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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 173 188 198
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 280 281 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.20% 1.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.31% 14.28% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 161 145
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £17.74 £19.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.63% -40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.00 £14.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £24.04 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +11.20%
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 1968 1891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.09% 8.42% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1418 1327
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -15.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.80 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £75.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +14 59 £425 +14.09% 27
Bromley +4 6 £209 -22.68% 1
Ealing - 4 £170 -
Docklands, London -3 2 £550 +107.54%
Croydon -12 2 £275 -24.55% 1
Feltham - 2 £370 -
Ilford - 2 - -
Brentford - 2 £310 -
Wembley - 1 £140 -
Harrow - 1 £300 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 208 (36.43%) ITIL
2 176 (30.82%) Windows
3 133 (23.29%) Microsoft
4 131 (22.94%) Active Directory
5 120 (21.02%) Finance
6 94 (16.46%) Service Management
7 92 (16.11%) Service Delivery
8 86 (15.06%) MS Office
9 81 (14.19%) Citrix
10 79 (13.84%) VMware
11 74 (12.96%) Windows 7
12 71 (12.43%) Cisco
13 70 (12.26%) MS Excel
14 64 (11.21%) Change Management
15 63 (11.03%) Degree
16 62 (10.86%) Firewall
17 56 (9.81%) MS Exchange
18 55 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
19 49 (8.58%) VPN
19 49 (8.58%) Project Management
20 48 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
21 47 (8.23%) SQL
22 45 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
22 45 (7.88%) Data Centre
23 41 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 41 (7.18%) Wireless
24 39 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
24 39 (6.83%) WAN
24 39 (6.83%) Windows XP
25 38 (6.65%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (9.81%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (3.15%) IIS
5 17 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.93%) IBM Notes
7 10 (1.75%) Lync
8 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.23%) WorkSite
9 6 (1.05%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.88%) CMS
11 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.53%) Kentico
13 2 (0.35%) Confluence
13 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 86 (15.06%) MS Office
2 70 (12.26%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.88%) MS Project
6 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) assyst
2 4 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.70%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.70%) SAP QM
3 3 (0.53%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.53%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.35%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 2 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.35%) Maximo
4 2 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.58%) Office 365
3 4 (0.70%) SaaS
4 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.35%) PaaS
5 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.35%) IaaS
5 2 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 62 (10.86%) Firewall
2 49 (8.58%) VPN
3 41 (7.18%) Wireless
4 39 (6.83%) WAN
5 38 (6.65%) LAN
6 32 (5.60%) DNS
7 30 (5.25%) Network Security
8 29 (5.08%) VoIP
8 29 (5.08%) SAN
9 28 (4.90%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (4.55%) OSPF
11 24 (4.20%) DHCP
11 24 (4.20%) BGP
12 21 (3.68%) MPLS
12 21 (3.68%) Internet
13 19 (3.33%) NetScreen
13 19 (3.33%) IPsec
14 17 (2.98%) TACACS
15 16 (2.80%) TCP/IP
16 15 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.93%) Relational Database
2 11 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 7 (1.23%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.53%) Big Data
7 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.35%) QlikView
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Subversion
2 6 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.05%) JIRA
3 3 (0.53%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Toad
5 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 120 (21.02%) Finance
2 36 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.25%) Banking
4 16 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (2.80%) Marketing
5 15 (2.63%) Games
5 15 (2.63%) Retail
6 13 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.93%) Legal
8 10 (1.75%) Law
9 8 (1.40%) Billing
9 8 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.23%) Back Office
11 4 (0.70%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) French Language
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 113 (19.79%) Analyst
2 55 (9.63%) Service Manager
3 47 (8.23%) Service Analyst
4 35 (6.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (5.60%) Consultant
6 31 (5.43%) Support Analyst
6 31 (5.43%) Administrator
6 31 (5.43%) Support Engineer
7 29 (5.08%) Network Engineer
8 26 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
9 25 (4.38%) Services Delivery Manager
10 23 (4.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 22 (3.85%) Desktop Support
