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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 177 190 211
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +21
Contract jobs citing SLA 301 283 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.28% 1.20% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.27% 15.50% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 148 141
Average daily rate
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£375 £345 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £178 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 13
Average hourly rate £21.10 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.02% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.75 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.00 £24.32 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
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
1971 1826 2042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.40% 7.76% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1405 1256 1435
Average daily rate £475 £435 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £23.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.95 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.40 £63.25 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 67 £425 +11.84% 25
Bromley +1 11 £250 -6.54% 2
Croydon -14 6 £363 +61.11% 1
Hammersmith -3 4 £350 +34.61%
Docklands, London -3 3 £550 -
Chessington - 3 - -
Brentford - 2 £425 -
Uxbridge -1 1 £213 -46.87%
Hayes -3 1 £188 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Feltham - 1 £445 -
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (34.88%) ITIL
2 184 (31.62%) Windows
3 172 (29.55%) Microsoft
4 137 (23.54%) Active Directory
5 115 (19.76%) Finance
6 101 (17.35%) Service Management
7 99 (17.01%) MS Office
8 98 (16.84%) Service Delivery
9 96 (16.49%) MS Excel
10 89 (15.29%) Windows 7
11 84 (14.43%) VMware
12 77 (13.23%) Citrix
13 75 (12.89%) Change Management
14 74 (12.71%) Cisco
15 70 (12.03%) Degree
16 58 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
16 58 (9.97%) SQL
17 55 (9.45%) VPN
18 54 (9.28%) MS Exchange
19 53 (9.11%) Firewall
20 52 (8.93%) Project Management
21 49 (8.42%) Blackberry
21 49 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
22 48 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
23 47 (8.08%) Data Centre
24 46 (7.90%) SQL Server
25 44 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
26 43 (7.39%) Windows XP
26 43 (7.39%) WAN
27 42 (7.22%) LAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (9.28%) MS Exchange
2 33 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (4.98%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.09%) Lync
5 17 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.75%) IBM Notes
7 13 (2.23%) IIS
8 9 (1.55%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.03%) CMS
10 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.03%) Node.js
10 6 (1.03%) WorkSite
10 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.03%) Eucalyptus
11 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.69%) Jetty
12 3 (0.52%) Kentico
12 3 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 99 (17.01%) MS Office
2 96 (16.49%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.03%) MS Project
6 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.86%) SAP FI-AP
2 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.52%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.52%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.34%) Maximo
4 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.34%) assyst
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.72%) Office 365
3 8 (1.37%) IaaS
4 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.86%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.45%) VPN
2 53 (9.11%) Firewall
3 43 (7.39%) WAN
4 42 (7.22%) LAN
5 37 (6.36%) Wireless
6 36 (6.19%) DNS
7 27 (4.64%) VoIP
7 27 (4.64%) DHCP
8 26 (4.47%) SAN
9 22 (3.78%) Network Security
10 20 (3.44%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (3.09%) TCP/IP
11 18 (3.09%) MPLS
11 18 (3.09%) OSPF
12 17 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (2.75%) BGP
14 14 (2.41%) IPsec
15 12 (2.06%) NetScreen
15 12 (2.06%) Internet
16 11 (1.89%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.92%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.86%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.69%) QlikView
9 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.69%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Subversion
2 7 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.03%) JIRA
4 5 (0.86%) JUnit
4 5 (0.86%) JMeter
4 5 (0.86%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.69%) Mockito
5 4 (0.69%) Maven
5 4 (0.69%) Gradle
6 3 (0.52%) Toad
6 3 (0.52%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.17%) GCC
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 115 (19.76%) Finance
2 31 (5.33%) Banking
3 28 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.12%) Retail
5 18 (3.09%) Marketing
6 17 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 13 (2.23%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.06%) Law
9 12 (2.06%) Legal
10 9 (1.55%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.37%) Games
12 7 (1.20%) Billing
13 6 (1.03%) Back Office
14 4 (0.69%) French Language
15 3 (0.52%) Advertising
15 3 (0.52%) Local Government
16 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.34%) Publishing
16 2 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 129 (22.16%) Analyst
2 70 (12.03%) Service Manager
3 51 (8.76%) Support Analyst
4 39 (6.70%) Service Analyst
5 34 (5.84%) Support Engineer
6 30 (5.15%) Desktop Support
6 30 (5.15%) Administrator
6 30 (5.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 30 (5.15%) Delivery Manager
7 29 (4.98%) Consultant
8 28 (4.81%) Network Engineer
8 28 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (4.81%) Services Delivery Manager
