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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 204 197 196
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 249 259 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.16% 1.15% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.49% 11.29% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 154 168
Median daily rate £383 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £120 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £11.88 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £23.58 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
2167 2295 2279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.07% 10.17% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1511 1520 1631
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 39
Median hourly rate £18.94 £22.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.84% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £13.20 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -18 23 £363 - 10
Bromley +3 6 £488 +343.18%
Teddington - 5 - -
Croydon -22 4 £750 +130.76% 1
Romford +6 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames +4 3 - -
Canary Wharf +5 2 £438 +173.43%
Brentford - 2 - - 1
Uxbridge +6 1 £325 -7.14%
Hounslow 0 1 - -
Ealing - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £200 - 1
Harrow - 1 £400 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 227 (43.65%) ITIL
2 150 (28.85%) Finance
3 136 (26.15%) Windows
4 121 (23.27%) Microsoft
5 118 (22.69%) Active Directory
6 112 (21.54%) Service Management
7 109 (20.96%) Service Delivery
8 68 (13.08%) MS Office
9 67 (12.88%) MS Excel
10 56 (10.77%) Windows 7
11 55 (10.58%) Cisco
12 53 (10.19%) Problem Management
13 50 (9.62%) Windows Server
14 49 (9.42%) Change Management
14 49 (9.42%) Project Management
15 47 (9.04%) VMware
16 46 (8.85%) Incident Management
17 45 (8.65%) Banking
18 40 (7.69%) DNS
19 39 (7.50%) Data Centre
20 38 (7.31%) DHCP
21 37 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
22 35 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
22 35 (6.73%) Firewall
22 35 (6.73%) SCCM
23 33 (6.35%) Citrix
23 33 (6.35%) ITIL V3
23 33 (6.35%) Office 365
24 31 (5.96%) Degree
24 31 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure

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 29 (5.58%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.15%) IIS
7 6 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.58%) CMS
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.38%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.38%) SAS
11 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (13.08%) MS Office
2 67 (12.88%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.58%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.38%) MS Project
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.77%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.77%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) HFM
3 3 (0.58%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.38%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.35%) Office 365
2 12 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.96%) PaaS
3 5 (0.96%) SaaS
4 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) G Suite
6 1 (0.19%) GitHub
6 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.69%) DNS
2 38 (7.31%) DHCP
3 35 (6.73%) Firewall
4 24 (4.62%) SAN
4 24 (4.62%) VPN
5 23 (4.42%) WAN
5 23 (4.42%) Wireless
6 21 (4.04%) TCP/IP
7 18 (3.46%) Internet
7 18 (3.46%) LAN
8 17 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (2.50%) VoIP
10 10 (1.92%) BIG-IP
10 10 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (1.92%) Intranet
11 9 (1.73%) NAS
11 9 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.54%) BGP
13 7 (1.35%) MPLS
13 7 (1.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.12%) Oracle Database
2 11 (2.12%) Relational Database
2 11 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.58%) ActiveReports
6 3 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (0.58%) Essbase
6 3 (0.58%) MySQL
6 3 (0.58%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.38%) MS Access
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.38%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (2.12%) JIRA
2 6 (1.15%) Subversion
3 3 (0.58%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) MSI
4 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 150 (28.85%) Finance
2 45 (8.65%) Banking
3 20 (3.85%) Law
3 20 (3.85%) Legal
4 18 (3.46%) Back Office
4 18 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.69%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.31%) Front Office
7 6 (1.15%) Advertising
7 6 (1.15%) German Language
7 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.15%) Retail
8 5 (0.96%) French Language
8 5 (0.96%) Italian Language
9 4 (0.77%) Publishing
9 4 (0.77%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.58%) Marketing
10 3 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.38%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 133 (25.58%) Analyst
2 54 (10.38%) Service Manager
3 48 (9.23%) Support Analyst
4 47 (9.04%) Service Analyst
5 36 (6.92%) Delivery Manager
5 36 (6.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 34 (6.54%) Services Delivery Manager
