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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 179 215 188
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -27
Contract jobs citing SLA 288 230 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.19% 0.91% 1.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.05% 11.11% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 140 135
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £188 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.25 £22.75 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.80%
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
1913 2071 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.89% 8.21% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1332 1446 1476
Average daily rate £438 £475 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 44
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.98 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £141.25 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +37 59 £400 +6.66% 28
Hayes - 11 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £400 -
Bromley -1 1 - -
Croydon -10 1 - - 3
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £160 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £260 - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 191 (33.87%) ITIL
2 179 (31.74%) Windows
3 166 (29.43%) Microsoft
4 147 (26.06%) Active Directory
5 123 (21.81%) Finance
6 117 (20.74%) Service Delivery
7 105 (18.62%) Service Management
8 85 (15.07%) MS Excel
9 84 (14.89%) MS Office
10 72 (12.77%) HP
10 72 (12.77%) Windows 7
11 63 (11.17%) Blackberry
12 62 (10.99%) SQL
13 60 (10.64%) UNIX
13 60 (10.64%) Cisco
14 58 (10.28%) Oracle
15 57 (10.11%) Windows XP
16 56 (9.93%) VMware
17 55 (9.75%) Security Cleared
17 55 (9.75%) Degree
18 54 (9.57%) Linux
19 53 (9.40%) Incident Management
20 47 (8.33%) MS Exchange
21 45 (7.98%) Citrix
22 42 (7.45%) Project Management
23 40 (7.09%) SQL Server
24 39 (6.91%) Banking
24 39 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
25 38 (6.74%) SC Cleared
26 37 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 33 (5.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 29 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.84%) IBM Notes
5 12 (2.13%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.42%) Apache
7 8 (1.42%) WorkSite
8 7 (1.24%) Lync
8 7 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.06%) IIS
10 4 (0.71%) CMS
10 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.71%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 85 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 84 (14.89%) MS Office
3 15 (2.66%) MS Project
4 11 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.89%) SiteCatalyst
5 5 (0.89%) assyst
5 5 (0.89%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.53%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.53%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.53%) Adaptiv
7 3 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.35%) SAP QM
8 2 (0.35%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.13%) Office 365
2 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.89%) PaaS
4 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.71%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.03%) DNS
2 32 (5.67%) DHCP
3 29 (5.14%) VPN
4 28 (4.96%) WAN
5 26 (4.61%) Firewall
6 25 (4.43%) LAN
7 21 (3.72%) Internet
8 15 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (2.66%) LDAP
8 15 (2.66%) SAN
9 14 (2.48%) Wireless
10 12 (2.13%) VoIP
11 11 (1.95%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (1.60%) OSPF
12 9 (1.60%) BGP
13 7 (1.24%) MPLS
14 6 (1.06%) IPsec
14 6 (1.06%) NetScreen
14 6 (1.06%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.06%) MySQL
11 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.89%) VLDB
12 5 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 17 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.30%) Subversion
3 8 (1.42%) JIRA
3 8 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.24%) Maven
5 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.35%) Toad
7 1 (0.18%) Moq
7 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.18%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.18%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.18%) NUnit
7 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
General
1 123 (21.81%) Finance
2 39 (6.91%) Banking
3 32 (5.67%) Financial Institution
4 31 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.08%) Legal
6 20 (3.55%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.84%) Law
7 16 (2.84%) Publishing
8 14 (2.48%) Retail
9 12 (2.13%) Back Office
9 12 (2.13%) Marketing
10 9 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.24%) French Language
12 6 (1.06%) Games
12 6 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.89%) Billing
14 3 (0.53%) Local Government
14 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.53%) Advertising
15 2 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 144 (25.53%) Analyst
2 55 (9.75%) Service Analyst
3 40 (7.09%) Service Manager
4 38 (6.74%) Support Engineer
5 36 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 34 (6.03%) Support Analyst
7 33 (5.85%) Consultant
8 28 (4.96%) Service Desk Analyst
