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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 183 174 197
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Contract jobs citing SLA 267 291 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.26% 1.37% 1.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.13% 14.39% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 171 130
Average daily rate £345 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £136 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £21.50 £18.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
2034 2022 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.60% 9.53% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1395 1399
Average daily rate £465 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 29
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £45.25 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +32 43 £325 -20.73% 16
Croydon -5 9 £338 -15.62% 3
Uxbridge +3 4 - - 1
Bromley -3 3 £238 +10.98% 2
Harrow - 3 £463 -
Ilford - 3 £200 -
Greenwich - 3 £460 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £165 +21.32%
Hammersmith +3 1 £410 -19.60%
Romford +1 1 - - 2
Ealing - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £430 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 214 (39.93%) ITIL
2 160 (29.85%) Windows
3 128 (23.88%) Finance
4 125 (23.32%) Microsoft
5 113 (21.08%) Service Delivery
6 90 (16.79%) Service Management
7 82 (15.30%) Active Directory
8 77 (14.37%) MS Office
9 74 (13.81%) Windows 7
10 69 (12.87%) SQL
11 66 (12.31%) Java
12 65 (12.13%) Change Management
13 62 (11.57%) Degree
14 60 (11.19%) Citrix
15 59 (11.01%) Oracle
16 56 (10.45%) MS Excel
16 56 (10.45%) Problem Management
17 54 (10.07%) Linux
17 54 (10.07%) SQL Server
17 54 (10.07%) Telecoms
18 50 (9.33%) VMware
19 46 (8.58%) Unix
20 45 (8.40%) Cisco
21 44 (8.21%) Security Cleared
22 42 (7.84%) Banking
23 41 (7.65%) Blackberry
23 41 (7.65%) Project Management
23 41 (7.65%) Windows Server
24 40 (7.46%) Incident Management
25 38 (7.09%) ITSM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 38 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.53%) Tomcat
3 27 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (4.85%) Skype for Business
5 24 (4.48%) IIS
5 24 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 23 (4.29%) IBM Notes
7 18 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 16 (2.99%) JBoss
8 16 (2.99%) Node.js
9 9 (1.68%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.12%) Apache
12 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.75%) CMS
14 3 (0.56%) Jetty
15 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
15 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 77 (14.37%) MS Office
2 56 (10.45%) MS Excel
3 24 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.43%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.31%) MS Project
6 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.93%) Summit
4 3 (0.56%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.37%) Adaptiv
5 2 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.37%) Misys Opics
5 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (2.99%) Amazon Glacier
2 16 (2.99%) Amazon S3
2 16 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
2 16 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 11 (2.05%) Office 365
4 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.56%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
7 1 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.60%) Wireless
2 28 (5.22%) Internet
3 26 (4.85%) WAN
4 25 (4.66%) LAN
5 23 (4.29%) DNS
6 22 (4.10%) TCP/IP
7 20 (3.73%) Firewall
8 19 (3.54%) VoIP
8 19 (3.54%) VPN
9 18 (3.36%) DHCP
10 15 (2.80%) SAN
11 12 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (1.49%) BGP
13 8 (1.49%) Network Security
13 8 (1.49%) OSPF
14 7 (1.31%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (1.31%) WebEx
15 6 (1.12%) Diameter Protocol
15 6 (1.12%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
2 20 (3.73%) MongoDB
3 16 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.68%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.31%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.12%) Big Data
9 6 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.93%) MS Access
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (3.73%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.54%) Subversion
3 17 (3.17%) JIRA
4 14 (2.61%) Maven
5 9 (1.68%) Checkstyle
5 9 (1.68%) FindBugs
6 7 (1.31%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.56%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.56%) Gradle
7 3 (0.56%) JMeter
7 3 (0.56%) JUnit
7 3 (0.56%) Mockito
7 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.19%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.19%) Protractor
9 1 (0.19%) Selenium
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 128 (23.88%) Finance
2 54 (10.07%) Telecoms
3 42 (7.84%) Banking
4 22 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.92%) Retail
6 14 (2.61%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.61%) Legal
7 13 (2.43%) Marketing
8 12 (2.24%) Front Office
9 11 (2.05%) French Language
10 10 (1.87%) Back Office
11 7 (1.31%) Billing
12 4 (0.75%) Games
12 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.56%) Law
14 2 (0.37%) Electronics
14 2 (0.37%) Publishing
14 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 103 (19.22%) Analyst
2 54 (10.07%) Service Manager
3 45 (8.40%) Support Engineer
4 39 (7.28%) Service Analyst
5 31 (5.78%) Developer
6 29 (5.41%) Desktop Support
7 28 (5.22%) Support Analyst
8 27 (5.04%) Administrator
9 26 (4.85%) Network Engineer
10 23 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
12 20 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
13 19 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 19 (3.54%) IT Support
13 19 (3.54%) Services Delivery Manager
14 18 (3.36%) Project Manager
15 17 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
15 17 (3.17%) Consultant
16 16 (2.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.78%) Web Services
2 21 (3.92%) XML
3 19 (3.54%) HTML
4 18 (3.36%) .NET
5 14 (2.61%) HTML5
5 14 (2.61%) jQuery
6 13 (2.43%) JMS
6 13 (2.43%) REST
6 13 (2.43%) Spring
6 13 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (2.05%) Hibernate
7 11 (2.05%) SOAP
8 9 (1.68%) Ext JS
8 9 (1.68%) Java EE
9 8 (1.49%) Middleware
10 5 (0.93%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.93%) CSS
10 5 (0.93%) XHTML
11 3 (0.56%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.56%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.65%) Blackberry
2 37 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 35 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.48%) CMDB
6 17 (3.17%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.49%) iPad
9 7 (1.31%) EPoS
9 7 (1.31%) Statistics
10 6 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.12%) iPhone
10 6 (1.12%) NHS
10 6 (1.12%) PDA
11 5 (0.93%) Derivative
11 5 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 160 (29.85%) Windows
2 74 (13.81%) Windows 7
3 54 (10.07%) Linux
4 46 (8.58%) Unix
5 41 (7.65%) Windows Server
6 32 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (4.10%) Windows XP
8 21 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.54%) Windows 8
10 18 (3.36%) Solaris
11 17 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (2.99%) Debian
13 15 (2.80%) Android
14 14 (2.61%) Apple iOS
15 11 (2.05%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.31%) Windows 10
16 7 (1.31%) Windows 2000
17 6 (1.12%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.93%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.75%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (39.93%) ITIL
2 113 (21.08%) Service Delivery
3 90 (16.79%) Service Management
4 65 (12.13%) Change Management
5 56 (10.45%) Problem Management
6 41 (7.65%) Project Management
7 40 (7.46%) Incident Management
8 38 (7.09%) ITSM
9 37 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (6.72%) Asset Management
11 30 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (4.66%) Release Management
13 23 (4.29%) Configuration Management
13 23 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (4.29%) Risk Management
13 23 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 22 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
15 21 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
15 21 (3.92%) Migration
16 20 (3.73%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (12.87%) SQL
2 66 (12.31%) Java
3 30 (5.60%) JavaScript
4 27 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.48%) Python
6 20 (3.73%) Bash Shell
7 16 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.05%) C#
9 9 (1.68%) Erlang
9 9 (1.68%) Go
10 8 (1.49%) C
11 7 (1.31%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.93%) Perl
12 5 (0.93%) Scala
12 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.56%) Groovy
13 3 (0.56%) Ruby
13 3 (0.56%) VBA
14 2 (0.37%) PHP
14 2 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (11.57%) Degree
2 44 (8.21%) Security Cleared
3 36 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.53%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 12 (2.24%) CCNP
9 8 (1.49%) MCITP
9 8 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.93%) CCNA
11 4 (0.75%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.75%) CISSP
11 4 (0.75%) MCSA
11 4 (0.75%) MCSE
12 3 (0.56%) CCIE
12 3 (0.56%) CCNP Voice
12 3 (0.56%) CLAS
12 3 (0.56%) MCP
12 3 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.36%) QA
2 10 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.56%) RMADS
5 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.37%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 82 (15.30%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.05%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.05%) XenApp
4 8 (1.49%) Docker
4 8 (1.49%) ISA Server
5 7 (1.31%) BitLocker
5 7 (1.31%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.93%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.75%) vSphere
8 3 (0.56%) Firmware
8 3 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.56%) Xen
9 2 (0.37%) BIND 9
9 2 (0.37%) NFS
9 2 (0.37%) pfSense
9 2 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 26 (4.85%) SCCM
2 19 (3.54%) SCOM
3 8 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.75%) MOM
7 3 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.56%) Control-M
7 3 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.56%) Puppet
7 3 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.37%) Ansible
8 2 (0.37%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.37%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 125 (23.32%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.19%) Citrix
3 59 (11.01%) Oracle
4 50 (9.33%) VMware
5 45 (8.40%) Cisco
6 23 (4.29%) Lotus
7 22 (4.10%) ServiceNow
8 21 (3.92%) HP
9 20 (3.73%) IBM
10 15 (2.80%) BMC
11 14 (2.61%) CheckPoint
11 14 (2.61%) Remedy
12 12 (2.24%) Bloomberg
12 12 (2.24%) Veritas
13 11 (2.05%) Intel Security
13 11 (2.05%) Juniper
13 11 (2.05%) Polycom
13 11 (2.05%) SAP
14 10 (1.87%) Symantec
15 9 (1.68%) Dell
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