7 30 (5.77%) Consultant
8 27 (5.19%) Administrator
9 20 (3.85%) Support Engineer
10 19 (3.65%) Applications Support
10 19 (3.65%) Desktop Support
10 19 (3.65%) ITIL Manager
11 18 (3.46%) IT Manager
12 15 (2.88%) Architect
12 15 (2.88%) Business Analyst
12 15 (2.88%) IT Support
13 14 (2.69%) Developer
13 14 (2.69%) Field Service Engineer
13 14 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.08%) .NET
2 10 (1.92%) Middleware
2 10 (1.92%) Web Services
3 9 (1.73%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.54%) HTML
4 8 (1.54%) J2EE
5 7 (1.35%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.15%) Hibernate
6 6 (1.15%) Java EE
6 6 (1.15%) JSF
6 6 (1.15%) Spring
6 6 (1.15%) XML
7 5 (0.96%) Ajax
7 5 (0.96%) EJB
8 4 (0.77%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.58%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.58%) JSP
10 2 (0.38%) JMS
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.46%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.69%) Virtual Team
6 12 (2.31%) Derivative
6 12 (2.31%) Equities
7 10 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.73%) NHS
9 8 (1.54%) VCE vBlock
9 8 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.35%) CMDB
11 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.15%) Clustering
11 6 (1.15%) EPoS
11 6 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.15%) Statistics
12 5 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.96%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (26.15%) Windows
2 56 (10.77%) Windows 7
3 50 (9.62%) Windows Server
4 29 (5.58%) Linux
4 29 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.85%) Unix
6 20 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (3.46%) Windows 10
8 15 (2.88%) Mac OS X
8 15 (2.88%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.54%) Android
9 8 (1.54%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.96%) AIX
10 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.77%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (43.65%) ITIL
2 112 (21.54%) Service Management
3 109 (20.96%) Service Delivery
4 53 (10.19%) Problem Management
5 49 (9.42%) Change Management
5 49 (9.42%) Project Management
6 46 (8.85%) Incident Management
7 37 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (6.35%) ITIL V3
10 27 (5.19%) Time Management
11 26 (5.00%) Configuration Management
11 26 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (5.00%) Release Management
12 25 (4.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (4.42%) Asset Management
13 23 (4.42%) Migration
14 22 (4.23%) ITSM
15 17 (3.27%) CRM
15 17 (3.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.77%) SQL
2 19 (3.65%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.31%) Java
4 11 (2.12%) C#
5 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.96%) C
7 5 (0.96%) Perl
8 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.38%) Korn
9 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.38%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) Jython
10 1 (0.19%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.96%) Degree
2 30 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
4 26 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.46%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.50%) MCSE
8 12 (2.31%) CCNP
8 12 (2.31%) MCP
9 11 (2.12%) CCNA
10 10 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.73%) MCSA
12 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.15%) MCITP
13 5 (0.96%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.96%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.77%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.77%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.77%) QA
5 2 (0.38%) COBIT
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.38%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) GPG13
6 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 118 (22.69%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.50%) vSphere
4 11 (2.12%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.96%) XenApp
6 4 (0.77%) NFS
6 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.38%) Firmware
8 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.19%) SRDF
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (6.73%) SCCM
2 24 (4.62%) SCOM
3 14 (2.69%) Tivoli
4 8 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.96%) DameWare
5 5 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
6 4 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.77%) Nagios
6 4 (0.77%) Terraform
6 4 (0.77%) WSUS
7 3 (0.58%) Ansible
7 3 (0.58%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.38%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) Puppet
8 2 (0.38%) SnapVault
8 2 (0.38%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 121 (23.27%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.58%) Cisco
3 47 (9.04%) VMware
4 33 (6.35%) Citrix
5 30 (5.77%) HP
6 27 (5.19%) Oracle
7 22 (4.23%) Remedy
8 18 (3.46%) SAP
9 14 (2.69%) Juniper
9 14 (2.69%) NetIQ
10 13 (2.50%) LANDesk
11 12 (2.31%) Dell
11 12 (2.31%) IBM
12 11 (2.12%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.12%) EMC
12 11 (2.12%) ServiceNow
13 10 (1.92%) F5
14 9 (1.73%) Palo Alto
14 9 (1.73%) Riverbed
15 8 (1.54%) SolarWinds
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