12 21 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
13 20 (3.50%) Architect
14 18 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
15 16 (2.80%) Project Manager
16 15 (2.63%) Network Support
16 15 (2.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
16 15 (2.63%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.80%) .NET
2 9 (1.58%) HTML
3 8 (1.40%) Web Services
4 6 (1.05%) CSS
5 5 (0.88%) J2EE
5 5 (0.88%) Middleware
6 3 (0.53%) XML
6 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.53%) XMPP
6 3 (0.53%) HTML5
6 3 (0.53%) WCF
7 2 (0.35%) jQuery
7 2 (0.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (0.35%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 2 (0.35%) SOAP
8 1 (0.18%) DHTML
8 1 (0.18%) COM
8 1 (0.18%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.88%) Data Centre
3 35 (6.13%) Blackberry
4 25 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.68%) NHS
6 14 (2.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.28%) Online Games
8 12 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.75%) Statistics
10 8 (1.40%) Handset
11 7 (1.23%) Smartcard
11 7 (1.23%) User Experience
11 7 (1.23%) CMDB
12 6 (1.05%) iPad
13 5 (0.88%) Replication
13 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.88%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.70%) FMCG
14 4 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 176 (30.82%) Windows
2 74 (12.96%) Windows 7
3 48 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (6.83%) Windows XP
5 31 (5.43%) Linux
6 26 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 24 (4.20%) UNIX
8 13 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.58%) Android
10 8 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.05%) FreeBSD
12 5 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.70%) Solaris
14 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.35%) CentOS
15 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.18%) zOS
16 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (36.43%) ITIL
2 94 (16.46%) Service Management
3 92 (16.11%) Service Delivery
4 64 (11.21%) Change Management
5 49 (8.58%) Project Management
6 39 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (6.48%) Incident Management
8 30 (5.25%) Problem Management
9 27 (4.73%) Line Management
9 27 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (4.55%) E-Commerce
11 25 (4.38%) Performance Management
11 25 (4.38%) Load Balancing
11 25 (4.38%) PRINCE2
12 24 (4.20%) Coaching
13 23 (4.03%) DevOps
14 22 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 21 (3.68%) ITSM
15 21 (3.68%) Migration
16 20 (3.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.23%) SQL
2 19 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.63%) Java
4 10 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.40%) C#
5 8 (1.40%) VBScript
6 7 (1.23%) VBA
7 6 (1.05%) Perl
8 5 (0.88%) PHP
8 5 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.88%) Python
8 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.70%) Ruby
9 4 (0.70%) VB
9 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.70%) C
10 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) C++
11 1 (0.18%) VB6
11 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (11.03%) Degree
2 45 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (6.13%) ITIL Certification
4 34 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 24 (4.20%) CCNP
6 23 (4.03%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.03%) CCNA
7 20 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.63%) MCSE
9 10 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (1.58%) CCIE
10 9 (1.58%) MOS
11 8 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.40%) MCITP
12 7 (1.23%) SAP Certification
12 7 (1.23%) PMP
12 7 (1.23%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.05%) MCSA
14 5 (0.88%) CISSP
14 5 (0.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.50%) QA
2 8 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 131 (22.94%) Active Directory
2 41 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.98%) vSphere
4 15 (2.63%) vCloud
5 13 (2.28%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.58%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.23%) Terminal Server
7 7 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.70%) XenApp
10 3 (0.53%) NFS
10 3 (0.53%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.53%) IAG
10 3 (0.53%) XenServer
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.18%) Firmware
12 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (3.68%) SCCM
2 10 (1.75%) Puppet
2 10 (1.75%) RANCID
3 7 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.05%) ZABBIX
4 6 (1.05%) vMotion
4 6 (1.05%) WMI
5 4 (0.70%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.53%) OPNET
6 3 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.35%) SCOM
7 2 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.18%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 133 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 81 (14.19%) Citrix
3 79 (13.84%) VMware
4 71 (12.43%) Cisco
5 29 (5.08%) SAP
6 28 (4.90%) Juniper
7 26 (4.55%) HP
8 25 (4.38%) F5
9 23 (4.03%) Oracle
10 19 (3.33%) Websense
10 19 (3.33%) Ericsson
11 18 (3.15%) SolarWinds
12 17 (2.98%) Remedy
13 15 (2.63%) EMC
14 14 (2.45%) Dell
15 13 (2.28%) IBM
15 13 (2.28%) NetApp
16 11 (1.93%) Lotus
16 11 (1.93%) AppSense
16 11 (1.93%) Riverbed
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