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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 226 177 199
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +22
Contract jobs citing SLA 220 279 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 1.25% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 13.62% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 195 154
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £167 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £25.00 £23.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -10.29%
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
1981 2048 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.98% 9.19% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1450 1557
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.40 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £165.00 £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 23 £363 -14.70% 13
Harrow -3 9 £440 +46.66%
Croydon -6 7 £406 +47.72% 1
Ilford +8 5 £120 -
Romford - 2 - -
Southall - 2 £200 -
Docklands, London +6 1 £91 -83.54%
Feltham +4 1 £300 -18.91%
Bromley -18 1 £450 +115.56% 2
Surbiton - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £198 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 197 (41.30%) ITIL
2 136 (28.51%) Windows
3 115 (24.11%) Finance
4 109 (22.85%) Microsoft
5 96 (20.13%) Service Management
5 96 (20.13%) Service Delivery
6 84 (17.61%) MS Office
7 83 (17.40%) Active Directory
8 74 (15.51%) Change Management
9 72 (15.09%) Problem Management
10 67 (14.05%) Cisco
10 67 (14.05%) Oracle
11 65 (13.63%) SQL
12 61 (12.79%) MS Excel
13 57 (11.95%) Telecoms
14 56 (11.74%) Degree
15 49 (10.27%) Windows 7
16 48 (10.06%) Citrix
17 46 (9.64%) Linux
17 46 (9.64%) Windows Server
18 45 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
18 45 (9.43%) Incident Management
19 44 (9.22%) VMware
19 44 (9.22%) Unix
19 44 (9.22%) Java
20 43 (9.01%) Banking
20 43 (9.01%) Root Cause Analysis
21 41 (8.60%) Firewall
22 40 (8.39%) SQL Server
22 40 (8.39%) Security 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 36 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 21 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (2.52%) IIS
4 12 (2.52%) JBoss
4 12 (2.52%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.89%) CMS
7 8 (1.68%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.05%) Apache
8 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.05%) Zimbra
9 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.42%) Confluence
11 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 84 (17.61%) MS Office
2 61 (12.79%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.84%) MS Project
6 3 (0.63%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.26%) Summit
4 4 (0.84%) Finacle
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.63%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.42%) assyst
6 2 (0.42%) Misys Opics
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.42%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.52%) Office 365
3 11 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (2.31%) Amazon Glacier
3 11 (2.31%) Amazon S3
3 11 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.63%) IaaS
6 3 (0.63%) Yammer
7 2 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.60%) Firewall
2 35 (7.34%) WAN
3 33 (6.92%) LAN
4 28 (5.87%) TCP/IP
5 27 (5.66%) VoIP
6 25 (5.24%) VPN
7 24 (5.03%) Wireless
8 23 (4.82%) SAN
9 19 (3.98%) DNS
9 19 (3.98%) Internet
9 19 (3.98%) Network Security
10 11 (2.31%) DHCP
11 9 (1.89%) BIG-IP
12 8 (1.68%) BGP
12 8 (1.68%) GPRS
12 8 (1.68%) Unified Communications
13 7 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (1.47%) MVNO
13 7 (1.47%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.82%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (2.73%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.26%) MySQL
8 4 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.63%) MS Access
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.63%) Power BI
9 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.77%) JIRA
2 15 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.52%) Subversion
4 10 (2.10%) Maven
5 8 (1.68%) Checkstyle
5 8 (1.68%) FindBugs
6 5 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.42%) git-flow
9 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.21%) Gradle
9 1 (0.21%) JMeter
9 1 (0.21%) JUnit
9 1 (0.21%) Mockito
9 1 (0.21%) MSI
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 115 (24.11%) Finance
2 57 (11.95%) Telecoms
3 43 (9.01%) Banking
4 19 (3.98%) Retail
5 16 (3.35%) Front Office
5 16 (3.35%) Legal
6 13 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.10%) Back Office
7 10 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.26%) Billing
8 6 (1.26%) Games
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Law
9 5 (1.05%) Marketing
10 4 (0.84%) Local Government
11 3 (0.63%) Advertising
11 3 (0.63%) Publishing
12 2 (0.42%) International Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Military
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (18.45%) Analyst
2 55 (11.53%) Service Manager
3 38 (7.97%) Support Engineer
4 31 (6.50%) Administrator
4 31 (6.50%) Service Analyst
5 30 (6.29%) Network Engineer
5 30 (6.29%) Support Analyst
6 26 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (4.40%) Consultant
8 20 (4.19%) IT Support
9 18 (3.77%) Desktop Support
9 18 (3.77%) Developer
10 17 (3.56%) ITIL Manager
10 17 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (3.56%) Team Leader
11 16 (3.35%) Applications Support
11 16 (3.35%) Delivery Manager
11 16 (3.35%) IT Manager
11 16 (3.35%) Services Delivery Manager
12 15 (3.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.66%) Web Services
2 14 (2.94%) JMS
3 10 (2.10%) .NET
3 10 (2.10%) XML
4 9 (1.89%) Hibernate
4 9 (1.89%) REST
4 9 (1.89%) SOAP
4 9 (1.89%) Spring
5 8 (1.68%) Ext JS
5 8 (1.68%) Java EE
6 6 (1.26%) CSS
6 6 (1.26%) HTML
7 3 (0.63%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.63%) Lucene
7 3 (0.63%) Middleware
8 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.42%) SAML
8 2 (0.42%) Velocity
8 2 (0.42%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.13%) Blackberry
3 27 (5.66%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.31%) Derivative
7 10 (2.10%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.47%) CMDB
10 7 (1.47%) PDA
11 6 (1.26%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.26%) OTC Derivatives
11 6 (1.26%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.05%) iPad
12 5 (1.05%) NHS
12 5 (1.05%) Statistics
13 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 136 (28.51%) Windows
2 49 (10.27%) Windows 7
3 46 (9.64%) Linux
3 46 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 44 (9.22%) Unix
5 28 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (4.82%) Solaris
7 22 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (4.40%) Windows XP
9 19 (3.98%) Windows 8
10 16 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (2.94%) Windows 10
12 12 (2.52%) Mac OS X
13 11 (2.31%) Debian
14 6 (1.26%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (41.30%) ITIL
2 96 (20.13%) Service Delivery
2 96 (20.13%) Service Management
3 74 (15.51%) Change Management
4 72 (15.09%) Problem Management
5 45 (9.43%) Incident Management
6 43 (9.01%) Root Cause Analysis
7 38 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (7.13%) Project Management
9 31 (6.50%) ITIL V3
9 31 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (6.08%) Migration
11 28 (5.87%) ITSM
12 23 (4.82%) Configuration Management
12 23 (4.82%) CRM
13 22 (4.61%) Business Continuity
13 22 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (4.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.63%) SQL
2 44 (9.22%) Java
3 20 (4.19%) PL/SQL
4 19 (3.98%) Python
5 17 (3.56%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.52%) Bash Shell
7 11 (2.31%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.10%) C#
9 9 (1.89%) Perl
10 8 (1.68%) C
10 8 (1.68%) Erlang
11 7 (1.47%) Go
12 5 (1.05%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.63%) Scala
15 2 (0.42%) C++
15 2 (0.42%) Clojure
15 2 (0.42%) PHP
15 2 (0.42%) Ruby
15 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (11.74%) Degree
2 45 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
3 40 (8.39%) Security Cleared
4 35 (7.34%) SC Cleared
5 28 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (4.61%) CCNP
7 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.68%) CCNA
9 8 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.05%) CISSP
10 5 (1.05%) MCSE
11 4 (0.84%) CCIE
12 3 (0.63%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.63%) CCSE
12 3 (0.63%) CISM
12 3 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.63%) IISP
12 3 (0.63%) MCITP
12 3 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.14%) QA
2 8 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.63%) GPG13
4 3 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.42%) COBIT
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) BS7799
6 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 83 (17.40%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.89%) XenApp
4 7 (1.47%) Terminal Server
4 7 (1.47%) vSphere
5 6 (1.26%) Docker
5 6 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.05%) NFS
7 3 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.42%) Snort
8 2 (0.42%) Squid
8 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (3.35%) SCCM
1 16 (3.35%) SCOM
2 9 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.47%) Puppet
5 6 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.84%) Control-M
6 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.42%) Ansible
8 2 (0.42%) CFEngine
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.42%) DameWare
8 2 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.42%) logstash
8 2 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 109 (22.85%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.05%) Cisco
2 67 (14.05%) Oracle
3 48 (10.06%) Citrix
4 44 (9.22%) VMware
5 26 (5.45%) HP
6 20 (4.19%) Remedy
7 19 (3.98%) BMC
8 17 (3.56%) CheckPoint
8 17 (3.56%) Veritas
9 15 (3.14%) IBM
9 15 (3.14%) Juniper
10 11 (2.31%) SAP
11 10 (2.10%) LANDesk
11 10 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.10%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.89%) F5
12 9 (1.89%) Intel Security
12 9 (1.89%) Symantec
13 8 (1.68%) Lotus
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