The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 44 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 90 75 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.83% 2.92% 3.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.22% 29.53% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 30
Median daily rate £248 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.11% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £471 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
SLA
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
263 254 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.20% 9.89% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 130 117
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £21.55 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.88 £21.55 £18.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 35 £198 -28.18% 7
Bracknell +6 21 £300 +79.10%
Slough +12 13 £450 -5.26% 1
Newbury -15 1 - - 3
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 74 (37.00%) ITIL
2 66 (33.00%) Telecoms
3 65 (32.50%) Windows
4 58 (29.00%) Windows Server
5 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
6 40 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 39 (19.50%) Incident Management
8 38 (19.00%) Oracle
9 37 (18.50%) MS Excel
9 37 (18.50%) Security Cleared
10 30 (15.00%) Linux
10 30 (15.00%) Service Management
11 26 (13.00%) SC Cleared
12 25 (12.50%) Remedy
13 24 (12.00%) Huawei
14 23 (11.50%) Service Delivery
14 23 (11.50%) Unix
14 23 (11.50%) Java
14 23 (11.50%) SharePoint
15 22 (11.00%) MS Office
15 22 (11.00%) HP
15 22 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (11.00%) Ticket Management
16 20 (10.00%) Windows 7
17 19 (9.50%) Problem Management
17 19 (9.50%) Flash
17 19 (9.50%) Front Office
18 18 (9.00%) Citrix
18 18 (9.00%) 4G
19 17 (8.50%) Time Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 23 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.50%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.00%) IIS
3 6 (3.00%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.50%) CMS
6 2 (1.00%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.50%) Apache
7 1 (0.50%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 37 (18.50%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.00%) MS Office
3 13 (6.50%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Remedy AR System
1 3 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.50%) Office 365
2 3 (1.50%) PaaS
2 3 (1.50%) SaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.00%) 4G
2 17 (8.50%) 3G
3 15 (7.50%) 2G
3 15 (7.50%) Internet
4 14 (7.00%) LTE
5 12 (6.00%) Firewall
6 11 (5.50%) WAN
7 10 (5.00%) MPLS
8 8 (4.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (4.00%) DNS
8 8 (4.00%) GPRS
8 8 (4.00%) SS7
8 8 (4.00%) UMTS
8 8 (4.00%) VPN
8 8 (4.00%) WCDMA
9 7 (3.50%) Network Security
9 7 (3.50%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (3.50%) SAN
9 7 (3.50%) VLAN
10 6 (3.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.50%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.50%) EDRMS
3 5 (2.50%) MS Access
4 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.50%) Big Data
5 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.50%) Power BI
General
1 66 (33.00%) Telecoms
2 19 (9.50%) Front Office
3 9 (4.50%) Billing
4 7 (3.50%) Back Office
4 7 (3.50%) Finance
4 7 (3.50%) French Language
4 7 (3.50%) German Language
4 7 (3.50%) Italian Language
4 7 (3.50%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.50%) Legal
5 3 (1.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 65 (32.50%) Support Engineer
2 24 (12.00%) Incident Manager
3 20 (10.00%) Web Engineer
3 20 (10.00%) Web Support Engineer
4 14 (7.00%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (6.00%) Windows Support Engineer
6 11 (5.50%) Linux Support
6 11 (5.50%) Linux Support Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.00%) Network Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Design Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Junior
9 8 (4.00%) Junior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.50%) Flash
2 12 (6.00%) Web Services
3 7 (3.50%) .NET
3 7 (3.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (3.00%) Node.js
5 5 (2.50%) MAPI
6 4 (2.00%) HTML
7 3 (1.50%) REST
7 3 (1.50%) SOAP
8 2 (1.00%) CSS
8 2 (1.00%) J2EE
8 2 (1.00%) JSP
9 1 (0.50%) Middleware
9 1 (0.50%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.50%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.50%) EMC VNX
4 5 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.50%) Replication
5 4 (2.00%) Clustering
6 3 (1.50%) CMDB
6 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.50%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.00%) Animation
7 2 (1.00%) CCTV
7 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.00%) e-Health
7 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.50%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.50%) Handset
8 1 (0.50%) PKI
8 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (32.50%) Windows
2 58 (29.00%) Windows Server
3 30 (15.00%) Linux
4 23 (11.50%) Unix
5 22 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.00%) Solaris
9 7 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.50%) AIX
10 5 (2.50%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.50%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.50%) CentOS
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (37.00%) ITIL
2 39 (19.50%) Incident Management
3 30 (15.00%) Service Management
4 23 (11.50%) Service Delivery
5 22 (11.00%) Ticket Management
6 19 (9.50%) Problem Management
7 17 (8.50%) Time Management
8 11 (5.50%) CRM
9 10 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.00%) Data Management
10 8 (4.00%) Project Management
11 7 (3.50%) Memory Management
12 6 (3.00%) Change Management
12 6 (3.00%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.00%) Data Privacy
12 6 (3.00%) High Availability
12 6 (3.00%) Network Architecture
12 6 (3.00%) Validation
13 5 (2.50%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.50%) Java
2 10 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.00%) SQL
4 7 (3.50%) C#
4 7 (3.50%) C++
4 7 (3.50%) VB.NET
4 7 (3.50%) VBScript
5 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.00%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) C
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (18.50%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.00%) Degree
4 13 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.50%) CCNA
6 10 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.50%) CCNP
8 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.00%) HNC
9 6 (3.00%) MCP
9 6 (3.00%) MCSE
10 5 (2.50%) CCIE
11 3 (1.50%) CCA
11 3 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.50%) RHCE
12 2 (1.00%) NCDA
13 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.50%) CIPD
13 1 (0.50%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
1 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.00%) ISA Server
3 7 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.00%) XenApp
5 4 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.50%) KVM
6 3 (1.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 9 (4.50%) Amdocs OSS
3 7 (3.50%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (3.00%) WSUS
5 5 (2.50%) Puppet
6 4 (2.00%) Nagios
7 3 (1.50%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.00%) Oracle
3 25 (12.50%) Remedy
4 24 (12.00%) Huawei
5 22 (11.00%) HP
6 18 (9.00%) Citrix
7 17 (8.50%) Cisco
8 16 (8.00%) Fujitsu
9 12 (6.00%) Ericsson
10 11 (5.50%) EMC
10 11 (5.50%) Nokia Networks
10 11 (5.50%) VMware
11 10 (5.00%) Tellabs
12 9 (4.50%) Cramer
12 9 (4.50%) Nortel
13 8 (4.00%) Nokia
13 8 (4.00%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.00%) Sybase
14 7 (3.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (3.50%) BT
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