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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 194 208 177
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -31
Contract jobs citing SLA 266 240 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.09% 0.95% 1.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.90% 11.49% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 144 133
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £170 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £571 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £321 £288
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £25.70 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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
1913 2088 2131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.87% 8.24% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1462 1463
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 48
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £13.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.00 £66.25 £50.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +12 55 £400 +6.66% 29
Hayes - 13 - -
Bromley +4 3 £265 +211.76%
Uxbridge - 3 £400 - 1
Croydon -1 1 - - 2
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £160 -
Orpington - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £240 -
Hammersmith - 1 £260 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 190 (35.45%) ITIL
2 156 (29.10%) Windows
3 155 (28.92%) Microsoft
4 131 (24.44%) Active Directory
5 121 (22.57%) Service Delivery
6 111 (20.71%) Service Management
6 111 (20.71%) Finance
7 75 (13.99%) MS Excel
8 71 (13.25%) MS Office
9 66 (12.31%) HP
10 63 (11.75%) Oracle
11 62 (11.57%) SQL
11 62 (11.57%) Windows 7
12 58 (10.82%) UNIX
13 55 (10.26%) Security Cleared
14 53 (9.89%) Cisco
15 52 (9.70%) Blackberry
15 52 (9.70%) Degree
16 50 (9.33%) Incident Management
17 48 (8.96%) VMware
17 48 (8.96%) Linux
18 47 (8.77%) Windows XP
19 44 (8.21%) Project Management
20 42 (7.84%) SQL Server
20 42 (7.84%) SC Cleared
21 41 (7.65%) MS Exchange
22 40 (7.46%) Banking
23 39 (7.28%) Citrix
24 36 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
25 33 (6.16%) Change Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 41 (7.65%) MS Exchange
2 31 (5.78%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (2.80%) IBM Notes
6 13 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.87%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.31%) Apache
8 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.12%) IIS
9 6 (1.12%) Lync
10 5 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.75%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.75%) WorkSite
11 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.56%) CMS
12 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 75 (13.99%) MS Excel
2 71 (13.25%) MS Office
3 11 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.87%) MS Project
5 9 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.93%) SiteCatalyst
5 5 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.56%) assyst
7 3 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.56%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.56%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.56%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.68%) Office 365
2 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.93%) PaaS
4 4 (0.75%) IaaS
5 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.37%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.16%) LAN
2 32 (5.97%) DNS
3 31 (5.78%) DHCP
4 29 (5.41%) WAN
5 21 (3.92%) Firewall
6 20 (3.73%) VPN
6 20 (3.73%) Internet
7 16 (2.99%) SAN
7 16 (2.99%) LDAP
7 16 (2.99%) Wireless
8 14 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (2.43%) VoIP
10 12 (2.24%) TCP/IP
11 9 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.49%) OSPF
12 8 (1.49%) BGP
13 7 (1.31%) IPsec
13 7 (1.31%) MPLS
13 7 (1.31%) TACACS
14 6 (1.12%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.31%) OLAP
8 6 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (0.93%) DB2
9 5 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.87%) Subversion
3 8 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.31%) Maven
5 5 (0.93%) JIRA
6 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.37%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.37%) Toad
9 1 (0.19%) NUnit
9 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.19%) Moq
9 1 (0.19%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
General
1 111 (20.71%) Finance
2 40 (7.46%) Banking
3 31 (5.78%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 20 (3.73%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.99%) Legal
7 15 (2.80%) Publishing
8 13 (2.43%) Retail
9 11 (2.05%) Law
10 10 (1.87%) Marketing
11 9 (1.68%) Back Office
12 7 (1.31%) French Language
13 5 (0.93%) Billing
13 5 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.93%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.93%) Games
14 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.56%) Local Government
14 3 (0.56%) Advertising
14 3 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 140 (26.12%) Analyst
2 50 (9.33%) Service Analyst
3 41 (7.65%) Support Analyst
3 41 (7.65%) Service Manager
