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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 170 179 146
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -33
Contract jobs citing SLA 309 231 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.28% 1.07% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.02% 13.15% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 131 147
Average daily rate £373 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.05% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 45
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.85 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.11% +5.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.87 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £135.00 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
2057 1757 2308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.49% 8.13% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1438 1192 1492
Average daily rate £450 £468 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.74% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 67
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.32 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.85% +24.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.49 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £135.00 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +25 100 £375 +25.00% 32
Croydon - 9 £430 - 2
Uxbridge 0 4 £325 +71.05%
Chiswick - 2 - -
Canary Wharf +22 1 - -
Bromley 0 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -9 1 - -
Romford - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £300 - 1
Chessington - 1 - -
Beckenham - - - - 2
Brentford - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Finchley - - - -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 211 (39.66%) ITIL
2 169 (31.77%) Windows
3 130 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 130 (24.44%) Service Delivery
4 123 (23.12%) Service Management
5 118 (22.18%) Finance
6 102 (19.17%) Oracle
7 92 (17.29%) Active Directory
8 73 (13.72%) SQL
9 72 (13.53%) Project Management
10 70 (13.16%) VMware
11 62 (11.65%) MS Office
12 59 (11.09%) MS Excel
12 59 (11.09%) Citrix
12 59 (11.09%) Degree
13 58 (10.90%) Windows 7
14 56 (10.53%) Management Information System
14 56 (10.53%) MS Exchange
15 55 (10.34%) Security Cleared
16 54 (10.15%) UNIX
17 52 (9.77%) PRINCE2
18 51 (9.59%) Incident Management
19 50 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
20 49 (9.21%) Change Management
21 46 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (8.46%) Telecoms
23 44 (8.27%) SQL Server
23 44 (8.27%) HP
24 43 (8.08%) Banking
25 41 (7.71%) Windows XP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 56 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 29 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 13 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (2.07%) CICS
8 10 (1.88%) CMS
9 8 (1.50%) Drupal
9 8 (1.50%) IIS
9 8 (1.50%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.32%) Apache
10 7 (1.32%) LiveLink
10 7 (1.32%) Lync
11 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.94%) Documentum
13 4 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (11.65%) MS Office
2 59 (11.09%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.88%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.50%) MS Project
6 7 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.56%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.38%) Endur
6 2 (0.38%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.38%) Agresso
6 2 (0.38%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.50%) Office 365
2 6 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.39%) WAN
1 34 (6.39%) DNS
2 32 (6.02%) LAN
3 29 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 22 (4.14%) DHCP
5 21 (3.95%) Network Security
6 19 (3.57%) VoIP
7 18 (3.38%) SAN
8 17 (3.20%) VPN
9 16 (3.01%) ATM
9 16 (3.01%) Wireless
10 15 (2.82%) Internet
11 14 (2.63%) Ethernet
12 12 (2.26%) SSL
13 11 (2.07%) MPLS
14 9 (1.69%) Firewall
14 9 (1.69%) GSM
14 9 (1.69%) SDH
14 9 (1.69%) UMTS
15 8 (1.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.63%) MySQL
5 13 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.26%) DB2
6 12 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.69%) Big Data
9 8 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.32%) BusinessObjects XI
11 6 (1.13%) EDMS
12 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.75%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (0.94%) ClearQuest
1 5 (0.94%) JIRA
2 2 (0.38%) MSI
2 2 (0.38%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.19%) Toad
3 1 (0.19%) PVCS
3 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.19%) Hudson
General
1 118 (22.18%) Finance
2 45 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 43 (8.08%) Banking
4 22 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.57%) Retail
6 15 (2.82%) Legal
7 10 (1.88%) Marketing
8 8 (1.50%) Local Government
9 7 (1.32%) Advertising
9 7 (1.32%) Publishing
9 7 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.13%) Back Office
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.56%) Front Office
11 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.56%) Billing
12 2 (0.38%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 144 (27.07%) Analyst
2 57 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 50 (9.40%) Support Analyst
4 40 (7.52%) Service Manager
5 34 (6.39%) Consultant
6 26 (4.89%) Delivery Manager
7 24 (4.51%) Service Desk Analyst
7 24 (4.51%) Project Manager
7 24 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (4.14%) Services Delivery Manager
9 21 (3.95%) Administrator
9 21 (3.95%) Support Engineer
9 21 (3.95%) Desktop Support
10 20 (3.76%) Architect
11 14 (2.63%) Field Engineer
