The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Berkshire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 46 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs citing SLA 76 86 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.02% 3.58% 5.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.70% 46.49% 57.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 34
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £92 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £398 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 £21.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +28.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
219 185 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.70% 7.70% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 72 109
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.05% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.62 £20.80 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.77 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -12.50%
SLA
South East

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 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 31 July 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 -11 29 £300 +23.07% 10
Bracknell +14 15 £300 +150.00% 3
Slough +2 5 £350 -6.66% 3
Wokingham - 2 £220 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 6
Newbury - 1 £425 - 4
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (36.84%) ITIL
2 49 (32.24%) Windows
3 45 (29.61%) Telecoms
4 33 (21.71%) Security Cleared
5 31 (20.39%) Microsoft
6 28 (18.42%) Workflow
7 25 (16.45%) MS Excel
7 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
8 24 (15.79%) Finance
9 23 (15.13%) Incident Management
9 23 (15.13%) SQL
9 23 (15.13%) Degree
10 22 (14.47%) SC Cleared
10 22 (14.47%) Cisco
10 22 (14.47%) 3G
11 20 (13.16%) ITSM
11 20 (13.16%) 4G
12 19 (12.50%) LTE
12 19 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (10.53%) Service Management
14 16 (10.53%) Problem Management
15 15 (9.87%) Network Architecture
15 15 (9.87%) 2G
16 14 (9.21%) Service Delivery
16 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (9.21%) MS Office
16 14 (9.21%) LDAP
17 13 (8.55%) UNIX

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.58%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.95%) IIS
5 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.66%) Lync
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (16.45%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.21%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (4.61%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.66%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.47%) 3G
2 20 (13.16%) 4G
3 19 (12.50%) LTE
4 15 (9.87%) 2G
5 14 (9.21%) LDAP
6 11 (7.24%) SAN
7 9 (5.92%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.92%) WAN
8 8 (5.26%) LAN
8 8 (5.26%) DNS
9 6 (3.95%) DHCP
9 6 (3.95%) RANAP
9 6 (3.95%) Firewall
9 6 (3.95%) Wireless
9 6 (3.95%) VoIP
10 5 (3.29%) GGSN
10 5 (3.29%) SGSN
10 5 (3.29%) NAS
11 4 (2.63%) VPN
11 4 (2.63%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (6.58%) IDOL
4 7 (4.61%) OLAP
4 7 (4.61%) DTS
5 5 (3.29%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.63%) EDRMS
6 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.66%) Essbase
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (29.61%) Telecoms
2 24 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (1.32%) Front Office
3 2 (1.32%) Back Office
4 1 (0.66%) Law
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Games
4 1 (0.66%) Military
4 1 (0.66%) Billing
4 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.45%) Analyst
2 13 (8.55%) Support Engineer
3 12 (7.89%) Service Manager
3 12 (7.89%) Support Analyst
4 11 (7.24%) Architect
4 11 (7.24%) Developer
5 10 (6.58%) Incident Manager
5 10 (6.58%) SharePoint Developer
6 8 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (5.26%) Consultant
6 8 (5.26%) Server Support
7 7 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.61%) Design Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Server Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Remedy Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Server Support Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) .NET
2 10 (6.58%) ASP.NET
2 10 (6.58%) Web Services
2 10 (6.58%) XML
2 10 (6.58%) .NET Framework
3 8 (5.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.66%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Clustering
1 10 (6.58%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.92%) GIS
3 5 (3.29%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.97%) Statistics
6 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.32%) iPhone
6 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) Handset
7 1 (0.66%) Economics
7 1 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.24%) Windows
2 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (8.55%) UNIX
4 9 (5.92%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.97%) Linux
6 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.84%) ITIL
2 28 (18.42%) Workflow
3 23 (15.13%) Incident Management
4 20 (13.16%) ITSM
5 16 (10.53%) Service Management
5 16 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 15 (9.87%) Network Architecture
7 14 (9.21%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.58%) Asset Management
8 10 (6.58%) Document Management
8 10 (6.58%) Web Development
9 9 (5.92%) Data Management
9 9 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.26%) Change Management
11 7 (4.61%) Logistics
12 6 (3.95%) Load Balancing
12 6 (3.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.95%) ERP
12 6 (3.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.13%) SQL
2 11 (7.24%) C#
3 8 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 7 (4.61%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.32%) C
5 2 (1.32%) VBA
5 2 (1.32%) Perl
5 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.66%) C++
6 1 (0.66%) Java
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) VBScript
6 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (21.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.13%) Degree
3 22 (14.47%) SC Cleared
4 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.92%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.92%) CCNA
5 9 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.95%) MCSE
8 5 (3.29%) MCSA
8 5 (3.29%) CCNP
8 5 (3.29%) MCTS
9 3 (1.97%) Novell Certification
10 2 (1.32%) CNA
10 2 (1.32%) MCP
10 2 (1.32%) MCDBA
10 2 (1.32%) PMP
10 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.66%) CISA
11 1 (0.66%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.32%) BS25999
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) NLBS
3 3 (1.97%) XenApp
4 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.66%) OCFS2
5 1 (0.66%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) SCOM
2 5 (3.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.66%) OpenView
3 1 (0.66%) Netcool
3 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (20.39%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.47%) Cisco
3 13 (8.55%) Citrix
3 13 (8.55%) Remedy
4 12 (7.89%) Oracle
5 11 (7.24%) Juniper
5 11 (7.24%) BMC
6 10 (6.58%) Ericsson
6 10 (6.58%) Meridio
7 8 (5.26%) Lotus
7 8 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.26%) Symantec
8 6 (3.95%) Huawei
8 6 (3.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 6 (3.95%) F5
9 5 (3.29%) Nortel
9 5 (3.29%) McAfee
9 5 (3.29%) HP
10 4 (2.63%) VMware
11 3 (1.97%) NetApp
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