Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 186 182
Rank change year-on-year +81 -4 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 49 63
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.78% 0.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.76% 8.88% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 34 40
Median daily rate £575 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.33% +15.38% -18.75%
10th Percentile £429 £155 £154
90th Percentile £670 £578 £605
Central London median daily rate £575 £400 £330
% change year-on-year +43.75% +21.21% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.86% -1.67%
Central London median hourly rate £140.00 £17.08 £14.75
% change year-on-year +719.67% +15.80% -1.67%

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 168 552 694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.47% 8.84% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 405 544
Median daily rate £494 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £306 £316 £300
90th Percentile £638 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £481 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -3.75% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 10
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £17.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.08% +13.50%
Median hourly rate £81.00 £16.50 £17.03
% change year-on-year +390.91% -3.08% +13.50%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) OSGi
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
5 1 (12.50%) Market Risk
5 1 (12.50%) Qualys

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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
1 1 (12.50%) Appian
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) GitLab
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Appian Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Domain Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Procurement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Anaconda
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) OSGi
1 1 (12.50%) PySpark
1 1 (12.50%) Struts
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (12.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Contract Negotiation
4 1 (12.50%) Data Acquisition
4 1 (12.50%) Data Ingestion
4 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Scala
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Qualys