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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 224 182 188
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 229 299 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 1.27% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.49% 13.17% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 195 149
Median daily rate £378 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.78% +11.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.20 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.10 £86.00 £24.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
1993 2271 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.00% 9.64% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 1629 1493
Median daily rate £475 £474 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.21% +8.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 24
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.20 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.90 £159.50 £142.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 26 £375 -11.76% 20
Croydon -12 9 £260 -28.27% 1
Brentford +5 2 £272 -36.11%
Surbiton - 2 £550 - 1
Wembley - 2 £295 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £525 -
Paddington - 2 £198 -
Chessington +2 1 - -
Hammersmith -2 1 £438 +25.00%
Feltham -4 1 - -
Bromley -13 1 £425 +71.71% 1
Hounslow - 1 £375 -
Romford - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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.

1 227 (48.09%) ITIL
2 123 (26.06%) Windows
3 110 (23.31%) Microsoft
4 107 (22.67%) Finance
5 101 (21.40%) Service Management
5 101 (21.40%) Service Delivery
6 95 (20.13%) Active Directory
7 84 (17.80%) MS Office
8 73 (15.47%) Cisco
9 70 (14.83%) MS Excel
10 69 (14.62%) Problem Management
11 64 (13.56%) Change Management
12 58 (12.29%) Incident Management
13 53 (11.23%) Firewall
14 49 (10.38%) Banking
15 47 (9.96%) Degree
16 45 (9.53%) Security Cleared
16 45 (9.53%) VMware
17 43 (9.11%) Oracle
17 43 (9.11%) ITIL Certification
17 43 (9.11%) Root Cause Analysis
18 42 (8.90%) Windows Server
18 42 (8.90%) Windows 7
19 41 (8.69%) Citrix
19 41 (8.69%) SQL
20 40 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
21 39 (8.26%) Project Management
22 37 (7.84%) WAN
23 36 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
23 36 (7.63%) SC Cleared

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 35 (7.42%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.54%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (1.69%) IIS
6 7 (1.48%) CMS
6 7 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.27%) Zimbra
8 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.42%) Apache
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 84 (17.80%) MS Office
2 70 (14.83%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.06%) MS Project
6 2 (0.42%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (4.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.85%) Finacle
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.64%) assyst
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.42%) Eikon
5 2 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.42%) Summit
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.08%) Office 365
2 14 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.06%) PaaS
4 4 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.85%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.64%) IaaS
5 3 (0.64%) SaaS
5 3 (0.64%) Yammer
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.23%) Firewall
2 37 (7.84%) WAN
3 35 (7.42%) LAN
4 31 (6.57%) TCP/IP
5 27 (5.72%) DNS
6 23 (4.87%) SAN
6 23 (4.87%) VPN
7 22 (4.66%) Wireless
8 21 (4.45%) DHCP
9 20 (4.24%) Network Security
9 20 (4.24%) VoIP
10 17 (3.60%) BIG-IP
11 13 (2.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (2.54%) Internet
13 9 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (1.69%) BGP
14 8 (1.69%) LDAP
15 7 (1.48%) Intranet
15 7 (1.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.06%) MySQL
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.64%) Power BI
8 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.42%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.97%) JIRA
2 4 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.64%) git-flow
3 3 (0.64%) Subversion
3 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.42%) Checkstyle
4 2 (0.42%) FindBugs
4 2 (0.42%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.21%) Toad
General
1 107 (22.67%) Finance
2 49 (10.38%) Banking
3 29 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.81%) Legal
5 15 (3.18%) Front Office
5 15 (3.18%) Retail
6 8 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.69%) Law
7 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.27%) Back Office
9 5 (1.06%) Advertising
9 5 (1.06%) Games
9 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.06%) Publishing
9 5 (1.06%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.85%) Billing
10 4 (0.85%) German Language
10 4 (0.85%) Japanese Language
10 4 (0.85%) Marketing
11 3 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 100 (21.19%) Analyst
2 59 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 37 (7.84%) Service Analyst
4 34 (7.20%) Support Analyst
5 30 (6.36%) Delivery Manager
5 30 (6.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 29 (6.14%) Services Delivery Manager
7 25 (5.30%) IT Support
8 24 (5.08%) Administrator
8 24 (5.08%) Consultant
9 22 (4.66%) ITIL Manager
10 20 (4.24%) IT Analyst
10 20 (4.24%) Support Engineer
11 18 (3.81%) Desktop Support
11 18 (3.81%) Network Engineer
12 15 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.18%) IT Manager
12 15 (3.18%) ITIL Service Manager