12 13 (2.44%) Applications Support
12 13 (2.44%) Desktop Analyst
13 12 (2.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 11 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (2.07%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.95%) Middleware
2 18 (3.38%) HTML
3 12 (2.26%) J2EE
4 11 (2.07%) CSS
5 10 (1.88%) XML
5 10 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (1.50%) .NET
7 4 (0.75%) Memcached
8 3 (0.56%) jQuery
8 3 (0.56%) Apache Flex
8 3 (0.56%) COM
8 3 (0.56%) Web Services
8 3 (0.56%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Streams
9 2 (0.38%) HTML5
10 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.19%) ODBC
10 1 (0.19%) CGI
10 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.19%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 31 (5.83%) Blackberry
3 19 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.38%) Statistics
5 14 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.07%) Clustering
6 11 (2.07%) CLARiiON
7 10 (1.88%) Symmetrix DMX
8 8 (1.50%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.50%) NHS
9 7 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.32%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.32%) Open Source
10 6 (1.13%) Social Media
10 6 (1.13%) FMCG
10 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.13%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (1.13%) Derivative
10 6 (1.13%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 169 (31.77%) Windows
2 58 (10.90%) Windows 7
3 54 (10.15%) UNIX
4 41 (7.71%) Windows XP
5 40 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (6.58%) Linux
7 24 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.44%) Solaris
9 11 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.50%) zOS
11 7 (1.32%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.94%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (39.66%) ITIL
2 130 (24.44%) Service Delivery
3 123 (23.12%) Service Management
4 72 (13.53%) Project Management
5 52 (9.77%) PRINCE2
6 51 (9.59%) Incident Management
7 50 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (9.21%) Change Management
9 38 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (6.39%) Problem Management
12 33 (6.20%) ITSM
12 33 (6.20%) Business Continuity
13 32 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (4.51%) System Testing
15 23 (4.32%) Configuration Management
16 22 (4.14%) Data Management
17 20 (3.76%) Risk Management
17 20 (3.76%) ITIL V3
18 19 (3.57%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (13.72%) SQL
2 24 (4.51%) Java
3 22 (4.14%) Perl
4 16 (3.01%) PowerShell
5 13 (2.44%) Python
5 13 (2.44%) PHP
5 13 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.07%) VB
7 9 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.32%) C
9 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.75%) VBScript
10 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.56%) Korn
11 2 (0.38%) ABAP
11 2 (0.38%) C++
12 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.19%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 59 (11.09%) Degree
2 55 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 40 (7.52%) ITIL Certification
4 39 (7.33%) SC Cleared
5 29 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.20%) MCSE
6 17 (3.20%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (1.88%) MCITP
9 9 (1.69%) CCNA
10 5 (0.94%) MCP
10 5 (0.94%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.75%) MCSA
11 4 (0.75%) CCNP
12 3 (0.56%) CCA
12 3 (0.56%) OCP
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.69%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.38%) Basel II
4 2 (0.38%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.38%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (17.29%) Active Directory
2 46 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.38%) VMware ESX
4 15 (2.82%) XenApp
5 12 (2.26%) vSphere
6 7 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.94%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.56%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.38%) Samba
11 2 (0.38%) XenServer
12 1 (0.19%) SRDF
12 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.19%) Xen
12 1 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (3.76%) SCCM
2 5 (0.94%) SCOM
2 5 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (0.94%) NetBackup
2 5 (0.94%) BladeLogic
3 4 (0.75%) OpenView
3 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.75%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.56%) HP SIM
4 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (0.56%) OVSD
5 2 (0.38%) HP NNM
5 2 (0.38%) OVIS
5 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.38%) WSUS
5 2 (0.38%) OVPA
5 2 (0.38%) OVPI
5 2 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 130 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 102 (19.17%) Oracle
3 70 (13.16%) VMware
4 59 (11.09%) Citrix
5 44 (8.27%) HP
6 30 (5.64%) Cisco
7 29 (5.45%) IBM
8 28 (5.26%) Remedy
9 21 (3.95%) SAP
10 17 (3.20%) NetApp
11 13 (2.44%) EMC
12 10 (1.88%) Nimsoft
13 9 (1.69%) Dell
13 9 (1.69%) CA
13 9 (1.69%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.69%) Isilon
14 8 (1.50%) Lotus
14 8 (1.50%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.50%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.32%) Open Text
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Rate: Up to £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
83Zero
Rate: From £45,000 to £56,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Corporate Project Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lucas Consulting
Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
University College London
Rate: From £40,618 to £47,915 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
London
People Source
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago