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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 163 185 185
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 296 261 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.39% 1.19% 1.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.68% 14.07% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 131 100
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.30 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.90 £18.91 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
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
1674 1855 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.87% 8.45% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 1233 1032
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 35 39
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.50 £91.30 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -27 46 £420 +1.81% 34
Kingston Upon Thames +1 7 £128 -
Croydon -2 4 £400 +45.45% 3
Hayes - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Surbiton - 2 - -
Bromley +5 1 £214 -
Chessington -4 1 £150 -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Harrow - 1 £300 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Greenwich - - - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 219 (37.18%) Windows
2 203 (34.47%) ITIL
3 158 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 150 (25.47%) Active Directory
5 139 (23.60%) Finance
6 106 (18.00%) MS Office
7 105 (17.83%) Service Delivery
8 92 (15.62%) Service Management
9 90 (15.28%) Windows 7
10 84 (14.26%) MS Excel
11 81 (13.75%) VMware
12 78 (13.24%) Citrix
13 68 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
14 63 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 62 (10.53%) Cisco
16 58 (9.85%) Blackberry
17 53 (9.00%) VPN
18 51 (8.66%) Change Management
19 49 (8.32%) MS Exchange
19 49 (8.32%) Windows XP
19 49 (8.32%) Degree
20 48 (8.15%) Firewall
21 46 (7.81%) SQL
22 45 (7.64%) Incident Management
23 44 (7.47%) WAN
24 43 (7.30%) Telecoms
25 42 (7.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 40 (6.79%) DNS
27 39 (6.62%) Project Management
28 38 (6.45%) SCCM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 49 (8.32%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 26 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 25 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.74%) IBM Notes
6 18 (3.06%) IIS
7 16 (2.72%) Lync
8 13 (2.21%) WorkSite
9 10 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.36%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.85%) CMS
12 4 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.51%) Kentico
13 3 (0.51%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 106 (18.00%) MS Office
2 84 (14.26%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.19%) MS Project
5 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.53%) assyst
2 5 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.68%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.51%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.34%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.34%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.89%) Office 365
2 6 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.51%) SaaS
3 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.51%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 53 (9.00%) VPN
2 48 (8.15%) Firewall
3 44 (7.47%) WAN
4 40 (6.79%) DNS
5 36 (6.11%) Internet
6 32 (5.43%) LAN
7 31 (5.26%) DHCP
7 31 (5.26%) Wireless
8 27 (4.58%) Network Security
9 25 (4.24%) VoIP
10 24 (4.07%) BGP
11 23 (3.90%) TCP/IP
11 23 (3.90%) SAN
11 23 (3.90%) OSPF
12 21 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (3.06%) MPLS
14 16 (2.72%) IPsec
15 15 (2.55%) Radio Access Network
16 13 (2.21%) NetScreen
16 13 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.02%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.34%) MySQL
9 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (2.38%) JIRA
2 11 (1.87%) Subversion
3 9 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.34%) Toad
6 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.17%) MSI
7 1 (0.17%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 139 (23.60%) Finance
2 43 (7.30%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.09%) Banking
4 21 (3.57%) Legal
5 19 (3.23%) Law
6 18 (3.06%) Games
7 17 (2.89%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.87%) Marketing
8 11 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.70%) Retail
10 9 (1.53%) Back Office
10 9 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.36%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.36%) French Language
12 6 (1.02%) Billing
12 6 (1.02%) Publishing
13 3 (0.51%) Advertising
14 2 (0.34%) Russian Language
15 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (23.94%) Analyst
2 60 (10.19%) Service Analyst
3 56 (9.51%) Service Manager
4 48 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 40 (6.79%) Support Analyst
6 34 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 30 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (5.09%) Administrator
8 27 (4.58%) Consultant
9 26 (4.41%) Desktop Support
10 22 (3.74%) Services Delivery Manager
10 22 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (3.23%) Applications Support
11 19 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (2.89%) Network Engineer
14 16 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (2.72%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (2.55%) IT Support
