Period
to 27 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 170 197
Rank change year-on-year +62 +27 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 53 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.92% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.41% 9.62% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 33
Median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £320 £204 £178
90th Percentile £629 £546 £670
Central London median daily rate £395 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +5.33% +13.64% -0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +24.67%
Central London median hourly rate £140.00 £16.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +748.48% -11.76% +24.67%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 185 551 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.38% 9.53% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 395 492
Median daily rate £475 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21% -5.00%
10th Percentile £296 £305 £272
90th Percentile £638 £688 £661
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 13
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -13.16% +26.67%
Median hourly rate £81.00 £17.98 £19.00
% change year-on-year +350.44% -5.36% +26.67%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SLA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in the City of London

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SLA in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for SLA in the City of London

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SLA in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SLA in the City of London

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SLA in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for SLA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (30.00%) Azure
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
3 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Internet

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (10.00%) Appian
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
1 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) GitLab
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Appian Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Domain Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Anaconda
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Java EE
1 1 (10.00%) OSGi
1 1 (10.00%) PySpark
1 1 (10.00%) Struts
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) BPMN
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Scala
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (10.00%) Qualys