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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 165 206 173
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -33
Contract jobs citing SLA 292 239 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.28% 1.00% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.00% 12.71% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 157 123
Average daily rate
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£344 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £148 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £10.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £22.75 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
1825 1881 1645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.98% 7.83% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1331 1150
Average daily rate £450 £471 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 22 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.10 £82.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 -1 56 £388 +3.33% 30
Kingston Upon Thames -3 8 £163 -9.44% 2
Croydon +4 5 £388 -8.87% 3
Hayes - 5 - -
Chessington +3 3 £150 -
Uxbridge +1 3 - - 2
Docklands, London - 3 £550 -
Bromley -1 2 £650 +687.87%
Hammersmith - 1 £510 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Westminster - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 216 (37.37%) Windows
2 206 (35.64%) ITIL
3 156 (26.99%) Microsoft
4 155 (26.82%) Active Directory
5 124 (21.45%) Finance
6 120 (20.76%) Service Delivery
7 99 (17.13%) Service Management
8 95 (16.44%) MS Office
9 90 (15.57%) Windows 7
10 84 (14.53%) MS Excel
11 79 (13.67%) Cisco
12 73 (12.63%) Blackberry
12 73 (12.63%) VMware
13 61 (10.55%) Windows XP
14 59 (10.21%) Citrix
15 58 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
16 55 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
17 54 (9.34%) SQL
18 48 (8.30%) Firewall
19 47 (8.13%) Incident Management
20 46 (7.96%) VPN
21 44 (7.61%) Security Cleared
22 43 (7.44%) SCCM
23 41 (7.09%) Linux
23 41 (7.09%) MS Exchange
23 41 (7.09%) WAN
24 40 (6.92%) Change Management
25 39 (6.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
25 39 (6.75%) Project Management
26 37 (6.40%) Degree

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 41 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (4.33%) IBM Notes
4 23 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.77%) Lync
5 16 (2.77%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.90%) WorkSite
6 11 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.73%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.56%) IIS
9 6 (1.04%) Apache
9 6 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.35%) CMS
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 95 (16.44%) MS Office
2 84 (14.53%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.56%) MS Project
5 7 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.21%) assyst
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.52%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.52%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.52%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.35%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.35%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.35%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.77%) Office 365
2 6 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.35%) PaaS
5 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.30%) Firewall
2 46 (7.96%) VPN
3 41 (7.09%) WAN
4 36 (6.23%) DNS
5 33 (5.71%) Internet
6 31 (5.36%) DHCP
7 30 (5.19%) LAN
8 27 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (4.33%) Network Security
9 25 (4.33%) BGP
10 23 (3.98%) Wireless
10 23 (3.98%) OSPF
11 22 (3.81%) VoIP
12 21 (3.63%) TCP/IP
13 19 (3.29%) SAN
14 17 (2.94%) MPLS
14 17 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (2.42%) LDAP
16 13 (2.25%) IPsec
16 13 (2.25%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.87%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.87%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.08%) JIRA
2 11 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.73%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.73%) Subversion
4 5 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.52%) Maven
7 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.17%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.17%) Toad
8 1 (0.17%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.17%) MSI
8 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
General
1 124 (21.45%) Finance
2 34 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.67%) Banking
4 20 (3.46%) Legal
5 19 (3.29%) Law
6 16 (2.77%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.42%) Games
8 13 (2.25%) Financial Institution
9 12 (2.08%) Retail
10 11 (1.90%) French Language
10 11 (1.90%) Back Office
11 8 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.38%) Publishing
12 7 (1.21%) Marketing
12 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.87%) Advertising
14 3 (0.52%) Billing
15 2 (0.35%) Russian Language
16 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 143 (24.74%) Analyst
2 64 (11.07%) Service Analyst
3 49 (8.48%) Service Manager
4 45 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 43 (7.44%) Support Analyst
6 41 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 32 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (5.19%) Consultant
9 29 (5.02%) Desktop Support
10 25 (4.33%) Administrator
11 18 (3.11%) Architect
11 18 (3.11%) IT Support
12 17 (2.94%) Applications Support
12 17 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (2.77%) Network Engineer
