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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 58 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 77 72 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 2.59% 3.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.81% 35.12% 44.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £357 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £30.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.16% +164.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.53 £30.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £30.00 £13.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
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
215 205 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.54% 7.38% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 114 95
Average daily rate £355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £204 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £21.55 £21.50 £11.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% +84.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.29 £14.70 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £28.30 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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 28 £231 -17.77% 13
Newbury +14 22 £260 -35.00% 1
Slough +1 5 £393 +190.74% 3
Bracknell 0 4 £313 +9.64%
Wokingham -1 1 - - 1
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 65 (44.83%) Telecoms
2 55 (37.93%) ITIL
3 36 (24.83%) Windows
4 27 (18.62%) Service Delivery
5 26 (17.93%) Active Directory
6 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
8 23 (15.86%) 4G
9 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
9 22 (15.17%) 3G
10 20 (13.79%) Windows 7
10 20 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (13.10%) 2G
11 19 (13.10%) Finance
11 19 (13.10%) Degree
11 19 (13.10%) Ericsson
11 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (12.41%) HP
12 18 (12.41%) MCSE
13 17 (11.72%) Incident Management
14 16 (11.03%) MCP
14 16 (11.03%) Cisco
14 16 (11.03%) GSM
14 16 (11.03%) LTE
14 16 (11.03%) DV Cleared
15 14 (9.66%) VPN
15 14 (9.66%) MS Visio
15 14 (9.66%) Symantec
16 13 (8.97%) Configuration Management
17 12 (8.28%) Project Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.38%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.69%) MTS
3 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.69%) Lync
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (9.66%) MS Visio
2 12 (8.28%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.52%) MS Office
4 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.86%) 4G
2 22 (15.17%) 3G
3 19 (13.10%) 2G
4 16 (11.03%) GSM
4 16 (11.03%) LTE
5 14 (9.66%) VPN
6 12 (8.28%) UMTS
6 12 (8.28%) WAN
7 11 (7.59%) Wireless
8 10 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
8 10 (6.90%) Internet
9 9 (6.21%) Ethernet
10 8 (5.52%) Firewall
10 8 (5.52%) LAN
10 8 (5.52%) ADSL
11 7 (4.83%) Broadband
11 7 (4.83%) DNS
11 7 (4.83%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.45%) ISDN
12 5 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.69%) CorVu
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.69%) QlikView
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.69%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (0.69%) Big Data
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
General
1 65 (44.83%) Telecoms
2 19 (13.10%) Finance
3 8 (5.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Billing
4 4 (2.76%) Law
5 2 (1.38%) Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 17 (11.72%) Analyst
2 17 (11.72%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (7.59%) Incident Manager
5 7 (4.83%) Escalation Manager
6 6 (4.14%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 6 (4.14%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.14%) Team Leader
6 6 (4.14%) Coordinator
6 6 (4.14%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.14%) Consultant
7 5 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (3.45%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (2.76%) IT Procurement Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (2.76%) Procurement Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.07%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (2.07%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.38%) WAP
2 1 (0.69%) LAMP
2 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.69%) DTV
3 1 (0.69%) PMI
3 1 (0.69%) Clustering
3 1 (0.69%) IVR
3 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.69%) Economics
3 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
3 1 (0.69%) PDA
3 1 (0.69%) Statistics
3 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.69%) iPhone
3 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
3 1 (0.69%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.83%) Windows
2 20 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 7 (4.83%) Linux
4 5 (3.45%) UNIX
5 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.07%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.69%) Solaris
8 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (37.93%) ITIL
2 27 (18.62%) Service Delivery
3 17 (11.72%) Incident Management
4 13 (8.97%) Configuration Management
5 12 (8.28%) Project Management
6 11 (7.59%) Change Management
6 11 (7.59%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.21%) PRINCE2
7 9 (6.21%) Logistics
7 9 (6.21%) Service Management
8 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.83%) ITSM
9 7 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.14%) Time Management
10 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (4.14%) Network Management
11 5 (3.45%) PRINCE
11 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.45%) Release Management
11 5 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.14%) SQL
2 2 (1.38%) Perl
3 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.69%) VBA
3 1 (0.69%) C
3 1 (0.69%) Java
3 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (16.55%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.17%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.10%) Degree
3 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (12.41%) MCSE
5 16 (11.03%) MCP
5 16 (11.03%) DV Cleared
6 9 (6.21%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (6.21%) CCNA
6 9 (6.21%) HND
6 9 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.14%) CCNP
8 2 (1.38%) CCSE
8 2 (1.38%) CCSA
8 2 (1.38%) MCSA
8 2 (1.38%) MCSD
8 2 (1.38%) CCSP
9 1 (0.69%) CISSP
9 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.69%) QA
1 1 (0.69%) P3O
System Software
1 26 (17.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.69%) Samba
3 1 (0.69%) NLBS
3 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) XenApp
3 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) SCCM
2 5 (3.45%) Netcool
2 5 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.38%) OpenView
5 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.69%) Netcool/Proviso
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
5 1 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.10%) Ericsson
3 18 (12.41%) HP
4 16 (11.03%) Cisco
5 14 (9.66%) Symantec
6 6 (4.14%) Nokia
6 6 (4.14%) Remedy
7 5 (3.45%) Huawei
8 4 (2.76%) F5
8 4 (2.76%) VMware
8 4 (2.76%) SAP
9 3 (2.07%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.07%) Nortel
9 3 (2.07%) Citrix
9 3 (2.07%) Fujitsu
9 3 (2.07%) Actix
9 3 (2.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (1.38%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.38%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.38%) Crossbeam
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