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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 175 196 211
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 314 266 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.30% 1.09% 0.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.81% 13.82% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 143 144
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £166 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £321
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 17
Average hourly rate £20.88 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.46% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.80 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.78 £20.10 £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
1986 1925 2097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.25% 7.92% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1319 1466
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 26
Average hourly rate £20.88 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.23 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £88.00 £66.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 64 £425 +6.25% 13
Bromley 0 8 £250 -5.66%
Hammersmith +2 5 £350 +34.61%
Croydon -13 5 £338 -
Brentford - 3 £409 -
Chessington - 3 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 - -
Uxbridge +4 1 £213 -46.87%
Hayes -3 1 £188 -
Docklands, London -4 1 £435 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
South Croydon - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 £445 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 221 (38.04%) ITIL
2 194 (33.39%) Windows
3 176 (30.29%) Microsoft
4 142 (24.44%) Active Directory
5 121 (20.83%) Finance
6 106 (18.24%) Service Management
7 104 (17.90%) Service Delivery
8 93 (16.01%) MS Office
9 92 (15.83%) MS Excel
9 92 (15.83%) Windows 7
10 91 (15.66%) VMware
11 87 (14.97%) Change Management
12 77 (13.25%) Cisco
13 71 (12.22%) Citrix
14 69 (11.88%) Degree
15 68 (11.70%) SQL
16 61 (10.50%) Blackberry
17 60 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
18 56 (9.64%) MS Exchange
19 50 (8.61%) VPN
19 50 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
20 48 (8.26%) Project Management
21 47 (8.09%) SQL Server
21 47 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
22 46 (7.92%) Data Centre
23 45 (7.75%) ITIL Certification
23 45 (7.75%) Oracle
23 45 (7.75%) Firewall
23 45 (7.75%) Security Cleared
24 41 (7.06%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 56 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 41 (7.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 33 (5.68%) SharePoint
4 25 (4.30%) IIS
5 24 (4.13%) Lync
6 22 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (2.93%) IBM Notes
8 10 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.72%) Node.js
9 8 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.20%) Jetty
11 6 (1.03%) Eucalyptus
11 6 (1.03%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.69%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.52%) CMS
13 3 (0.52%) JBoss
14 2 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 93 (16.01%) MS Office
2 92 (15.83%) MS Excel
3 21 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.03%) MS Project
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.86%) SAP FI-AP
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.69%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.52%) SAP QM
4 3 (0.52%) Adaptiv
5 2 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.41%) Office 365
2 11 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.38%) IaaS
4 7 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.69%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.61%) VPN
2 45 (7.75%) Firewall
3 41 (7.06%) LAN
4 39 (6.71%) WAN
4 39 (6.71%) DNS
5 35 (6.02%) SAN
6 34 (5.85%) Wireless
7 30 (5.16%) DHCP
8 28 (4.82%) VoIP
9 22 (3.79%) Network Security
10 19 (3.27%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (3.10%) MPLS
11 18 (3.10%) OSPF
11 18 (3.10%) BGP
12 15 (2.58%) IPsec
13 13 (2.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (2.24%) Internet
13 13 (2.24%) TCP/IP
14 12 (2.07%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (1.38%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.03%) MS Access
8 6 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.86%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (2.07%) Subversion
2 9 (1.55%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.38%) JUnit
3 8 (1.38%) JMeter
3 8 (1.38%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.20%) Mockito
4 7 (1.20%) Gradle
4 7 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.20%) Maven
5 6 (1.03%) JIRA
6 3 (0.52%) Toad
6 3 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.52%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.17%) GCC
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 121 (20.83%) Finance
2 32 (5.51%) Banking
3 25 (4.30%) Retail
4 19 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.41%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.24%) Marketing
8 11 (1.89%) Law
8 11 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.38%) Legal
10 7 (1.20%) French Language
11 5 (0.86%) Billing
11 5 (0.86%) Back Office
12 3 (0.52%) Advertising
12 3 (0.52%) Local Government
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Games
13 2 (0.34%) German Language
14 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 122 (21.00%) Analyst
2 70 (12.05%) Service Manager
3 46 (7.92%) Support Analyst
4 40 (6.88%) Support Engineer
5 38 (6.54%) Service Analyst
6 36 (6.20%) Desktop Support
7 34 (5.85%) Administrator
8 28 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (4.82%) Service Desk Analyst
9 26 (4.48%) Developer
10 25 (4.30%) Consultant
10 25 (4.30%) Delivery Manager
11 24 (4.13%) Network Engineer
11 24 (4.13%) Services Delivery Manager
12 20 (3.44%) Desktop Engineer
13 17 (2.93%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
13 17 (2.93%) Architect
