The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 178 201 187
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 286 241 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 0.99% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.72% 11.72% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 145 114
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £170 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 35
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.81 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.32 £103.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1819 2056 2098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.74% 8.47% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1443 1400
Average daily rate £430 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 53
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £13.29 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.25 £49.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
SLA
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +20 53 £380 +1.33% 31
Hayes - 11 - - 1
Bromley +5 6 £268 +214.70% 2
Uxbridge - 3 £400 -
Croydon +4 2 £225 -45.78% 1
Docklands, London +11 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £160 -
Brentford - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - - 1
Edgware - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 198 (33.96%) ITIL
2 169 (28.99%) Windows
3 157 (26.93%) Microsoft
4 143 (24.53%) Service Delivery
5 129 (22.13%) Finance
6 122 (20.93%) Active Directory
7 112 (19.21%) Service Management
8 102 (17.50%) Oracle
9 82 (14.07%) MS Excel
10 71 (12.18%) MS Office
11 70 (12.01%) SQL
12 68 (11.66%) HP
13 66 (11.32%) UNIX
14 64 (10.98%) Security Cleared
15 59 (10.12%) Degree
16 58 (9.95%) VMware
17 56 (9.61%) Windows 7
18 54 (9.26%) Project Management
19 51 (8.75%) Linux
20 48 (8.23%) Windows XP
21 47 (8.06%) MS Exchange
21 47 (8.06%) SC Cleared
22 45 (7.72%) Incident Management
23 44 (7.55%) Blackberry
24 43 (7.38%) Banking
24 43 (7.38%) SQL Server
24 43 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
25 41 (7.03%) Citrix
25 41 (7.03%) Change Management
26 40 (6.86%) ITSM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (1.72%) IBM Notes
5 10 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.20%) Lync
6 7 (1.20%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.20%) Apache
6 7 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.20%) IIS
6 7 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.69%) CICS
8 4 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.69%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 82 (14.07%) MS Excel
2 71 (12.18%) MS Office
3 12 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.89%) MS Project
5 10 (1.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (6.17%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.86%) SiteCatalyst
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.51%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.51%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.51%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.54%) Office 365
2 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.86%) PaaS
3 4 (0.69%) IaaS
4 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.49%) LAN
2 26 (4.46%) WAN
3 22 (3.77%) DNS
4 20 (3.43%) Internet
4 20 (3.43%) DHCP
5 19 (3.26%) VPN
6 16 (2.74%) Wireless
7 15 (2.57%) SAN
7 15 (2.57%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.06%) Ethernet
8 12 (2.06%) VoIP
9 11 (1.89%) SDH
9 11 (1.89%) ATM
10 10 (1.72%) GSM
10 10 (1.72%) UMTS
10 10 (1.72%) Firewall
11 8 (1.37%) IPsec
11 8 (1.37%) Network Security
12 7 (1.20%) TACACS
12 7 (1.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.54%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.37%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.37%) Big Data
8 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (1.37%) MySQL
9 7 (1.20%) OLAP
10 6 (1.03%) DB2
10 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.86%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 12 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.20%) Subversion
3 7 (1.20%) Maven
3 7 (1.20%) JIRA
4 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.34%) Toad
5 2 (0.34%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.17%) NUnit
6 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Moq
6 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
General
1 129 (22.13%) Finance
2 43 (7.38%) Banking
3 40 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 28 (4.80%) Financial Institution
5 22 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.74%) Legal
7 15 (2.57%) Retail
8 12 (2.06%) Publishing
9 10 (1.72%) Marketing
10 7 (1.20%) Back Office
10 7 (1.20%) Law
11 6 (1.03%) Billing
11 6 (1.03%) Local Government
12 5 (0.86%) French Language
12 5 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.69%) Advertising
13 4 (0.69%) Games
14 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.51%) German Language
14 3 (0.51%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 145 (24.87%) Analyst
2 50 (8.58%) Service Analyst
3 44 (7.55%) Service Manager
4 43 (7.38%) Support Analyst
5 39 (6.69%) Project Manager
6 32 (5.49%) Consultant
6 32 (5.49%) Support Engineer
7 28 (4.80%) Administrator
8 25 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
9 24 (4.12%) Operations Analyst
9 24 (4.12%) Desktop Support
10 21 (3.60%) Services Delivery Manager
10 21 (3.60%) Service Desk Analyst
11 19 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (3.26%) Architect
12 16 (2.74%) Developer
13 15 (2.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (2.23%) Network Engineer
14 13 (2.23%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.80%) Middleware
2 17 (2.92%) HTML
3 13 (2.23%) CSS
4 8 (1.37%) XML
5 7 (1.20%) J2EE
5 7 (1.20%) HTML5
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.86%) LAMP
7 5 (0.86%) .NET
7 5 (0.86%) Web Services
7 5 (0.86%) jQuery
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle Streams
8 4 (0.69%) Symfony
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Flex
9 3 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.51%) COM
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.34%) Memcached
11 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.55%) Blackberry
2 33 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.12%) Hedge funds
5 11 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
5 11 (1.89%) NHS
6 10 (1.72%) CMDB
6 10 (1.72%) Statistics
7 9 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
7 9 (1.54%) Open Source
8 8 (1.37%) SecurID
8 8 (1.37%) VAX
8 8 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.37%) Freedom of Information Act
8 8 (1.37%) AS400
8 8 (1.37%) Replication
9 7 (1.20%) CLARiiON
9 7 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.20%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 169 (28.99%) Windows
2 66 (11.32%) UNIX
3 56 (9.61%) Windows 7
4 51 (8.75%) Linux
5 48 (8.23%) Windows XP
6 43 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.92%) Solaris
9 8 (1.37%) VMS
9 8 (1.37%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.03%) CentOS
11 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.03%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (33.96%) ITIL
2 143 (24.53%) Service Delivery
3 112 (19.21%) Service Management
4 54 (9.26%) Project Management
5 45 (7.72%) Incident Management
6 41 (7.03%) Change Management
7 40 (6.86%) ITSM
8 36 (6.17%) Problem Management
9 33 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (4.29%) System Testing
11 25 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (4.12%) Business Continuity
12 24 (4.12%) PRINCE2
12 24 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (3.95%) Migration
13 23 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 20 (3.43%) Time Management
15 19 (3.26%) Change Control
15 19 (3.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 70 (12.01%) SQL
2 26 (4.46%) Java
3 18 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 15 (2.57%) PowerShell
5 11 (1.89%) Python
5 11 (1.89%) Perl
6 10 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.03%) VB
7 6 (1.03%) PHP
8 5 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.69%) C
10 3 (0.51%) C#
10 3 (0.51%) VBScript
10 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.51%) ABAP
10 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.51%) Korn
11 1 (0.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby
11 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (10.98%) Security Cleared
2 59 (10.12%) Degree
3 47 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (5.32%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.23%) MCSE
9 11 (1.89%) CCNP
10 10 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (1.54%) MCP
11 9 (1.54%) MCITP
12 8 (1.37%) CCNA
12 8 (1.37%) MCSA
13 7 (1.20%) MCTS
14 6 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (0.86%) OCP
15 5 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.51%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) HL7
2 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.17%) Basel III
2 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.17%) GxP
2 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 122 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.23%) XenApp
4 12 (2.06%) VMware ESX
5 11 (1.89%) vSphere
6 10 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.03%) vCloud
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.34%) ACF2
11 2 (0.34%) XenServer
11 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.17%) RACF
12 1 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 26 (4.46%) Control-M
2 23 (3.95%) NetBackup
3 22 (3.77%) SCCM
4 20 (3.43%) SCOM
5 18 (3.09%) Nagios
6 15 (2.57%) Tivoli
7 13 (2.23%) Backup Exec
8 9 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
8 9 (1.54%) OpenView
9 8 (1.37%) Tivoli NetView
9 8 (1.37%) Legato
9 8 (1.37%) Netcool
9 8 (1.37%) HP SIM
9 8 (1.37%) Puppet
10 7 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (1.03%) Kibana
11 6 (1.03%) Graylog2
11 6 (1.03%) ZABBIX
11 6 (1.03%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 157 (26.93%) Microsoft
2 102 (17.50%) Oracle
3 68 (11.66%) HP
4 58 (9.95%) VMware
5 41 (7.03%) Citrix
6 34 (5.83%) Cisco
6 34 (5.83%) SAP
7 31 (5.32%) Remedy
8 29 (4.97%) IBM
9 23 (3.95%) Veritas
10 20 (3.43%) BMC
11 14 (2.40%) Intel
11 14 (2.40%) SolarWinds
12 13 (2.23%) Altiris
13 12 (2.06%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.72%) EMC
14 10 (1.72%) Sybase
14 10 (1.72%) Lotus
15 9 (1.54%) Apple
15 9 (1.54%) CA
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitve
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Romford, Essex
Kyna Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £150 - £159 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago