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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 232 186 189
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 216 292 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 1.25% 1.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.90% 13.64% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 192 152
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £173 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 11
Median hourly rate £29.25 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.55 £54.00 £23.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
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 2141 2223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.21% 9.13% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1534 1563
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £640 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 21
Median hourly rate £20.87 £20.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £14.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £99.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -6 26 £388 -6.34% 10
Croydon -11 7 £260 -25.71% 2
Ilford +7 4 £120 -
Romford - 2 - -
Surbiton - 2 £550 -
Paddington - 2 £198 -
Docklands, London +9 1 £91 -83.54%
Brentford +1 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £375 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 216 (46.65%) ITIL
2 119 (25.70%) Windows
3 106 (22.89%) Microsoft
4 99 (21.38%) Finance
5 95 (20.52%) Service Delivery
6 91 (19.65%) Service Management
7 82 (17.71%) Active Directory
8 80 (17.28%) MS Office
9 71 (15.33%) Problem Management
10 66 (14.25%) MS Excel
10 66 (14.25%) Change Management
11 64 (13.82%) Cisco
12 50 (10.80%) Incident Management
12 50 (10.80%) Oracle
13 49 (10.58%) SQL
13 49 (10.58%) Degree
14 48 (10.37%) Telecoms
15 47 (10.15%) ITIL Certification
16 45 (9.72%) Banking
17 44 (9.50%) Citrix
18 43 (9.29%) VMware
19 42 (9.07%) Windows Server
20 41 (8.86%) Linux
21 40 (8.64%) Firewall
21 40 (8.64%) Windows 7
22 39 (8.42%) Root Cause Analysis
23 38 (8.21%) Security Cleared
24 36 (7.78%) MS Exchange
25 35 (7.56%) ITIL V3
25 35 (7.56%) Analytical Skills

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 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.54%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.46%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.59%) IIS
5 10 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.16%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.73%) JBoss
8 7 (1.51%) CMS
9 6 (1.30%) Zimbra
10 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.86%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 80 (17.28%) MS Office
2 66 (14.25%) MS Excel
3 19 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.86%) MS Project
6 3 (0.65%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.86%) Finacle
3 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.43%) assyst
5 2 (0.43%) Eikon
5 2 (0.43%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.43%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.43%) Summit
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.67%) Office 365
2 12 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.51%) Amazon Glacier
4 7 (1.51%) Amazon S3
4 7 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.86%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.86%) PaaS
6 3 (0.65%) IaaS
6 3 (0.65%) Yammer
7 2 (0.43%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) GitHub
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.64%) Firewall
2 33 (7.13%) LAN
2 33 (7.13%) WAN
3 25 (5.40%) VoIP
4 24 (5.18%) VPN
5 23 (4.97%) SAN
6 22 (4.75%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.54%) DNS
8 20 (4.32%) Network Security
9 16 (3.46%) Wireless
10 15 (3.24%) DHCP
11 12 (2.59%) Internet
12 10 (2.16%) BIG-IP
13 8 (1.73%) LDAP
14 7 (1.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 7 (1.51%) GPRS
14 7 (1.51%) Intranet
14 7 (1.51%) Unified Communications
15 6 (1.30%) BGP
15 6 (1.30%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.89%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (1.73%) MongoDB
3 8 (1.73%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.30%) MySQL
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.65%) Power BI
8 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.24%) JIRA
2 11 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.30%) Subversion
4 5 (1.08%) Checkstyle
4 5 (1.08%) FindBugs
4 5 (1.08%) Maven
5 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.65%) git-flow
7 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.22%) MSI
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 99 (21.38%) Finance
2 48 (10.37%) Telecoms
3 45 (9.72%) Banking
4 18 (3.89%) Retail
5 17 (3.67%) Legal
6 15 (3.24%) Front Office
7 8 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.73%) Law
8 7 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.30%) Back Office
10 5 (1.08%) Games
10 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.08%) Publishing
11 4 (0.86%) Billing
11 4 (0.86%) Marketing
12 3 (0.65%) Advertising
12 3 (0.65%) Local Government
12 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.43%) Military
13 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (20.52%) Analyst
2 59 (12.74%) Service Manager
3 33 (7.13%) Service Analyst
4 32 (6.91%) Support Analyst
5 31 (6.70%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.05%) Administrator
7 26 (5.62%) Network Engineer
8 25 (5.40%) Consultant
8 25 (5.40%) Service Desk Analyst
9 23 (4.97%) Services Delivery Manager
10 22 (4.75%) Delivery Manager
11 21 (4.54%) ITIL Manager
12 20 (4.32%) IT Support
13 18 (3.89%) Desktop Support
14 17 (3.67%) IT Analyst
15 15 (3.24%) IT Manager
15 15 (3.24%) ITIL Service Manager
16 14 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
16 14 (3.02%) Applications Support
16 14 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.89%) Web Services
2 8 (1.73%) .NET
3 7 (1.51%) JMS
4 6 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (1.30%) Middleware
5 5 (1.08%) Ext JS
5 5 (1.08%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.08%) Java EE
5 5 (1.08%) REST
5 5 (1.08%) SOAP
5 5 (1.08%) Spring
6 4 (0.86%) CSS
6 4 (0.86%) HTML
6 4 (0.86%) XML
7 2 (0.43%) Lucene
7 2 (0.43%) SAML
7 2 (0.43%) Velocity
8 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.22%) jQuery
8 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.26%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.97%) Blackberry
4 19 (4.10%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.16%) Derivative
5 10 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (1.94%) CMDB
7 8 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.51%) NHS
9 6 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.30%) PDA
9 6 (1.30%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.08%) Equities
10 5 (1.08%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (1.08%) Replication
10 5 (1.08%) Statistics
11 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.86%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (25.70%) Windows
2 42 (9.07%) Windows Server
3 41 (8.86%) Linux
4 40 (8.64%) Windows 7
5 33 (7.13%) Unix
6 22 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.89%) Windows 8
8 17 (3.67%) Windows XP
9 16 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.24%) Solaris
11 14 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.59%) Windows 10
13 10 (2.16%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.51%) Debian
15 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.86%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.65%) AIX
17 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (46.65%) ITIL
2 95 (20.52%) Service Delivery
3 91 (19.65%) Service Management
4 71 (15.33%) Problem Management
5 66 (14.25%) Change Management
6 50 (10.80%) Incident Management
7 39 (8.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 35 (7.56%) ITIL V3
9 34 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (6.48%) Project Management
11 29 (6.26%) ITSM
12 26 (5.62%) Migration
13 23 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (4.97%) Network Monitoring
14 21 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (4.32%) Configuration Management
15 20 (4.32%) CRM
15 20 (4.32%) Performance Management
15 20 (4.32%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.58%) SQL
2 26 (5.62%) Java
3 13 (2.81%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.81%) PL/SQL
4 12 (2.59%) Python
5 9 (1.94%) C
5 9 (1.94%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.73%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.73%) C#
6 8 (1.73%) Perl
7 7 (1.51%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.08%) Erlang
8 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.86%) Go
10 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) PHP
11 1 (0.22%) RPG
11 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (10.58%) Degree
2 47 (10.15%) ITIL Certification
3 38 (8.21%) Security Cleared
4 34 (7.34%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (4.32%) CCNP
7 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (2.16%) CCNA
8 10 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.51%) CISSP
9 7 (1.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.08%) CISM
10 5 (1.08%) IISP
11 4 (0.86%) MCP
11 4 (0.86%) MCSE
12 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.65%) CCSE
12 3 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.65%) ISEB
12 3 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.94%) QA
2 6 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.08%) GPG13
3 5 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.43%) COBIT
5 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) BS7799
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 82 (17.71%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.73%) vSphere
3 8 (1.73%) XenApp
4 7 (1.51%) Terminal Server
4 7 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.30%) NFS
5 6 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.08%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.86%) Docker
7 4 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.65%) Snort
8 3 (0.65%) Squid
8 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.43%) Firmware
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (3.67%) SCCM
2 11 (2.38%) SCOM
3 7 (1.51%) Puppet
4 6 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (1.30%) Nagios
4 6 (1.30%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.65%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.65%) Control-M
7 3 (0.65%) logstash
7 3 (0.65%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.43%) Piwik
8 2 (0.43%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 106 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.82%) Cisco
3 50 (10.80%) Oracle
4 44 (9.50%) Citrix
5 43 (9.29%) VMware
6 27 (5.83%) Remedy
7 24 (5.18%) HP
8 21 (4.54%) BMC
9 14 (3.02%) IBM
9 14 (3.02%) SAP
10 13 (2.81%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.59%) Juniper
12 11 (2.38%) LANDesk
12 11 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 10 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.94%) F5
14 9 (1.94%) Intel Security
15 8 (1.73%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.73%) Symantec
15 8 (1.73%) Veritas
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