13 17 (2.93%) Project Manager
13 17 (2.93%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.44%) .NET
2 19 (3.27%) Web Services
3 12 (2.07%) Middleware
4 9 (1.55%) XML
5 8 (1.38%) Spring
5 8 (1.38%) HTML
6 7 (1.20%) REST
6 7 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.20%) Guice
7 6 (1.03%) CSS
8 5 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.86%) HTML5
8 5 (0.86%) jQuery
9 4 (0.69%) J2EE
10 3 (0.52%) MDX
10 3 (0.52%) WCF
10 3 (0.52%) XMPP
10 3 (0.52%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.52%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.50%) Blackberry
2 60 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (7.92%) Data Centre
4 30 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.44%) NHS
6 15 (2.58%) CMDB
7 11 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (1.89%) iPad
8 8 (1.38%) Performance Metrics
9 7 (1.20%) iPhone
10 6 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.03%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.86%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.86%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.86%) Statistics
11 5 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.69%) FMCG
12 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 194 (33.39%) Windows
2 92 (15.83%) Windows 7
3 47 (8.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (6.88%) Linux
5 39 (6.71%) UNIX
6 37 (6.37%) Windows XP
7 31 (5.34%) Android
8 19 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.93%) Windows 8
10 16 (2.75%) Mac OS X
11 13 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.55%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.20%) Solaris
15 6 (1.03%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
17 3 (0.52%) AIX
17 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.34%) HPUX
19 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (38.04%) ITIL
2 106 (18.24%) Service Management
3 104 (17.90%) Service Delivery
4 87 (14.97%) Change Management
5 48 (8.26%) Project Management
6 40 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (5.85%) Problem Management
8 32 (5.51%) PRINCE2
9 31 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (5.16%) ITSM
11 28 (4.82%) Scrum
12 27 (4.65%) Change Control
13 26 (4.48%) ITIL V3
14 24 (4.13%) Performance Management
14 24 (4.13%) Incident Management
14 24 (4.13%) Data Modelling
15 23 (3.96%) Migration
15 23 (3.96%) Coaching
16 21 (3.61%) Line Management
16 21 (3.61%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.70%) SQL
2 36 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 23 (3.96%) Java
4 13 (2.24%) VBScript
5 12 (2.07%) Python
6 11 (1.89%) C#
7 10 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.55%) VBA
8 9 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.38%) Ruby
9 8 (1.38%) Groovy
9 8 (1.38%) Scala
10 7 (1.20%) VB
11 6 (1.03%) Perl
12 4 (0.69%) C
12 4 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.52%) C++
13 3 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (11.88%) Degree
2 45 (7.75%) ITIL Certification
2 45 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 35 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.48%) CCNP
6 25 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.58%) CCNA
8 11 (1.89%) MCSE
8 11 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (1.89%) MCITP
9 9 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.38%) SAP Certification
11 6 (1.03%) CISSP
11 6 (1.03%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.86%) PMP
12 5 (0.86%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.86%) CISA
12 5 (0.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.41%) QA
2 10 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.34%) BS7799
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 142 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 50 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.93%) vCloud
4 16 (2.75%) vSphere
5 11 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.89%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.55%) XenApp
7 8 (1.38%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.38%) ISA Server
7 8 (1.38%) Docker
8 6 (1.03%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.86%) NFS
9 5 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.86%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.52%) Firmware
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.52%) XenServer
11 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 35 (6.02%) SCCM
2 13 (2.24%) NetBackup
3 10 (1.72%) RANCID
4 7 (1.20%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.20%) Puppet
4 7 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.03%) SCOM
5 6 (1.03%) WMI
6 5 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.86%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.69%) vMotion
7 4 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.69%) OPNET
8 3 (0.52%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.52%) Nagios
8 3 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.52%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 176 (30.29%) Microsoft
2 91 (15.66%) VMware
3 77 (13.25%) Cisco
4 71 (12.22%) Citrix
5 45 (7.75%) Oracle
6 31 (5.34%) HP
7 23 (3.96%) SAP
8 22 (3.79%) Juniper
9 21 (3.61%) Remedy
10 20 (3.44%) SolarWinds
11 19 (3.27%) IBM
12 18 (3.10%) F5
13 17 (2.93%) Lotus
13 17 (2.93%) Apple
13 17 (2.93%) Websense
14 16 (2.75%) Symantec
14 16 (2.75%) NetApp
14 16 (2.75%) ServiceNow
15 14 (2.41%) CheckPoint
16 13 (2.24%) Dell
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £380 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £380 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Based on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £412.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £480 to £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 14 days ago
Hanger Lane, West London
River Island
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South East London
The Lifeways Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago