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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
England / London
Rank 201 195 171
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 210 260 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.10% 1.21% 1.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.17% 10.70% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 155 171
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £194 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.50 £49.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
2289 2431 2464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.98% 11.34% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 1694 1733
Median daily rate £481 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £287 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 19
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £35.35 £99.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -10 25 £500 +53.84% 20
Croydon 0 5 £100 -72.52%
Hammersmith 0 3 £360 -12.19%
Bromley +7 2 - -
Uxbridge +4 2 £513 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Westminster +3 1 - -
Harrow 0 1 £438 -5.40% 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Romford - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 188 (39.33%) ITIL
2 128 (26.78%) Windows
3 116 (24.27%) Finance
4 103 (21.55%) Microsoft
5 96 (20.08%) Active Directory
5 96 (20.08%) Service Management
6 88 (18.41%) Service Delivery
7 81 (16.95%) MS Office
8 70 (14.64%) MS Excel
9 67 (14.02%) Windows 7
10 50 (10.46%) Cisco
11 44 (9.21%) Change Management
12 43 (9.00%) Problem Management
13 42 (8.79%) Windows Server
14 41 (8.58%) SQL
14 41 (8.58%) Banking
14 41 (8.58%) Incident Management
15 40 (8.37%) Linux
16 38 (7.95%) ITIL Certification
17 36 (7.53%) ITSM
18 35 (7.32%) Oracle
18 35 (7.32%) VMware
19 33 (6.90%) HP
20 32 (6.69%) Project Management
20 32 (6.69%) Blackberry
21 31 (6.49%) ITIL V3
21 31 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
22 30 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
22 30 (6.28%) Data Centre
22 30 (6.28%) Agile Software Development

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 27 (5.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 25 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.35%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (1.88%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (1.46%) CMS
7 7 (1.46%) Tuxedo
8 5 (1.05%) JBoss
9 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.84%) IIS
9 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.42%) Gentran
11 2 (0.42%) SAS
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (16.95%) MS Office
2 70 (14.64%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.21%) Eikon
4 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.21%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.21%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.60%) Office 365
2 16 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.26%) SaaS
5 5 (1.05%) IaaS
5 5 (1.05%) PaaS
6 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.42%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.86%) VPN
2 26 (5.44%) DNS
3 25 (5.23%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.02%) DHCP
5 23 (4.81%) WAN
5 23 (4.81%) Wireless
6 21 (4.39%) Firewall
7 19 (3.97%) VoIP
8 17 (3.56%) LAN
9 16 (3.35%) Internet
10 14 (2.93%) SAN
11 11 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.88%) MPLS
13 8 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (1.46%) BGP
14 7 (1.46%) Intranet
14 7 (1.46%) Multicast
14 7 (1.46%) Network Security
14 7 (1.46%) OSPF
14 7 (1.46%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.51%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.63%) DB2
8 3 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (0.63%) MySQL
8 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.63%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.42%) DataStage
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 10 (2.09%) JIRA
2 9 (1.88%) Subversion
3 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 116 (24.27%) Finance
2 41 (8.58%) Banking
3 23 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.18%) Legal
5 17 (3.56%) Law
6 15 (3.14%) Back Office
7 9 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.67%) Retail
9 7 (1.46%) Front Office
10 5 (1.05%) French Language
10 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.84%) German Language
11 4 (0.84%) Marketing
11 4 (0.84%) Publishing
12 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.42%) Advertising
13 2 (0.42%) Billing
13 2 (0.42%) Electronics
13 2 (0.42%) Games
13 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 120 (25.10%) Analyst
2 51 (10.67%) Service Analyst
3 47 (9.83%) Service Manager
3 47 (9.83%) Support Analyst
4 44 (9.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 28 (5.86%) Developer
6 24 (5.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (5.02%) Consultant
6 24 (5.02%) Delivery Manager
7 22 (4.60%) Field Engineer
8 21 (4.39%) Desktop Support
8 21 (4.39%) IT Manager
8 21 (4.39%) Service Desk Support
8 21 (4.39%) Support Engineer
9 20 (4.18%) Field Service Engineer
9 20 (4.18%) Services Delivery Manager
10 18 (3.77%) Administrator
11 17 (3.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.56%) Applications Support
11 17 (3.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.56%) Web Services
2 16 (3.35%) HTML
3 13 (2.72%) XML
4 11 (2.30%) AngularJS
5 9 (1.88%) Hibernate
5 9 (1.88%) J2EE
5 9 (1.88%) Java EE
5 9 (1.88%) JSF
5 9 (1.88%) Spring
6 8 (1.67%) .NET
6 8 (1.67%) Ajax
6 8 (1.67%) EJB
7 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.26%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (1.05%) Middleware
8 5 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.84%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.63%) HTML5
10 3 (0.63%) jQuery
10 3 (0.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.69%) Blackberry
2 30 (6.28%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.56%) CMDB
6 15 (3.14%) Virtual Team
7 13 (2.72%) Equities
8 11 (2.30%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.67%) iPhone
10 7 (1.46%) Derivative
10 7 (1.46%) NHS
10 7 (1.46%) RSA SecurID
11 6 (1.26%) iPad
12 5 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.05%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.05%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.05%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.84%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 128 (26.78%) Windows
2 67 (14.02%) Windows 7
3 42 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 40 (8.37%) Linux
5 27 (5.65%) Unix
6 19 (3.97%) Mac OS X
7 18 (3.77%) Android
8 17 (3.56%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (3.35%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.09%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.26%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.42%) AIX
15 2 (0.42%) Solaris
15 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (39.33%) ITIL
2 96 (20.08%) Service Management
3 88 (18.41%) Service Delivery
4 44 (9.21%) Change Management
5 43 (9.00%) Problem Management
6 41 (8.58%) Incident Management
7 36 (7.53%) ITSM
8 32 (6.69%) Project Management
9 31 (6.49%) ITIL V3
9 31 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 30 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (5.44%) Configuration Management
12 24 (5.02%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (4.60%) Time Management
15 19 (3.97%) Asset Management
15 19 (3.97%) Release Management
16 17 (3.56%) ERP
16 17 (3.56%) Line Management
17 15 (3.14%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.58%) SQL
2 25 (5.23%) Java
3 16 (3.35%) PL/SQL
3 16 (3.35%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.72%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.51%) Perl
6 10 (2.09%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.88%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.46%) C++
9 6 (1.26%) C#
10 3 (0.63%) Python
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby
11 2 (0.42%) Korn
11 2 (0.42%) PHP
11 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) Jython
12 1 (0.21%) VBA
12 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (7.95%) ITIL Certification
2 24 (5.02%) Degree
3 21 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.93%) CCNP
6 14 (2.93%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.72%) MCSE
8 8 (1.67%) Sun Certification
9 7 (1.46%) CCNA
9 7 (1.46%) MCSA
10 6 (1.26%) MCP
11 5 (1.05%) JNCIS
12 4 (0.84%) MCITP
13 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.63%) CCSA
13 3 (0.63%) CCSE
13 3 (0.63%) ECDL
13 3 (0.63%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.26%) PMO
3 6 (1.26%) QA
4 5 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.21%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 96 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.56%) vSphere
4 12 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.84%) XenApp
8 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.42%) NFS
9 2 (0.42%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.21%) Docker
10 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 26 (5.44%) SCCM
2 12 (2.51%) SCOM
3 11 (2.30%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.46%) Control-M
4 7 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.26%) Terraform
5 6 (1.26%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 4 (0.84%) Ansible
6 4 (0.84%) DameWare
7 3 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.63%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.63%) Puppet
8 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 103 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 50 (10.46%) Cisco
3 35 (7.32%) Oracle
3 35 (7.32%) VMware
4 33 (6.90%) HP
5 26 (5.44%) Citrix
6 23 (4.81%) ServiceNow
7 20 (4.18%) LANDesk
8 19 (3.97%) SAP
9 18 (3.77%) Remedy
10 13 (2.72%) Reuters
11 12 (2.51%) Dell
11 12 (2.51%) Google
12 11 (2.30%) NetIQ
13 9 (1.88%) BEA
13 9 (1.88%) Bloomberg
13 9 (1.88%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.67%) Apple
14 8 (1.67%) IBM
14 8 (1.67%) Symantec
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