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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 43 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 80 62 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.64% 2.46% 3.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.79% 24.70% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 18
Median daily rate £255 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £169 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% -10.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.89 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.86% -0.71%
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
244 251 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.09% 9.96% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 143 101
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.55 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.67% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £21.55 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £38.28 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +47.50%

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 28 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 +41 46 £255 -15.00% 10
Bracknell -3 11 £211 +4.32%
Newbury +5 9 £300 - 2
Maidenhead - 3 £700 -
Slough -4 2 £225 -52.63% 2
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 65 (34.39%) Telecoms
2 61 (32.28%) ITIL
3 51 (26.98%) Windows
4 43 (22.75%) Microsoft
5 40 (21.16%) Windows Server
6 39 (20.63%) MS Excel
7 38 (20.11%) Security Cleared
8 36 (19.05%) Degree
9 32 (16.93%) Active Directory
10 31 (16.40%) Service Delivery
11 30 (15.87%) Service Management
11 30 (15.87%) Oracle
12 28 (14.81%) Incident Management
13 27 (14.29%) SharePoint
14 24 (12.70%) MS Office
14 24 (12.70%) Huawei
15 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
15 22 (11.64%) HP
15 22 (11.64%) Citrix
15 22 (11.64%) Internet
16 21 (11.11%) Management Information System
17 19 (10.05%) Linux
17 19 (10.05%) Java
18 17 (8.99%) Problem Management
18 17 (8.99%) Office 365
18 17 (8.99%) Flash
18 17 (8.99%) Cisco
19 16 (8.47%) Ericsson
19 16 (8.47%) Radio Access Network
20 15 (7.94%) 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 27 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.88%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.17%) IIS
4 5 (2.65%) Documentum
5 4 (2.12%) CMS
6 3 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.06%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
8 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 24 (12.70%) MS Office
3 15 (7.94%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.59%) Maya
6 2 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Eloqua
1 3 (1.59%) Remedy AR System
1 3 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.99%) Office 365
2 3 (1.59%) PaaS
2 3 (1.59%) SaaS
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.64%) Internet
2 16 (8.47%) Radio Access Network
3 14 (7.41%) 4G
4 13 (6.88%) 3G
4 13 (6.88%) WAN
5 12 (6.35%) MPLS
6 11 (5.82%) Firewall
6 11 (5.82%) LTE
6 11 (5.82%) VPN
7 10 (5.29%) 2G
8 8 (4.23%) DNS
8 8 (4.23%) LAN
8 8 (4.23%) SAN
8 8 (4.23%) VLAN
9 7 (3.70%) DWDM
9 7 (3.70%) HTTP
9 7 (3.70%) Network Security
9 7 (3.70%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.17%) DHCP
10 6 (3.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.17%) MS Access
3 5 (2.65%) EDRMS
3 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.12%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.06%) Big Data
5 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) Power BI
General
1 65 (34.39%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.88%) Finance
3 12 (6.35%) Front Office
4 10 (5.29%) French Language
5 9 (4.76%) German Language
5 9 (4.76%) Italian Language
5 9 (4.76%) Spanish Language
6 7 (3.70%) Billing
7 6 (3.17%) Back Office
7 6 (3.17%) Marketing
8 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.06%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 52 (27.51%) Support Engineer
2 20 (10.58%) Incident Manager
3 18 (9.52%) Web Engineer
3 18 (9.52%) Web Support Engineer
4 11 (5.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 10 (5.29%) Service Desk Engineer
6 8 (4.23%) Design Engineer
7 7 (3.70%) Administrator
7 7 (3.70%) Analyst
7 7 (3.70%) Developer
8 6 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) NOC Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) Operations Manager
9 5 (2.65%) Programme Manager
9 5 (2.65%) Telecoms Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.99%) Flash
2 15 (7.94%) Web Services
3 12 (6.35%) .NET
4 10 (5.29%) ASP.NET
4 10 (5.29%) Node.js
5 9 (4.76%) MAPI
6 4 (2.12%) CSS
6 4 (2.12%) HTML
7 2 (1.06%) J2EE
7 2 (1.06%) JSP
7 2 (1.06%) REST
7 2 (1.06%) SOAP
8 1 (0.53%) Middleware
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 9 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 6 (3.17%) Clustering
4 5 (2.65%) EMC VNX
4 5 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.12%) Animation
5 4 (2.12%) MPEG
5 4 (2.12%) Replication
5 4 (2.12%) STB
5 4 (2.12%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.59%) CMDB
6 3 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.53%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.98%) Windows
2 40 (21.16%) Windows Server
3 19 (10.05%) Linux
4 13 (6.88%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.70%) AIX
7 7 (3.70%) Unix
8 4 (2.12%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.59%) Solaris
9 3 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.53%) CentOS
11 1 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.28%) ITIL
2 31 (16.40%) Service Delivery
3 30 (15.87%) Service Management
4 28 (14.81%) Incident Management
5 17 (8.99%) Problem Management
6 15 (7.94%) Time Management
7 13 (6.88%) Ticket Management
8 12 (6.35%) CRM
8 12 (6.35%) Memory Management
8 12 (6.35%) Project Management
9 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.29%) ITIL V3
11 9 (4.76%) Workflow
12 8 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.23%) Data Management
13 7 (3.70%) High Availability
14 6 (3.17%) Analytics
14 6 (3.17%) Dashboard Development
14 6 (3.17%) Data Privacy
14 6 (3.17%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.05%) Java
2 12 (6.35%) C#
2 12 (6.35%) C++
2 12 (6.35%) PowerShell
2 12 (6.35%) VB.NET
2 12 (6.35%) VBScript
3 10 (5.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.70%) SQL
5 2 (1.06%) VB
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (20.11%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.05%) Degree
3 22 (11.64%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.88%) CCNA
5 13 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.70%) CCNP
8 6 (3.17%) HNC
9 5 (2.65%) CCIE
9 5 (2.65%) MCP
9 5 (2.65%) MCSE
10 4 (2.12%) RHCE
11 3 (1.59%) CCA
11 3 (1.59%) CCENT
11 3 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.59%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (16.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.41%) ISA Server
3 7 (3.70%) XenApp
4 6 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.12%) KVM
7 2 (1.06%) vSphere
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.29%) Amdocs OSS
2 9 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (4.23%) WSUS
4 5 (2.65%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (2.12%) Puppet
6 3 (1.59%) Nagios
6 3 (1.59%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.59%) SCCM
7 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.87%) Oracle
3 24 (12.70%) Huawei
4 22 (11.64%) Citrix
4 22 (11.64%) HP
5 17 (8.99%) Cisco
6 16 (8.47%) Ericsson
7 14 (7.41%) Fujitsu
7 14 (7.41%) Remedy
8 12 (6.35%) EMC
8 12 (6.35%) Nokia Networks
9 11 (5.82%) Tellabs
10 10 (5.29%) Cramer
10 10 (5.29%) Nortel
10 10 (5.29%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.23%) VMware
12 7 (3.70%) Nokia
13 6 (3.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 6 (3.17%) BT
13 6 (3.17%) Siemens
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