13 16 (2.77%) Team Leader
13 16 (2.77%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (2.42%) Delivery Manager
14 14 (2.42%) Services Delivery Manager
15 13 (2.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.25%) .NET
2 12 (2.08%) HTML
3 9 (1.56%) Web Services
4 8 (1.38%) CSS
5 7 (1.21%) XML
5 7 (1.21%) jQuery
6 4 (0.69%) J2EE
7 3 (0.52%) LAMP
7 3 (0.52%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.35%) REST
8 2 (0.35%) Middleware
8 2 (0.35%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.35%) COM
8 2 (0.35%) SOAP
8 2 (0.35%) EDI
9 1 (0.17%) Java RMI
9 1 (0.17%) JAXB
9 1 (0.17%) Struts
9 1 (0.17%) XSD
9 1 (0.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.63%) Blackberry
2 58 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.42%) CMDB
5 14 (2.42%) Online Games
6 12 (2.08%) Statistics
6 12 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 11 (1.90%) Replication
8 10 (1.73%) NHS
8 10 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.56%) Handset
10 8 (1.38%) CESG
11 7 (1.21%) CESG CLAS
11 7 (1.21%) RMADS
12 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.87%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.87%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 216 (37.37%) Windows
2 90 (15.57%) Windows 7
3 61 (10.55%) Windows XP
4 55 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.09%) Linux
6 35 (6.06%) UNIX
7 19 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.25%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.56%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.56%) CentOS
9 9 (1.56%) Android
10 8 (1.38%) Windows Vista
10 8 (1.38%) AIX
11 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.69%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.52%) Solaris
15 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (35.64%) ITIL
2 120 (20.76%) Service Delivery
3 99 (17.13%) Service Management
4 47 (8.13%) Incident Management
5 40 (6.92%) Change Management
6 39 (6.75%) Project Management
7 36 (6.23%) Problem Management
8 32 (5.54%) ITIL V3
9 27 (4.67%) Migration
10 26 (4.50%) ITSM
10 26 (4.50%) Load Balancing
11 23 (3.98%) PRINCE2
11 23 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (3.81%) DevOps
13 21 (3.63%) Risk Management
13 21 (3.63%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (3.46%) Performance Management
14 20 (3.46%) Line Management
15 19 (3.29%) Asset Management
16 18 (3.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 54 (9.34%) SQL
2 21 (3.63%) Java
3 18 (3.11%) PowerShell
4 14 (2.42%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.08%) Perl
5 12 (2.08%) Python
6 8 (1.38%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.38%) VBScript
7 7 (1.21%) PHP
7 7 (1.21%) C
7 7 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.04%) Ruby
8 6 (1.04%) Korn
9 5 (0.87%) C#
9 5 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.17%) C++
11 1 (0.17%) VB
11 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 44 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.40%) Degree
3 31 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (5.19%) SC Cleared
5 29 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (2.94%) MCSE
8 16 (2.77%) A+ Certification
9 15 (2.60%) MCSA
10 13 (2.25%) MOS
11 12 (2.08%) CCIE
11 12 (2.08%) CCNA
12 11 (1.90%) CISSP
13 10 (1.73%) CCNP
14 9 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.21%) MCITP
16 6 (1.04%) MCP
17 4 (0.69%) SAP Certification
17 4 (0.69%) ISSAP
17 4 (0.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.87%) QA
3 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) EMIR
4 1 (0.17%) GAMP
4 1 (0.17%) GxP
4 1 (0.17%) WCAG
4 1 (0.17%) WAI
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 155 (26.82%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.25%) vCloud
4 11 (1.90%) Terminal Server
5 9 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (1.56%) vSphere
6 8 (1.38%) XenApp
7 6 (1.04%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.52%) XenServer
10 3 (0.52%) NFS
10 3 (0.52%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.17%) Xen
12 1 (0.17%) NLBS
12 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 43 (7.44%) SCCM
2 16 (2.77%) SCOM
3 15 (2.60%) Puppet
4 11 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.73%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.56%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.21%) Control-M
7 7 (1.21%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.04%) Nagios
8 6 (1.04%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.69%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.69%) WSUS
9 4 (0.69%) Graphite
10 3 (0.52%) Kibana
10 3 (0.52%) Graylog2
10 3 (0.52%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.52%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.52%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.52%) DameWare
10 3 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 156 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 79 (13.67%) Cisco
3 73 (12.63%) VMware
4 59 (10.21%) Citrix
5 33 (5.71%) HP
6 31 (5.36%) Oracle
7 25 (4.33%) Juniper
7 25 (4.33%) Lotus
8 23 (3.98%) SAP
9 20 (3.46%) Remedy
10 18 (3.11%) F5
11 15 (2.60%) Altiris
12 14 (2.42%) Symantec
12 14 (2.42%) SolarWinds
13 11 (1.90%) AppSense
13 11 (1.90%) Websense
13 11 (1.90%) Dell
13 11 (1.90%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.73%) Interwoven
14 10 (1.73%) IBM
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
@ITS
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: €550 - €680 per day + +Expenses
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Croydon
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago