 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.17%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 24 (4.17%) NHS
3 24 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.91%) Statistics
6 10 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (1.57%) iPad
8 8 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.39%) Online Games
9 7 (1.22%) Smartcard
9 7 (1.22%) iPhone
10 6 (1.04%) FMCG
10 6 (1.04%) User Experience
10 6 (1.04%) CMDB
10 6 (1.04%) Handset
11 5 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (32.35%) Windows
2 88 (15.30%) Windows 7
3 48 (8.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (7.65%) Windows XP
5 37 (6.43%) Linux
6 26 (4.52%) UNIX
7 24 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (2.43%) Android
10 13 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (2.09%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.39%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.52%) CentOS
14 3 (0.52%) Solaris
14 3 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.17%) AIX
15 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (34.26%) ITIL
2 97 (16.87%) Service Management
3 95 (16.52%) Service Delivery
4 65 (11.30%) Change Management
5 49 (8.52%) Project Management
6 43 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (5.57%) Incident Management
8 28 (4.87%) Problem Management
9 27 (4.70%) Scrum
10 26 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (4.52%) Performance Management
11 25 (4.35%) PRINCE2
11 25 (4.35%) Line Management
12 24 (4.17%) Data Modelling
12 24 (4.17%) Business Continuity
13 23 (4.00%) ITSM
14 22 (3.83%) Migration
14 22 (3.83%) Coaching
15 21 (3.65%) Change Control
16 20 (3.48%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 60 (10.43%) SQL
2 20 (3.48%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.13%) Java
4 12 (2.09%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.74%) Python
6 9 (1.57%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.57%) VBScript
6 9 (1.57%) C#
6 9 (1.57%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.57%) VBA
7 7 (1.22%) Perl
8 6 (1.04%) PHP
8 6 (1.04%) VB
8 6 (1.04%) Ruby
9 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.52%) C
10 3 (0.52%) C++
11 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (11.65%) Degree
2 34 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (5.91%) ITIL Certification
3 30 (5.22%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.83%) CCNP
4 22 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.13%) CCNA
6 17 (2.96%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.43%) MCSE
8 10 (1.74%) MCITP
9 9 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.39%) SAP Certification
11 7 (1.22%) MOS
11 7 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.04%) PMP
12 6 (1.04%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.87%) MCSA
13 5 (0.87%) CCIE
13 5 (0.87%) MCP
13 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.65%) QA
2 8 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) EMIR
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 138 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.30%) vSphere
4 17 (2.96%) vCloud
5 12 (2.09%) VMware ESX
6 10 (1.74%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.22%) XenApp
7 7 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.22%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.52%) IAG
9 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.35%) NFS
10 2 (0.35%) Docker
10 2 (0.35%) XenServer
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (4.52%) SCCM
2 10 (1.74%) Puppet
3 9 (1.57%) RANCID
4 8 (1.39%) WMI
4 8 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.22%) ZABBIX
5 7 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.87%) vMotion
6 5 (0.87%) OPNET
7 4 (0.70%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.52%) Nagios
8 3 (0.52%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 160 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 84 (14.61%) VMware
3 80 (13.91%) Citrix
4 68 (11.83%) Cisco
5 35 (6.09%) Oracle
6 31 (5.39%) HP
7 25 (4.35%) SAP
8 22 (3.83%) Juniper
9 19 (3.30%) SolarWinds
10 17 (2.96%) F5
10 17 (2.96%) IBM
10 17 (2.96%) Remedy
11 16 (2.78%) Dell
11 16 (2.78%) Websense
12 15 (2.61%) Ericsson
13 13 (2.26%) NetApp
13 13 (2.26%) Apple
13 13 (2.26%) EMC
13 13 (2.26%) Symantec
13 13 (2.26%) ServiceNow
London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £85.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day + Full Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
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Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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