15 15 (2.55%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.72%) .NET
2 15 (2.55%) HTML
3 10 (1.70%) CSS
4 8 (1.36%) Web Services
5 7 (1.19%) jQuery
6 4 (0.68%) XML
6 4 (0.68%) J2EE
7 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.51%) LAMP
7 3 (0.51%) HTML5
8 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.34%) REST
8 2 (0.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (0.34%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.34%) COM
8 2 (0.34%) SOAP
8 2 (0.34%) EDI
9 1 (0.17%) Middleware
9 1 (0.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (9.85%) Blackberry
3 27 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.89%) Online Games
6 15 (2.55%) NHS
7 13 (2.21%) Statistics
8 10 (1.70%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.53%) Handset
9 9 (1.53%) Replication
10 8 (1.36%) User Experience
11 7 (1.19%) CMDB
12 6 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
13 5 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.68%) iPad
14 4 (0.68%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.68%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.68%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.68%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 219 (37.18%) Windows
2 90 (15.28%) Windows 7
3 63 (10.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (8.32%) Windows XP
5 33 (5.60%) Linux
6 27 (4.58%) UNIX
7 23 (3.90%) Windows 8
8 18 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.70%) Android
10 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.19%) AIX
12 6 (1.02%) CentOS
12 6 (1.02%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.85%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.51%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.51%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.34%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (34.47%) ITIL
2 105 (17.83%) Service Delivery
3 92 (15.62%) Service Management
4 51 (8.66%) Change Management
5 45 (7.64%) Incident Management
6 39 (6.62%) Project Management
7 31 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 29 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (4.41%) Migration
9 26 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 25 (4.24%) DevOps
11 24 (4.07%) Line Management
11 24 (4.07%) PRINCE2
11 24 (4.07%) Performance Management
12 23 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (3.74%) Load Balancing
14 21 (3.57%) ITIL V3
15 20 (3.40%) E-Commerce
16 19 (3.23%) Change Control
16 19 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (7.81%) SQL
2 19 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 16 (2.72%) Java
4 15 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.87%) Perl
6 10 (1.70%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.53%) Python
7 9 (1.53%) VBScript
8 8 (1.36%) C
9 7 (1.19%) C#
9 7 (1.19%) PHP
9 7 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.19%) Ruby
10 6 (1.02%) Korn
11 4 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.34%) VBA
14 1 (0.17%) VB6
14 1 (0.17%) VB
14 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (8.32%) Degree
2 31 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
5 21 (3.57%) MCSE
6 17 (2.89%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.72%) MOS
7 16 (2.72%) MCSA
8 15 (2.55%) VCP4
9 14 (2.38%) CCNA
10 13 (2.21%) CCIE
11 10 (1.70%) A+ Certification
11 10 (1.70%) MCITP
11 10 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.36%) CISSP
13 6 (1.02%) CISA
13 6 (1.02%) ISSAP
13 6 (1.02%) CCNP
14 5 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.87%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) GxP
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) GAMP
System Software
1 150 (25.47%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.72%) vSphere
4 13 (2.21%) Terminal Server
5 12 (2.04%) vCloud
6 9 (1.53%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.53%) XenApp
7 7 (1.19%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.68%) XenServer
10 3 (0.51%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.34%) NFS
11 2 (0.34%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.17%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 38 (6.45%) SCCM
2 13 (2.21%) Puppet
3 10 (1.70%) SCOM
4 9 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.36%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.51%) DameWare
6 3 (0.51%) RANCID
6 3 (0.51%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) Control-M
7 2 (0.34%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.34%) WMI
7 2 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.17%) Ionix
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 158 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 81 (13.75%) VMware
3 78 (13.24%) Citrix
4 62 (10.53%) Cisco
5 27 (4.58%) HP
6 25 (4.24%) Oracle
7 22 (3.74%) SAP
7 22 (3.74%) Lotus
8 21 (3.57%) Juniper
9 18 (3.06%) Ericsson
10 17 (2.89%) Altiris
10 17 (2.89%) F5
11 16 (2.72%) SolarWinds
11 16 (2.72%) Websense
12 15 (2.55%) Remedy
13 14 (2.38%) AppSense
14 13 (2.21%) Interwoven
15 10 (1.70%) Dell
16 9 (1.53%) Symantec
16 9 (1.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Hammersmith and Fulham
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Rate: €430 - €450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 - £170.00 per day
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City of London
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