4 37 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 36 (6.72%) Support Engineer
6 29 (5.41%) Consultant
7 26 (4.85%) Administrator
8 25 (4.66%) Operations Analyst
9 24 (4.48%) Desktop Support
10 22 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
12 19 (3.54%) Developer
12 19 (3.54%) Architect
13 18 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
13 18 (3.36%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (2.80%) Services Delivery Manager
15 14 (2.61%) Network Engineer
16 13 (2.43%) DBA
16 13 (2.43%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.92%) Middleware
2 16 (2.99%) HTML
3 13 (2.43%) CSS
4 9 (1.68%) XML
5 8 (1.49%) .NET
6 6 (1.12%) HTML5
7 5 (0.93%) jQuery
7 5 (0.93%) LAMP
8 4 (0.75%) Symfony
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Streams
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.56%) J2EE
9 3 (0.56%) Web Services
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.37%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.37%) CSS3
11 1 (0.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.70%) Blackberry
2 30 (5.60%) Computer Science
3 28 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.66%) Hedge funds
5 12 (2.24%) Statistics
6 11 (2.05%) CMDB
6 11 (2.05%) RMADS
7 9 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.68%) NHS
8 8 (1.49%) AS400
8 8 (1.49%) CESG
8 8 (1.49%) SecurID
8 8 (1.49%) VAX
8 8 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.31%) Credit Risk
9 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.31%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (1.31%) Replication
10 6 (1.12%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.12%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 156 (29.10%) Windows
2 62 (11.57%) Windows 7
3 58 (10.82%) UNIX
4 48 (8.96%) Linux
5 47 (8.77%) Windows XP
6 36 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.61%) Solaris
9 8 (1.49%) VMS
9 8 (1.49%) Windows 2000
9 8 (1.49%) CentOS
10 7 (1.31%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.93%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.75%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (35.45%) ITIL
2 121 (22.57%) Service Delivery
3 111 (20.71%) Service Management
4 50 (9.33%) Incident Management
5 44 (8.21%) Project Management
6 33 (6.16%) Change Management
7 32 (5.97%) Problem Management
8 31 (5.78%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (5.41%) ITSM
9 29 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (4.29%) Risk Management
11 22 (4.10%) PRINCE2
11 22 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (3.92%) Scrum
13 20 (3.73%) Migration
13 20 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (3.73%) Change Control
14 19 (3.54%) ITIL V3
14 19 (3.54%) Time Management
14 19 (3.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 62 (11.57%) SQL
2 24 (4.48%) Java
3 16 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.61%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.87%) Python
5 10 (1.87%) Perl
6 9 (1.68%) PHP
6 9 (1.68%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.75%) VBScript
8 4 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.75%) Ruby
9 3 (0.56%) C
9 3 (0.56%) C#
9 3 (0.56%) VB
9 3 (0.56%) ABAP
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 52 (9.70%) Degree
3 42 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 29 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (2.61%) CCNP
7 13 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (2.05%) MCSE
9 10 (1.87%) CCNA
9 10 (1.87%) CISSP
10 9 (1.68%) MCSA
10 9 (1.68%) MCP
11 8 (1.49%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.31%) MCTS
12 7 (1.31%) MCITP
13 6 (1.12%) MOS
13 6 (1.12%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.93%) OCP
14 5 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) HL7
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) WCAG
3 1 (0.19%) WAI
3 1 (0.19%) GxP
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.05%) XenApp
3 11 (2.05%) vSphere
3 11 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (1.87%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.68%) vCloud
6 7 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.75%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.37%) ACF2
9 2 (0.37%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.19%) RACF
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (5.04%) Control-M
2 25 (4.66%) NetBackup
3 23 (4.29%) SCCM
4 20 (3.73%) SCOM
5 18 (3.36%) Nagios
6 17 (3.17%) Backup Exec
6 17 (3.17%) Tivoli
7 11 (2.05%) Puppet
8 10 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.68%) BMC PATROL
9 9 (1.68%) ZABBIX
9 9 (1.68%) OpenView
10 8 (1.49%) Tivoli NetView
10 8 (1.49%) Legato
10 8 (1.49%) Netcool
10 8 (1.49%) HP SIM
11 6 (1.12%) Kibana
11 6 (1.12%) Graylog2
11 6 (1.12%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 155 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.31%) HP
3 63 (11.75%) Oracle
4 53 (9.89%) Cisco
5 48 (8.96%) VMware
6 39 (7.28%) Citrix
7 32 (5.97%) SAP
7 32 (5.97%) Remedy
8 24 (4.48%) IBM
8 24 (4.48%) Veritas
9 20 (3.73%) BMC
10 15 (2.80%) Lotus
11 14 (2.61%) SolarWinds
12 13 (2.43%) Altiris
12 13 (2.43%) Juniper
12 13 (2.43%) Intel
13 12 (2.24%) Dell
14 11 (2.05%) F5
15 10 (1.87%) Apple
15 10 (1.87%) Reuters
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