The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 50 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 75 76 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.92% 3.04% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.78% 34.70% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £174 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £468 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -19.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +16.66%
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
236 219 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.20% 8.75% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 99 74
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £487 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 4
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -33.05%
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 Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire 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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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
Reading -1 30 £275 -8.33% 6
Newbury +10 13 £91 -78.52% 2
Slough +7 10 £475 +35.71% 5
Bracknell -15 7 £168 -44.16% 3
Maidenhead +1 1 - - 3
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 62 (41.06%) Telecoms
2 60 (39.74%) ITIL
3 34 (22.52%) Windows
4 28 (18.54%) Microsoft
5 27 (17.88%) Service Management
6 25 (16.56%) Active Directory
6 25 (16.56%) Windows 7
7 23 (15.23%) Service Delivery
7 23 (15.23%) Incident Management
8 22 (14.57%) Security Cleared
9 21 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (13.25%) HP
10 20 (13.25%) MCSE
11 18 (11.92%) MS Visio
12 17 (11.26%) 3G
12 17 (11.26%) Symantec
12 17 (11.26%) MCP
12 17 (11.26%) DV Cleared
12 17 (11.26%) 4G
13 16 (10.60%) GSM
14 15 (9.93%) Configuration Management
14 15 (9.93%) SC Cleared
15 14 (9.27%) Degree
16 13 (8.61%) ITSM
16 13 (8.61%) Project Management
17 12 (7.95%) MS Excel
18 11 (7.28%) UMTS
19 10 (6.62%) MS Office
19 10 (6.62%) Remedy
19 10 (6.62%) ITIL Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
1 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.99%) Lync
2 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (11.92%) MS Visio
2 12 (7.95%) MS Excel
3 10 (6.62%) MS Office
4 8 (5.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.32%) SAP CCM
2 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.66%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.26%) 3G
1 17 (11.26%) 4G
2 16 (10.60%) GSM
3 11 (7.28%) UMTS
4 10 (6.62%) 2G
4 10 (6.62%) LTE
5 9 (5.96%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (3.97%) Wireless
6 6 (3.97%) VPN
6 6 (3.97%) WAN
6 6 (3.97%) LAN
7 5 (3.31%) GPRS
7 5 (3.31%) SMS
8 4 (2.65%) Internet
8 4 (2.65%) Firewall
9 3 (1.99%) DNS
9 3 (1.99%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.99%) RNC
10 2 (1.32%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) DB2
2 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
1 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (41.06%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.62%) Finance
3 7 (4.64%) Front Office
3 7 (4.64%) Billing
4 3 (1.99%) Advertising
5 2 (1.32%) Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.66%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (11.92%) Support Engineer
1 18 (11.92%) 2nd Line Support
2 17 (11.26%) Analyst
2 17 (11.26%) Incident Manager
3 16 (10.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (5.30%) Consultant
5 7 (4.64%) Coordinator
5 7 (4.64%) Service Manager
5 7 (4.64%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (3.97%) Service Analyst
6 6 (3.97%) Team Leader
6 6 (3.97%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 5 (3.31%) Deployment Manager
7 5 (3.31%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.31%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.31%) Tester
7 5 (3.31%) Technical Tester
8 4 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (2.65%) Report Manager
9 3 (1.99%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.32%) SOAP
1 2 (1.32%) Middleware
2 1 (0.66%) REST
2 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.31%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.99%) CMDB
4 2 (1.32%) PMI
5 1 (0.66%) DTV
5 1 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.66%) Wiki
5 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.66%) User Experience
5 1 (0.66%) IVR
5 1 (0.66%) Economics
5 1 (0.66%) PKI
5 1 (0.66%) Statistics
5 1 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.52%) Windows
2 25 (16.56%) Windows 7
3 9 (5.96%) Linux
4 8 (5.30%) UNIX
5 5 (3.31%) Solaris
6 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (39.74%) ITIL
2 27 (17.88%) Service Management
3 23 (15.23%) Service Delivery
3 23 (15.23%) Incident Management
4 15 (9.93%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.61%) Project Management
5 13 (8.61%) ITSM
6 9 (5.96%) Change Management
7 8 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.64%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.64%) Logistics
8 7 (4.64%) Line Management
9 6 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.97%) CRM
9 6 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.97%) Supplier Management
10 5 (3.31%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (3.31%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.31%) Time Management
10 5 (3.31%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.65%) SQL
2 2 (1.32%) Perl
3 1 (0.66%) C
3 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (13.25%) MCSE
4 17 (11.26%) MCP
4 17 (11.26%) DV Cleared
5 15 (9.93%) SC Cleared
6 14 (9.27%) Degree
7 10 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.31%) HND
9 4 (2.65%) MCSA
9 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.99%) CCNP
10 3 (1.99%) CCNA
10 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.32%) CISSP
11 2 (1.32%) MCSD
11 2 (1.32%) MOS
11 2 (1.32%) MCTS
11 2 (1.32%) MCITP
12 1 (0.66%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) PMBOK
System Software
1 25 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.66%) XenApp
3 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.66%) vSphere
3 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) SCCM
2 2 (1.32%) SCOM
2 2 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.32%) Nagios
2 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.32%) WSUS
3 1 (0.66%) Netcool/Proviso
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.66%) Netcool
3 1 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.66%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (18.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.25%) HP
3 17 (11.26%) Symantec
4 10 (6.62%) Remedy
5 9 (5.96%) Cisco
5 9 (5.96%) Ericsson
6 5 (3.31%) SAP
6 5 (3.31%) Huawei
7 4 (2.65%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.65%) VMware
8 3 (1.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (1.99%) Juniper
8 3 (1.99%) Nokia
9 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.32%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.32%) Citrix
9 2 (1.32%) CA
9 2 (1.32%) BT
9 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.32%) ArcSight
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