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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 37 24
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 69 115 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.77% 4.49% 5.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.65% 52.51% 56.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 34
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £118 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.15 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% +3.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £15.50 £15.40
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +0.64%
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
218 219 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.76% 8.55% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 100
Average daily rate £413 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.54 £18.78 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.93% -1.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.60 £14.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -10 29 £300 +20.00% 12
Bracknell +8 9 £180 - 1
Slough 0 6 £313 -18.03% 6
Newbury - 3 £425 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £375 - 2
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 2
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 56 (35.44%) ITIL
2 51 (32.28%) Telecoms
3 44 (27.85%) Windows
4 33 (20.89%) Security Cleared
5 29 (18.35%) Microsoft
6 28 (17.72%) Workflow
7 26 (16.46%) MS Excel
8 25 (15.82%) Cisco
8 25 (15.82%) 3G
9 24 (15.19%) Degree
9 24 (15.19%) LTE
10 23 (14.56%) 4G
10 23 (14.56%) Active Directory
11 22 (13.92%) Finance
11 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared
12 20 (12.66%) ITSM
12 20 (12.66%) SQL
13 18 (11.39%) Incident Management
14 17 (10.76%) SQL Server
14 17 (10.76%) MS Office
15 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (10.13%) 2G
15 16 (10.13%) Service Management
15 16 (10.13%) Network Architecture
16 14 (8.86%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (8.86%) Service Delivery
16 14 (8.86%) Remedy
16 14 (8.86%) Citrix
17 13 (8.23%) Juniper

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 13 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.33%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (5.06%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.27%) Lync
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (4.43%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.63%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.82%) 3G
2 24 (15.19%) LTE
3 23 (14.56%) 4G
4 16 (10.13%) 2G
5 11 (6.96%) LDAP
6 10 (6.33%) WAN
7 9 (5.70%) LAN
8 8 (5.06%) Firewall
9 7 (4.43%) SAN
9 7 (4.43%) RANAP
9 7 (4.43%) GGSN
9 7 (4.43%) SGSN
10 6 (3.80%) Wireless
10 6 (3.80%) VoIP
10 6 (3.80%) SMS
10 6 (3.80%) DNS
11 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
11 5 (3.16%) VPN
12 4 (2.53%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (2.53%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.33%) IDOL
4 7 (4.43%) OLAP
4 7 (4.43%) DTS
5 5 (3.16%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.53%) EDRMS
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.63%) Essbase
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (32.28%) Telecoms
2 22 (13.92%) Finance
3 4 (2.53%) Back Office
4 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Front Office
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (17.72%) Analyst
2 13 (8.23%) Support Analyst
2 13 (8.23%) Architect
3 11 (6.96%) Developer
3 11 (6.96%) Service Manager
4 10 (6.33%) Incident Manager
4 10 (6.33%) SharePoint Developer
5 9 (5.70%) Consultant
5 9 (5.70%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (5.06%) Design Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.43%) Service Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) Remedy Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.16%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.53%) Administrator
10 4 (2.53%) Server Support
10 4 (2.53%) Desktop Support
11 3 (1.90%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.96%) .NET
2 10 (6.33%) .NET Framework
2 10 (6.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (6.33%) Web Services
2 10 (6.33%) XML
3 8 (5.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.27%) WAP
5 1 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.70%) GIS
3 6 (3.80%) Clustering
4 5 (3.16%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.90%) Statistics
6 2 (1.27%) PKI
6 2 (1.27%) iPhone
6 2 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.27%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Handset
7 1 (0.63%) Economics
7 1 (0.63%) Tandem
7 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.85%) Windows
2 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (8.23%) UNIX
4 8 (5.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Linux
5 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.63%) AIX
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (35.44%) ITIL
2 28 (17.72%) Workflow
3 20 (12.66%) ITSM
4 18 (11.39%) Incident Management
5 16 (10.13%) Service Management
5 16 (10.13%) Network Architecture
6 14 (8.86%) Service Delivery
7 13 (8.23%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.33%) Web Development
8 10 (6.33%) Asset Management
8 10 (6.33%) Document Management
9 9 (5.70%) Data Management
10 8 (5.06%) Change Management
11 7 (4.43%) Project Management
11 7 (4.43%) Migration
11 7 (4.43%) Logistics
11 7 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.80%) Load Balancing
12 6 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (3.80%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.66%) SQL
2 11 (6.96%) C#
3 8 (5.06%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.90%) VBA
6 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.27%) C
6 2 (1.27%) C++
6 2 (1.27%) Java
6 2 (1.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.63%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (20.89%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.19%) Degree
3 22 (13.92%) SC Cleared
4 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.96%) CCNA
7 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
8 8 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (4.43%) CCNP
10 5 (3.16%) MCSA
10 5 (3.16%) MCTS
11 4 (2.53%) MCSE
12 3 (1.90%) Novell Certification
13 2 (1.27%) CCENT
13 2 (1.27%) CCSA
13 2 (1.27%) CCSE
13 2 (1.27%) CNA
13 2 (1.27%) CCSP
13 2 (1.27%) PMP
13 2 (1.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.27%) BS25999
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 23 (14.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.90%) XenApp
3 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.27%) NLBS
4 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.63%) OCFS2
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.80%) SCOM
2 5 (3.16%) SCCM
3 2 (1.27%) OpenView
3 2 (1.27%) Netcool
4 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.82%) Cisco
3 14 (8.86%) Remedy
3 14 (8.86%) Citrix
4 13 (8.23%) Juniper
4 13 (8.23%) Ericsson
5 11 (6.96%) BMC
5 11 (6.96%) Oracle
6 10 (6.33%) Meridio
7 9 (5.70%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.06%) Huawei
8 8 (5.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (5.06%) Lotus
8 8 (5.06%) Symantec
9 7 (4.43%) F5
10 6 (3.80%) HP
10 6 (3.80%) Nortel
11 5 (3.16%) McAfee
12 3 (1.90%) VMware
13 2 (1.27%) Crossbeam
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