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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 48 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 104 81 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.44% 3.26% 3.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 36.65% 34.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 33
Median daily rate £260 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £104 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £432 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% -12.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -12.85%
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
260 221 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.09% 8.91% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 84 117
Median daily rate £396 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £232 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +59.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £21.55 £23.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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 -2 46 £235 -22.95% 6
Bracknell +6 17 £248 +10.61% 2
Slough +11 14 £450 +4.65% 2
Newbury -9 5 £260 +141.86% 1
Windsor - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 83 (35.78%) Telecoms
2 82 (35.34%) ITIL
3 65 (28.02%) Windows
4 59 (25.43%) Windows Server
5 57 (24.57%) Incident Management
6 44 (18.97%) Service Management
7 43 (18.53%) Active Directory
8 41 (17.67%) Microsoft
9 37 (15.95%) MS Excel
10 35 (15.09%) Service Delivery
11 34 (14.66%) Linux
12 33 (14.22%) Oracle
12 33 (14.22%) Huawei
12 33 (14.22%) Security Cleared
13 31 (13.36%) Remedy
14 29 (12.50%) Problem Management
14 29 (12.50%) Ticket Management
15 26 (11.21%) Front Office
16 22 (9.48%) 3G
16 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
16 22 (9.48%) SC Cleared
17 21 (9.05%) Java
17 21 (9.05%) Unix
18 20 (8.62%) Cisco
19 19 (8.19%) MS Office
19 19 (8.19%) Billing
19 19 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (8.19%) Windows 7
19 19 (8.19%) 4G
20 18 (7.76%) HP

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 22 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.74%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.02%) IIS
4 5 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (15.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.19%) MS Office
3 13 (5.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Remedy AR System
1 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.02%) Office 365
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.29%) PaaS
2 3 (1.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.48%) 3G
2 19 (8.19%) 4G
3 16 (6.90%) 2G
4 14 (6.03%) Internet
4 14 (6.03%) LTE
4 14 (6.03%) WAN
5 13 (5.60%) MPLS
6 11 (4.74%) DNS
6 11 (4.74%) Firewall
6 11 (4.74%) VPN
7 10 (4.31%) Wireless
8 9 (3.88%) Ethernet
8 9 (3.88%) VLAN
9 8 (3.45%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (3.45%) GPRS
9 8 (3.45%) SS7
9 8 (3.45%) UMTS
9 8 (3.45%) WCDMA
10 7 (3.02%) Network Security
10 7 (3.02%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.59%) Big Data
4 5 (2.16%) EDRMS
4 5 (2.16%) MS Access
4 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) QlikView
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 83 (35.78%) Telecoms
2 26 (11.21%) Front Office
3 19 (8.19%) Billing
4 13 (5.60%) Finance
5 7 (3.02%) Back Office
6 6 (2.59%) French Language
6 6 (2.59%) German Language
6 6 (2.59%) Italian Language
6 6 (2.59%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.72%) Retail
8 3 (1.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.86%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 64 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 34 (14.66%) Incident Manager
3 19 (8.19%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (7.33%) Web Engineer
4 17 (7.33%) Web Support Engineer
5 13 (5.60%) Linux Support
5 13 (5.60%) Linux Support Engineer
6 12 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 12 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (4.74%) Administrator
7 11 (4.74%) Network Engineer
8 9 (3.88%) Problem Manager
8 9 (3.88%) Service Desk Engineer
8 9 (3.88%) Telecoms Manager
8 9 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (3.88%) Windows Support Engineer
9 8 (3.45%) Design Engineer
9 8 (3.45%) Junior
9 8 (3.45%) Junior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.90%) Flash
2 13 (5.60%) Web Services
3 6 (2.59%) .NET
3 6 (2.59%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.16%) Node.js
5 4 (1.72%) MAPI
6 3 (1.29%) ELK Stack
6 3 (1.29%) REST
6 3 (1.29%) RESTful
6 3 (1.29%) Sensu
6 3 (1.29%) SOAP
7 2 (0.86%) HTML
8 1 (0.43%) Middleware
8 1 (0.43%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.43%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.02%) EMC VNX
4 6 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.16%) Replication
6 3 (1.29%) Clustering
6 3 (1.29%) CMDB
6 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.29%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.86%) CCTV
7 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.86%) e-Health
7 2 (0.86%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.86%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (28.02%) Windows
2 59 (25.43%) Windows Server
3 34 (14.66%) Linux
4 21 (9.05%) Unix
5 19 (8.19%) Windows 7
5 19 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.45%) Solaris
9 6 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.72%) CentOS
11 3 (1.29%) AIX
11 3 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (35.34%) ITIL
2 57 (24.57%) Incident Management
3 44 (18.97%) Service Management
4 35 (15.09%) Service Delivery
5 29 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 29 (12.50%) Ticket Management
6 17 (7.33%) CRM
7 16 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (6.90%) Time Management
8 12 (5.17%) Process Improvement
9 11 (4.74%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.88%) Change Management
10 9 (3.88%) Matrix Organization
10 9 (3.88%) Project Management
11 7 (3.02%) Data Management
12 6 (2.59%) Memory Management
12 6 (2.59%) Network Architecture
12 6 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.05%) Java
2 10 (4.31%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.31%) SQL
3 9 (3.88%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.45%) Python
5 7 (3.02%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.59%) C#
6 6 (2.59%) C++
6 6 (2.59%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.59%) VBScript
7 5 (2.16%) Perl
8 4 (1.72%) AWK
8 4 (1.72%) sed
8 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.86%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.48%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (6.47%) Degree
5 14 (6.03%) CCNA
6 9 (3.88%) CCNP
6 9 (3.88%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.45%) HNC
7 8 (3.45%) MCSE
8 6 (2.59%) MCP
9 5 (2.16%) CCIE
10 3 (1.29%) CCA
10 3 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.86%) NCDA
11 2 (0.86%) RHCE
11 2 (0.86%) RHCSA
11 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (18.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.03%) ISA Server
3 11 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.59%) XenApp
6 4 (1.72%) vSphere
7 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.86%) KVM
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.86%) XenServer
9 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.31%) Puppet
2 9 (3.88%) Amdocs OSS
3 8 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (3.02%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.02%) WSUS
5 4 (1.72%) Nagios
6 3 (1.29%) Ansible
6 3 (1.29%) Graphite
6 3 (1.29%) logstash
6 3 (1.29%) Terraform
7 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.22%) Huawei
2 33 (14.22%) Oracle
3 31 (13.36%) Remedy
4 20 (8.62%) Cisco
5 18 (7.76%) Citrix
5 18 (7.76%) HP
6 17 (7.33%) Ericsson
7 16 (6.90%) Nokia Networks
8 15 (6.47%) VMware
9 13 (5.60%) Fujitsu
9 13 (5.60%) Nokia
10 12 (5.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 12 (5.17%) BT
11 11 (4.74%) Nortel
12 10 (4.31%) Siemens
12 10 (4.31%) Tellabs
12 10 (4.31%) Virgin Media
13 9 (3.88%) Arqiva
13 9 (3.88%) Telindus
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago