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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 185 174 194
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +20
Contract jobs citing SLA 273 300 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 1.27% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.68% 14.88% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 159 137
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£350 £373 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £174 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £22.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
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
1741 2016 1821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.82% 8.53% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1192 1419 1251
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 36
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.87 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.90 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.00 £79.55 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -25 51 £419 +4.68% 23
Feltham - 7 £370 -
Ealing +2 6 £170 -43.33%
Bromley +10 3 £120 -
Romford +3 2 - -
Croydon -8 2 £175 -59.30% 4
Surbiton - 2 - -
Harrow - 2 £300 - 1
Docklands, London 0 1 £550 +107.54%
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Brentford - 1 £310 -
Hayes - 1 - - 1
Ilford - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £140 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 203 (36.64%) ITIL
2 176 (31.77%) Windows
3 133 (24.01%) Microsoft
4 130 (23.47%) Active Directory
5 111 (20.04%) Finance
6 95 (17.15%) Service Delivery
7 89 (16.06%) Service Management
8 84 (15.16%) Citrix
9 83 (14.98%) MS Office
10 78 (14.08%) VMware
11 71 (12.82%) Windows 7
12 70 (12.64%) Cisco
13 61 (11.01%) MS Excel
13 61 (11.01%) Change Management
14 59 (10.65%) Firewall
15 57 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
16 54 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
17 53 (9.57%) Degree
18 52 (9.39%) Project Management
18 52 (9.39%) MS Exchange
19 49 (8.84%) VPN
20 46 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
21 41 (7.40%) SQL
21 41 (7.40%) Wireless
22 39 (7.04%) Incident Management
22 39 (7.04%) Windows XP
23 37 (6.68%) WAN
23 37 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
24 34 (6.14%) DNS
24 34 (6.14%) VoIP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 52 (9.39%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.05%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (3.25%) IIS
4 17 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.35%) IBM Notes
6 10 (1.81%) Lync
7 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.08%) WorkSite
7 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.90%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.90%) CMS
9 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.54%) Kentico
10 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 83 (14.98%) MS Office
2 61 (11.01%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.72%) MS Project
6 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) assyst
2 4 (0.72%) SAP QM
2 4 (0.72%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.54%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.54%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Maximo
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-AP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.99%) Office 365
2 9 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.54%) SaaS
3 3 (0.54%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.18%) Boomi
5 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.65%) Firewall
2 49 (8.84%) VPN
3 41 (7.40%) Wireless
4 37 (6.68%) WAN
5 34 (6.14%) DNS
5 34 (6.14%) VoIP
6 32 (5.78%) LAN
6 32 (5.78%) Network Security
7 29 (5.23%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (5.23%) DHCP
8 28 (5.05%) Internet
9 27 (4.87%) OSPF
10 25 (4.51%) BGP
11 23 (4.15%) MPLS
12 21 (3.79%) SAN
13 20 (3.61%) NetScreen
14 19 (3.43%) TCP/IP
14 19 (3.43%) IPsec
15 18 (3.25%) TACACS
16 16 (2.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.90%) SAP BW
3 5 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (0.36%) Big Data
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.36%) QlikView
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (1.26%) Subversion
2 6 (1.08%) JIRA
2 6 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.54%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.36%) Toad
5 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.18%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 111 (20.04%) Finance
2 33 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.60%) Banking
4 18 (3.25%) Games
5 15 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.53%) Marketing
7 13 (2.35%) Legal
8 11 (1.99%) Retail
9 10 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.62%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.44%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.44%) Billing
12 7 (1.26%) Law
13 6 (1.08%) Back Office
14 5 (0.90%) French Language
14 5 (0.90%) Advertising
15 3 (0.54%) Publishing
16 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 118 (21.30%) Analyst
2 59 (10.65%) Service Manager
3 50 (9.03%) Service Analyst
4 39 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 37 (6.68%) Support Analyst
6 32 (5.78%) Administrator
7 30 (5.42%) Support Engineer
7 30 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (5.42%) Network Engineer
8 27 (4.87%) Desktop Support
8 27 (4.87%) Delivery Manager
9 26 (4.69%) Services Delivery Manager
10 25 (4.51%) Consultant
11 23 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
12 22 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (3.43%) Architect
13 19 (3.43%) Windows Administrator
13 19 (3.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
14 16 (2.89%) Relationships Manager
14 16 (2.89%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.35%) .NET
2 10 (1.81%) HTML
3 9 (1.62%) Web Services
4 6 (1.08%) CSS
5 5 (0.90%) J2EE
6 4 (0.72%) jQuery
7 3 (0.54%) WCF
7 3 (0.54%) HTML5
7 3 (0.54%) XMPP
8 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.36%) COM
8 2 (0.36%) SOAP
8 2 (0.36%) XML
8 2 (0.36%) Middleware
8 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.36%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (0.36%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.36%) REST
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 1 (0.18%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.78%) Blackberry
3 25 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.89%) Online Games
5 14 (2.53%) NHS
6 12 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.62%) Statistics
8 8 (1.44%) CMDB
9 7 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.26%) User Experience
9 7 (1.26%) Handset
10 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.90%) Replication
12 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.72%) Smartcard
12 4 (0.72%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.72%) iPad
12 4 (0.72%) FMCG
13 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 176 (31.77%) Windows
2 71 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 54 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (7.04%) Windows XP
5 26 (4.69%) Windows 8
6 24 (4.33%) UNIX
7 20 (3.61%) Linux
8 13 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.26%) Android
11 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.36%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.36%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.36%) CentOS
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (36.64%) ITIL
2 95 (17.15%) Service Delivery
3 89 (16.06%) Service Management
4 61 (11.01%) Change Management
5 52 (9.39%) Project Management
6 39 (7.04%) Incident Management
7 30 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (5.42%) Problem Management
8 29 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (5.05%) E-Commerce
10 27 (4.87%) Load Balancing
10 27 (4.87%) DevOps
11 26 (4.69%) Line Management
12 25 (4.51%) PRINCE2
12 25 (4.51%) Performance Management
13 24 (4.33%) Coaching
14 23 (4.15%) Supplier Management
15 21 (3.79%) Migration
16 20 (3.61%) ITSM
16 20 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.40%) SQL
2 17 (3.07%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.71%) Java
4 10 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.44%) C#
5 8 (1.44%) Perl
5 8 (1.44%) VBScript
5 8 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 5 (0.90%) C
6 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.72%) PHP
7 4 (0.72%) VB
7 4 (0.72%) Python
7 4 (0.72%) Ruby
8 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.36%) VBA
8 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.36%) Korn
9 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 53 (9.57%) Degree
2 46 (8.30%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (6.14%) ITIL Certification
4 31 (5.60%) Security Cleared
5 25 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (4.15%) CCNA
6 23 (4.15%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.97%) CCNP
8 21 (3.79%) MCSE
9 12 (2.17%) MCITP
10 11 (1.99%) CCIE
11 9 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (1.62%) MCSA
12 8 (1.44%) MOS
13 7 (1.26%) CISSP
14 6 (1.08%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.08%) PMP
14 6 (1.08%) PMI Certification
14 6 (1.08%) CISA
14 6 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.89%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 130 (23.47%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.35%) vSphere
4 11 (1.99%) vCloud
5 10 (1.81%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.62%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.08%) Terminal Server
8 6 (1.08%) XenApp
9 5 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.54%) XenServer
11 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.54%) IAG
11 3 (0.54%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.36%) NFS
12 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (4.51%) SCCM
2 9 (1.62%) RANCID
3 8 (1.44%) Puppet
4 7 (1.26%) SCOM
5 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.72%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.54%) OPNET
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.36%) DameWare
8 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.36%) WMI
8 2 (0.36%) vMotion
8 2 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.18%) Ionix
Vendors
1 133 (24.01%) Microsoft
2 84 (15.16%) Citrix
3 78 (14.08%) VMware
4 70 (12.64%) Cisco
5 27 (4.87%) F5
6 26 (4.69%) Juniper
7 22 (3.97%) HP
7 22 (3.97%) SAP
8 20 (3.61%) Oracle
9 19 (3.43%) Ericsson
10 18 (3.25%) Websense
10 18 (3.25%) SolarWinds
11 17 (3.07%) Remedy
12 14 (2.53%) Dell
13 13 (2.35%) Lotus
14 11 (1.99%) Riverbed
14 11 (1.99%) Symantec
15 10 (1.81%) AppSense
15 10 (1.81%) Altiris
16 9 (1.62%) Infoblox
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £340 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Haymarket Media Group
Rate: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago