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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 190 214 180
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Contract jobs citing SLA 278 235 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.14% 0.95% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.54% 11.33% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 145 132
Average daily rate
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£348 £350 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £173 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £556 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.97 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £23.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
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
1912 2074 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.82% 8.38% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1323 1436 1466
Average daily rate £438 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +27 59 £413 +10.00% 26
Hayes - 10 - - 2
Uxbridge - 3 £400 -
Bromley -1 2 - - 1
Croydon -6 1 - - 3
Hounslow - 1 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £160 -
Romford - 1 £240 - 1
Hammersmith - 1 £260 - 2
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Westminster - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 3
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 193 (35.35%) ITIL
2 173 (31.68%) Windows
3 162 (29.67%) Microsoft
4 143 (26.19%) Active Directory
5 116 (21.25%) Service Delivery
6 109 (19.96%) Service Management
7 108 (19.78%) Finance
8 80 (14.65%) MS Excel
9 79 (14.47%) MS Office
10 72 (13.19%) Windows 7
11 70 (12.82%) HP
12 62 (11.36%) SQL
13 61 (11.17%) UNIX
14 59 (10.81%) Oracle
15 57 (10.44%) Security Cleared
16 56 (10.26%) Cisco
17 54 (9.89%) Blackberry
17 54 (9.89%) Incident Management
17 54 (9.89%) Degree
18 53 (9.71%) Windows XP
19 52 (9.52%) Linux
20 49 (8.97%) VMware
21 45 (8.24%) Project Management
22 43 (7.88%) SQL Server
22 43 (7.88%) MS Exchange
23 42 (7.69%) Citrix
24 39 (7.14%) Banking
24 39 (7.14%) SC Cleared
25 36 (6.59%) Change Management
25 36 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 43 (7.88%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.68%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 25 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.75%) IBM Notes
6 14 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.83%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.47%) Apache
10 7 (1.28%) IIS
10 7 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.10%) WorkSite
12 5 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.92%) Lync
13 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.73%) MS Project Server
14 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.55%) CMS
14 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 80 (14.65%) MS Excel
2 79 (14.47%) MS Office
3 13 (2.38%) MS Project
4 10 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.92%) SiteCatalyst
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.73%) assyst
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.55%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.55%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.55%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.01%) Office 365
2 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.92%) PaaS
4 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.73%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.41%) DNS
2 33 (6.04%) DHCP
3 27 (4.95%) WAN
4 26 (4.76%) LAN
4 26 (4.76%) VPN
5 24 (4.40%) Firewall
6 19 (3.48%) Internet
7 15 (2.75%) LDAP
7 15 (2.75%) Wireless
8 14 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (2.56%) SAN
9 13 (2.38%) TCP/IP
10 12 (2.20%) VoIP
11 9 (1.65%) OSPF
11 9 (1.65%) BGP
11 9 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (1.28%) Network Security
12 7 (1.28%) IPsec
12 7 (1.28%) TACACS
13 6 (1.10%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.47%) OLAP
6 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.28%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.10%) MySQL
8 6 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (0.92%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 15 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.83%) Subversion
3 8 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.28%) Maven
4 7 (1.28%) JIRA
5 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.37%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.37%) Toad
7 1 (0.18%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (0.18%) NUnit
7 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.18%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.18%) Moq
7 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
General
1 108 (19.78%) Finance
2 39 (7.14%) Banking
3 30 (5.49%) Financial Institution
4 29 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 19 (3.48%) Legal
5 19 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.93%) Retail
7 14 (2.56%) Publishing
8 13 (2.38%) Law
9 11 (2.01%) Back Office
10 10 (1.83%) Marketing
11 7 (1.28%) French Language
12 6 (1.10%) Games
13 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.92%) Billing
14 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.55%) Advertising
15 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.55%) Local Government
16 2 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 143 (26.19%) Analyst
2 51 (9.34%) Service Analyst
3 41 (7.51%) Support Engineer
4 39 (7.14%) Service Manager
5 38 (6.96%) Support Analyst
6 36 (6.59%) Project Manager
7 31 (5.68%) Consultant
8 26 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
9 24 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
9 24 (4.40%) Administrator
9 24 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 23 (4.21%) Desktop Support
11 20 (3.66%) Architect
11 20 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (3.48%) Developer
13 15 (2.75%) Applications Support
14 13 (2.38%) DBA
14 13 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
15 12 (2.20%) IT Support
16 11 (2.01%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.11%) HTML
1 17 (3.11%) Middleware
2 14 (2.56%) CSS
3 12 (2.20%) XML
4 10 (1.83%) .NET
5 6 (1.10%) Web Services
5 6 (1.10%) HTML5
6 5 (0.92%) LAMP
6 5 (0.92%) jQuery
7 4 (0.73%) Oracle Streams
7 4 (0.73%) Symfony
8 3 (0.55%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.55%) J2EE
9 2 (0.37%) Classic ASP
9 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.37%) CSS3
9 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.18%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.89%) Blackberry
2 33 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.86%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 25 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.75%) Statistics
7 11 (2.01%) CMDB
8 10 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.65%) NHS
10 8 (1.47%) AS400
10 8 (1.47%) Mathematics
10 8 (1.47%) CESG
10 8 (1.47%) SecurID
10 8 (1.47%) VAX
10 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.28%) RMADS
11 7 (1.28%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.28%) Open Source
11 7 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 173 (31.68%) Windows
2 72 (13.19%) Windows 7
3 61 (11.17%) UNIX
4 53 (9.71%) Windows XP
5 52 (9.52%) Linux
6 36 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.56%) Solaris
9 9 (1.65%) VMS
10 8 (1.47%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.47%) CentOS
11 6 (1.10%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.92%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.92%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (35.35%) ITIL
2 116 (21.25%) Service Delivery
3 109 (19.96%) Service Management
4 54 (9.89%) Incident Management
5 45 (8.24%) Project Management
6 36 (6.59%) Change Management
7 33 (6.04%) Problem Management
8 30 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (5.13%) ITSM
10 27 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.40%) PRINCE2
13 22 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (3.85%) ITIL V3
14 21 (3.85%) Scrum
15 20 (3.66%) Migration
16 19 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (3.48%) ERP
16 19 (3.48%) Change Control
16 19 (3.48%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.36%) SQL
2 24 (4.40%) Java
3 18 (3.30%) JavaScript
3 18 (3.30%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.83%) Python
4 10 (1.83%) Perl
5 9 (1.65%) PHP
6 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.28%) VBScript
8 5 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.73%) C
9 4 (0.73%) C#
9 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.73%) ABAP
9 4 (0.73%) Ruby
10 2 (0.37%) VB
11 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 54 (9.89%) Degree
3 39 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 34 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 13 (2.38%) MCSE
9 12 (2.20%) MCSA
9 12 (2.20%) CCNP
10 10 (1.83%) CCNA
10 10 (1.83%) CISSP
11 9 (1.65%) MCP
11 9 (1.65%) A+ Certification
11 9 (1.65%) MOS
12 7 (1.28%) MCTS
12 7 (1.28%) MCITP
12 7 (1.28%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.92%) CCIE
13 5 (0.92%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.10%) QA
3 2 (0.37%) GxP
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) WCAG
4 1 (0.18%) WAI
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) GAMP
System Software
1 143 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.38%) vSphere
4 11 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.83%) XenApp
6 9 (1.65%) vCloud
7 7 (1.28%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.10%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.92%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.37%) XenServer
12 2 (0.37%) ACF2
13 1 (0.18%) NFS
13 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.18%) RACF
Systems Management
1 28 (5.13%) Control-M
2 27 (4.95%) SCCM
3 26 (4.76%) NetBackup
4 21 (3.85%) SCOM
5 19 (3.48%) Nagios
6 17 (3.11%) Backup Exec
7 15 (2.75%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.01%) Puppet
9 10 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.83%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (1.65%) HP SIM
10 9 (1.65%) ZABBIX
10 9 (1.65%) OpenView
11 8 (1.47%) Tivoli NetView
11 8 (1.47%) Legato
11 8 (1.47%) Netcool
12 6 (1.10%) Zenoss
12 6 (1.10%) Kibana
12 6 (1.10%) Graylog2
13 5 (0.92%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 162 (29.67%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.82%) HP
3 59 (10.81%) Oracle
4 56 (10.26%) Cisco
5 49 (8.97%) VMware
6 42 (7.69%) Citrix
7 34 (6.23%) Remedy
8 32 (5.86%) SAP
9 24 (4.40%) IBM
9 24 (4.40%) Veritas
10 22 (4.03%) BMC
11 16 (2.93%) SolarWinds
12 15 (2.75%) Lotus
12 15 (2.75%) Altiris
13 14 (2.56%) Juniper
14 13 (2.38%) Dell
14 13 (2.38%) Intel
15 11 (2.01%) Apple
16 10 (1.83%) Symantec
16 10 (1.83%) LANDesk
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