9 21 (3.61%) Architect
10 20 (3.44%) Developer
11 19 (3.26%) Project Manager
12 16 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (2.58%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (2.41%) 3rd Line Support
14 14 (2.41%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.44%) .NET
2 16 (2.75%) Web Services
3 13 (2.23%) HTML
4 10 (1.72%) CSS
5 8 (1.37%) XML
5 8 (1.37%) Middleware
6 7 (1.20%) HTML5
7 5 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 5 (0.86%) Spring
8 4 (0.69%) J2EE
8 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.69%) XMPP
8 4 (0.69%) jQuery
8 4 (0.69%) Guice
8 4 (0.69%) REST
8 4 (0.69%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.52%) WCF
9 3 (0.52%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
10 2 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (8.42%) Blackberry
3 47 (8.08%) Data Centre
4 25 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.95%) NHS
6 13 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.89%) Statistics
8 10 (1.72%) iPad
9 9 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.37%) CMDB
11 7 (1.20%) Smartcard
12 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
12 6 (1.03%) Online Games
12 6 (1.03%) iPhone
13 5 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.86%) FMCG
13 5 (0.86%) Handset
14 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 184 (31.62%) Windows
2 89 (15.29%) Windows 7
3 49 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (7.39%) Windows XP
5 36 (6.19%) Linux
6 32 (5.50%) UNIX
7 21 (3.61%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.26%) Android
9 18 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.41%) Mac OS X
11 13 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.03%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.52%) Solaris
14 3 (0.52%) AIX
14 3 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.34%) HPUX
15 2 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (34.88%) ITIL
2 101 (17.35%) Service Management
3 98 (16.84%) Service Delivery
4 75 (12.89%) Change Management
5 52 (8.93%) Project Management
6 44 (7.56%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (5.50%) PRINCE2
8 30 (5.15%) ITSM
8 30 (5.15%) Scrum
9 27 (4.64%) Incident Management
10 26 (4.47%) Data Modelling
10 26 (4.47%) Problem Management
10 26 (4.47%) Performance Management
11 25 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (4.30%) Line Management
12 24 (4.12%) Migration
13 22 (3.78%) Supplier Management
13 22 (3.78%) CRM
13 22 (3.78%) Coaching
14 21 (3.61%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.97%) SQL
2 25 (4.30%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.12%) Java
4 15 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.06%) VBScript
5 12 (2.06%) Python
6 9 (1.55%) C#
6 9 (1.55%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.37%) Ruby
7 8 (1.37%) VBA
7 8 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.20%) VB
9 6 (1.03%) Perl
9 6 (1.03%) PHP
10 5 (0.86%) Groovy
10 5 (0.86%) Scala
11 3 (0.52%) C++
12 2 (0.34%) C
12 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (12.03%) Degree
2 39 (6.70%) ITIL Certification
3 34 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (4.81%) Security Cleared
5 26 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (4.12%) CCNP
7 17 (2.92%) CCNA
8 16 (2.75%) SC Cleared
9 15 (2.58%) MCSE
10 11 (1.89%) MCITP
11 10 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (1.37%) SAP Certification
13 7 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.03%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.03%) MOS
14 6 (1.03%) MCSA
14 6 (1.03%) CCIE
15 5 (0.86%) PMP
15 5 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.26%) QA
2 9 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) BS7799
4 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
5 1 (0.17%) WAI
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 137 (23.54%) Active Directory
2 48 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.26%) vCloud
4 18 (3.09%) vSphere
5 9 (1.55%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.37%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.37%) XenApp
7 6 (1.03%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.86%) Docker
9 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.52%) Firmware
9 3 (0.52%) IAG
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.34%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (4.64%) SCCM
2 9 (1.55%) NetBackup
2 9 (1.55%) Puppet
3 8 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (1.37%) RANCID
4 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.03%) ZABBIX
4 6 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.03%) WMI
5 5 (0.86%) OPNET
5 5 (0.86%) vMotion
6 4 (0.69%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.69%) ARCserve
6 4 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.52%) Nagios
7 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 172 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 84 (14.43%) VMware
3 77 (13.23%) Citrix
4 74 (12.71%) Cisco
5 36 (6.19%) Oracle
6 35 (6.01%) HP
7 23 (3.95%) SAP
8 22 (3.78%) Juniper
9 21 (3.61%) IBM
10 19 (3.26%) SolarWinds
11 18 (3.09%) Remedy
12 17 (2.92%) Websense
12 17 (2.92%) F5
13 16 (2.75%) Symantec
13 16 (2.75%) Lotus
14 15 (2.58%) Apple
14 15 (2.58%) CheckPoint
14 15 (2.58%) Dell
14 15 (2.58%) ServiceNow
15 13 (2.23%) EMC
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £395 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £140.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £289.25 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £46 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £60000 Per Day +car allowance+ bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £0.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 18 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £230.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago