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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 113 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.48% 2.47% 2.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.93% 29.24% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 27
Median daily rate £255 £285 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £188 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £466 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% -28.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
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
283 236 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.22% 8.44% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 109 120
Median daily rate £380 £355 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £226 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +62.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +38.09%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +28 63 £165 -22.35% 6
Bracknell +9 14 £405 +29.60% 1
Slough +12 8 £365 -7.00% 3
Newbury -3 6 £260 -9.56% 3
Windsor - 2 £400 -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 96 (43.84%) ITIL
2 75 (34.25%) Incident Management
3 69 (31.51%) Telecoms
4 55 (25.11%) Service Management
5 50 (22.83%) Windows
6 42 (19.18%) Windows Server
7 39 (17.81%) Active Directory
8 38 (17.35%) Ticket Management
9 35 (15.98%) Front Office
10 33 (15.07%) Microsoft
11 32 (14.61%) Linux
12 31 (14.16%) Service Delivery
13 29 (13.24%) Problem Management
14 26 (11.87%) Billing
14 26 (11.87%) Remedy
15 25 (11.42%) CRM
16 24 (10.96%) Huawei
16 24 (10.96%) Unix
17 23 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (10.05%) Windows 7
18 22 (10.05%) MS Excel
19 21 (9.59%) Oracle
19 21 (9.59%) Cisco
20 19 (8.68%) VMware
21 18 (8.22%) HP
21 18 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
22 17 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
22 17 (7.76%) 3G
23 16 (7.31%) Java
23 16 (7.31%) MS Office

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 13 (5.94%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.28%) Node.js
5 3 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.37%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.46%) Apache
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
7 1 (0.46%) MTS
Applications
1 22 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.31%) MS Office
3 7 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.20%) Office 365
2 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.76%) 3G
2 13 (5.94%) 2G
2 13 (5.94%) 4G
3 11 (5.02%) Firewall
3 11 (5.02%) Wireless
4 10 (4.57%) Internet
5 9 (4.11%) LTE
6 8 (3.65%) Diameter Protocol
6 8 (3.65%) GPRS
6 8 (3.65%) GSM
6 8 (3.65%) SS7
6 8 (3.65%) UMTS
6 8 (3.65%) WCDMA
7 7 (3.20%) DNS
7 7 (3.20%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.74%) CDMA
8 6 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (2.28%) NGN
9 5 (2.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.65%) Big Data
3 6 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.91%) MS Access
5 2 (0.91%) QlikView
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.46%) DB2
6 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Bugzilla
General
1 69 (31.51%) Telecoms
2 35 (15.98%) Front Office
3 26 (11.87%) Billing
4 9 (4.11%) Finance
5 6 (2.74%) French Language
5 6 (2.74%) German Language
5 6 (2.74%) Italian Language
5 6 (2.74%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.83%) Retail
7 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 58 (26.48%) Support Engineer
2 44 (20.09%) Incident Manager
3 25 (11.42%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (7.31%) Telecoms Manager
5 15 (6.85%) Linux Support
5 15 (6.85%) Linux Support Engineer
6 13 (5.94%) Network Engineer
7 12 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (5.48%) ICT Manager
8 11 (5.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) Service Manager
8 11 (5.02%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (5.02%) Windows Support Engineer
9 9 (4.11%) Problem Manager
10 8 (3.65%) Junior
10 8 (3.65%) Junior Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (3.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.94%) Web Services
2 7 (3.20%) ELK Stack
2 7 (3.20%) Flash
2 7 (3.20%) RESTful
2 7 (3.20%) Sensu
3 6 (2.74%) .NET
3 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.83%) MAPI
5 3 (1.37%) Middleware
6 2 (0.91%) HTML
7 1 (0.46%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.46%) REST
7 1 (0.46%) SAML
7 1 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.83%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.37%) Replication
7 2 (0.91%) CCTV
7 2 (0.91%) Clustering
7 2 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.91%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.91%) Statistics
7 2 (0.91%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.91%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.46%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.46%) Informatics
8 1 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.83%) Windows
2 42 (19.18%) Windows Server
3 32 (14.61%) Linux
4 24 (10.96%) Unix
5 23 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (10.05%) Windows 7
7 18 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.65%) Solaris
9 8 (3.65%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.20%) CentOS
10 7 (3.20%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.37%) AIX
11 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (43.84%) ITIL
2 75 (34.25%) Incident Management
3 55 (25.11%) Service Management
4 38 (17.35%) Ticket Management
5 31 (14.16%) Service Delivery
6 29 (13.24%) Problem Management
7 25 (11.42%) CRM
8 16 (7.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (5.94%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.48%) Process Improvement
11 11 (5.02%) Change Management
11 11 (5.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (4.11%) Time Management
13 8 (3.65%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (3.65%) DevOps
13 8 (3.65%) ITIL V3
14 7 (3.20%) Capacity Management
14 7 (3.20%) Network Architecture
14 7 (3.20%) Project Management
14 7 (3.20%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.31%) Java
2 14 (6.39%) JavaScript
3 11 (5.02%) Bash Shell
3 11 (5.02%) Python
4 9 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.74%) C#
5 6 (2.74%) C++
5 6 (2.74%) SQL
5 6 (2.74%) VB.NET
5 6 (2.74%) VBScript
6 4 (1.83%) AWK
6 4 (1.83%) Perl
6 4 (1.83%) sed
6 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.91%) C
7 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.02%) CCNA
3 11 (5.02%) Degree
3 11 (5.02%) MCSE
3 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.57%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.11%) HNC
6 6 (2.74%) CCNP
6 6 (2.74%) RHCSA
7 5 (2.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.28%) MCP
8 3 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.91%) CCIE
9 2 (0.91%) NCDA
9 2 (0.91%) VCP5
9 2 (0.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.46%) HND
10 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.11%) ISA Server
4 6 (2.74%) XenApp
5 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.37%) vSphere
6 2 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.91%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.91%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) Puppet
2 7 (3.20%) Ansible
2 7 (3.20%) Graphite
2 7 (3.20%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (3.20%) logstash
2 7 (3.20%) Terraform
2 7 (3.20%) WSUS
3 6 (2.74%) Nagios
4 4 (1.83%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.83%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.37%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.37%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.91%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.91%) MOM
6 2 (0.91%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.46%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.87%) Remedy
3 24 (10.96%) Huawei
4 21 (9.59%) Cisco
4 21 (9.59%) Oracle
5 19 (8.68%) VMware
6 18 (8.22%) HP
7 11 (5.02%) Citrix
8 10 (4.57%) Ericsson
8 10 (4.57%) Juniper
9 9 (4.11%) Nokia
9 9 (4.11%) Nokia Networks
10 8 (3.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 8 (3.65%) BT
10 8 (3.65%) Sybase
11 7 (3.20%) Fujitsu
12 6 (2.74%) NetApp
12 6 (2.74%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.74%) Siemens
12 6 (2.74%) Virgin Media
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