9 27 (4.79%) Operations Analyst
10 25 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 24 (4.26%) Administrator
12 23 (4.08%) Developer
13 21 (3.72%) Desktop Support
14 19 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (3.19%) Architect
16 16 (2.84%) DBA
17 15 (2.66%) Applications Support
18 13 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support
18 13 (2.30%) Team Leader
19 12 (2.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.01%) HTML
1 17 (3.01%) Middleware
2 14 (2.48%) CSS
2 14 (2.48%) .NET
3 12 (2.13%) XML
4 6 (1.06%) Web Services
4 6 (1.06%) HTML5
5 5 (0.89%) LAMP
6 4 (0.71%) Symfony
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Streams
7 3 (0.53%) jQuery
7 3 (0.53%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.53%) J2EE
7 3 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.35%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.35%) CSS3
9 1 (0.18%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.17%) Blackberry
2 39 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 27 (4.79%) Hedge funds
5 21 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.84%) Statistics
7 11 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (1.95%) CMDB
8 10 (1.77%) Replication
8 10 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.42%) AS400
10 8 (1.42%) CESG
10 8 (1.42%) NHS
10 8 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 8 (1.42%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.42%) SecurID
10 8 (1.42%) VAX
11 7 (1.24%) RMADS
11 7 (1.24%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 179 (31.74%) Windows
2 72 (12.77%) Windows 7
3 60 (10.64%) UNIX
4 57 (10.11%) Windows XP
5 54 (9.57%) Linux
6 37 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.13%) Solaris
9 10 (1.77%) CentOS
10 9 (1.60%) VMS
11 8 (1.42%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.24%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.06%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.89%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.53%) Android
16 3 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (33.87%) ITIL
2 117 (20.74%) Service Delivery
3 105 (18.62%) Service Management
4 53 (9.40%) Incident Management
5 42 (7.45%) Project Management
6 36 (6.38%) Problem Management
7 30 (5.32%) Change Management
8 27 (4.79%) ITSM
9 26 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (4.43%) ITIL V3
10 25 (4.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (4.26%) Migration
12 23 (4.08%) Scrum
12 23 (4.08%) PRINCE2
13 22 (3.90%) ERP
14 20 (3.55%) Performance Management
14 20 (3.55%) Load Balancing
15 19 (3.37%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.99%) SQL
2 25 (4.43%) Java
3 20 (3.55%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.13%) Perl
5 12 (2.13%) Python
6 11 (1.95%) PHP
7 8 (1.42%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.42%) VBScript
8 7 (1.24%) C#
9 6 (1.06%) Ruby
10 4 (0.71%) C
11 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.53%) ABAP
12 2 (0.35%) VB
12 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (9.75%) Security Cleared
1 55 (9.75%) Degree
2 38 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (2.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (2.13%) MCSE
7 12 (2.13%) MCSA
7 12 (2.13%) CCNP
8 11 (1.95%) CCNA
8 11 (1.95%) MOS
9 10 (1.77%) A+ Certification
9 10 (1.77%) CISSP
10 9 (1.60%) MCP
11 6 (1.06%) OCP
11 6 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (1.06%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.89%) MCTS
12 5 (0.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) EMIR
3 1 (0.18%) WCAG
3 1 (0.18%) WAI
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
3 1 (0.18%) GAMP
3 1 (0.18%) GxP
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 147 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.66%) vSphere
4 13 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.95%) vCloud
5 11 (1.95%) XenApp
6 7 (1.24%) Terminal Server
7 6 (1.06%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.35%) XenServer
10 2 (0.35%) ACF2
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
11 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.18%) NLBS
11 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.18%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 28 (4.96%) SCCM
1 28 (4.96%) Control-M
2 26 (4.61%) NetBackup
3 22 (3.90%) SCOM
4 19 (3.37%) Nagios
5 17 (3.01%) Backup Exec
6 15 (2.66%) Tivoli
7 13 (2.30%) Puppet
8 12 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.95%) ZABBIX
10 10 (1.77%) BMC PATROL
10 10 (1.77%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.42%) Netcool
11 8 (1.42%) OpenView
11 8 (1.42%) Tivoli NetView
11 8 (1.42%) Legato
12 6 (1.06%) Data Guard
12 6 (1.06%) Zenoss
12 6 (1.06%) Kibana
12 6 (1.06%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 166 (29.43%) Microsoft
2 72 (12.77%) HP
3 60 (10.64%) Cisco
4 58 (10.28%) Oracle
5 56 (9.93%) VMware
6 45 (7.98%) Citrix
7 31 (5.50%) SAP
7 31 (5.50%) Remedy
8 25 (4.43%) Veritas
9 23 (4.08%) IBM
10 22 (3.90%) BMC
11 19 (3.37%) SolarWinds
12 16 (2.84%) Altiris
12 16 (2.84%) Lotus
13 15 (2.66%) Juniper
14 12 (2.13%) Intel
15 11 (1.95%) Dell
15 11 (1.95%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.95%) Apple
15 11 (1.95%) Perforce
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