12 15 (3.18%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.97%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.12%) Middleware
2 8 (1.69%) Web Services
3 6 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
3 6 (1.27%) HTML
4 5 (1.06%) .NET
5 4 (0.85%) CSS
5 4 (0.85%) JMS
5 4 (0.85%) XML
6 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.42%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.42%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.42%) Java EE
6 2 (0.42%) Lucene
6 2 (0.42%) REST
6 2 (0.42%) SAML
6 2 (0.42%) SOAP
6 2 (0.42%) Spring
6 2 (0.42%) Velocity
7 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.87%) Blackberry
4 20 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.54%) CMDB
5 12 (2.54%) Derivative
6 10 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.12%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.48%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.48%) NHS
7 7 (1.48%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.27%) PDA
9 5 (1.06%) Equities
9 5 (1.06%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (1.06%) Replication
9 5 (1.06%) Statistics
9 5 (1.06%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 123 (26.06%) Windows
2 42 (8.90%) Windows 7
2 42 (8.90%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.57%) Linux
4 26 (5.51%) Unix
5 23 (4.87%) Windows 8
5 23 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (3.81%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.39%) Windows 10
7 16 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (2.97%) Mac OS X
10 10 (2.12%) Solaris
11 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.06%) AIX
13 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.64%) Android
14 3 (0.64%) CentOS
15 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (48.09%) ITIL
2 101 (21.40%) Service Delivery
2 101 (21.40%) Service Management
3 69 (14.62%) Problem Management
4 64 (13.56%) Change Management
5 58 (12.29%) Incident Management
6 43 (9.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 40 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (8.26%) Project Management
9 36 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (7.20%) ITSM
11 32 (6.78%) ITIL V3
12 29 (6.14%) Migration
13 27 (5.72%) Release Management
14 24 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (4.87%) Network Monitoring
15 23 (4.87%) Performance Management
16 20 (4.24%) Configuration Management
16 20 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (4.24%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.69%) SQL
2 16 (3.39%) Java
3 12 (2.54%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.33%) C
5 10 (2.12%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.91%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.69%) C#
7 8 (1.69%) Perl
8 7 (1.48%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.06%) Python
9 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.42%) Erlang
10 2 (0.42%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.21%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.21%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.21%) VB
11 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (9.96%) Degree
2 45 (9.53%) Security Cleared
3 43 (9.11%) ITIL Certification
4 36 (7.63%) SC Cleared
5 30 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (4.03%) CCNP
7 12 (2.54%) CCNA
8 11 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.48%) CISSP
10 7 (1.48%) MCP
11 5 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.06%) CISM
11 5 (1.06%) IISP
11 5 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (1.06%) MCSE
12 4 (0.85%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.85%) ISEB
13 3 (0.64%) HNC
13 3 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.06%) GPG13
2 5 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.64%) COBIT
3 3 (0.64%) QA
4 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) BS7799
5 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 95 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.91%) vSphere
4 7 (1.48%) Terminal Server
4 7 (1.48%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.48%) XenApp
5 6 (1.27%) NFS
5 6 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.85%) Docker
6 4 (0.85%) Firmware
6 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.64%) Snort
7 3 (0.64%) Squid
7 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.42%) KVM
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.21%) iptables
Systems Management
1 21 (4.45%) SCCM
2 15 (3.18%) SCOM
3 7 (1.48%) Puppet
4 6 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (1.27%) Nagios
4 6 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.06%) Ansible
5 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.64%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.64%) Control-M
7 3 (0.64%) DameWare
7 3 (0.64%) logstash
7 3 (0.64%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 110 (23.31%) Microsoft
2 73 (15.47%) Cisco
3 45 (9.53%) VMware
4 43 (9.11%) Oracle
5 41 (8.69%) Citrix
6 29 (6.14%) Remedy
7 26 (5.51%) HP
8 20 (4.24%) BMC
9 19 (4.03%) CheckPoint
10 17 (3.60%) Juniper
11 16 (3.39%) F5
11 16 (3.39%) SAP
12 13 (2.75%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.54%) IBM
13 12 (2.54%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.33%) LANDesk
14 11 (2.33%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.69%) Intel Security
15 8 (1.69%) Riverbed
15 8 (1.69%) Symantec
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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London
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East London
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Rate: Up to £340 per day
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South West London
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