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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 57 72
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 110 75 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.33% 2.83% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.01% 31.65% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 34 20
Average daily rate £315 £243 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.89% -6.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £139 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.30 £22.50 £127.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.57% -82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
282 237 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.10% 8.95% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 111 100
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £113.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -74.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 61 £270 +94.24% 5
Slough +16 12 £365 +41.74% 1
Newbury -1 12 £315 +21.15% 1
Bracknell -5 10 £254 -31.18%
Windsor - 2 £365 -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 78 (44.32%) ITIL
2 57 (32.39%) Telecoms
3 53 (30.11%) Incident Management
4 44 (25.00%) Service Management
5 38 (21.59%) Windows
6 32 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 29 (16.48%) Microsoft
7 29 (16.48%) Service Delivery
8 27 (15.34%) Cisco
9 26 (14.77%) Problem Management
10 25 (14.20%) Windows 7
11 24 (13.64%) Ticket Management
12 23 (13.07%) Front Office
12 23 (13.07%) Configuration Management
13 22 (12.50%) Linux
14 21 (11.93%) Billing
15 20 (11.36%) CRM
16 19 (10.80%) Windows Server
17 17 (9.66%) MCSE
17 17 (9.66%) HP
17 17 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (9.66%) Firewall
18 16 (9.09%) Finance
18 16 (9.09%) Juniper
19 15 (8.52%) 3G
19 15 (8.52%) Wireless
19 15 (8.52%) Change Management
19 15 (8.52%) Huawei
19 15 (8.52%) 4G

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (3.98%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.84%) IIS
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.57%) Lync
5 1 (0.57%) MTS
5 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (5.11%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.57%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.66%) Firewall
2 15 (8.52%) 3G
2 15 (8.52%) 4G
2 15 (8.52%) Wireless
3 12 (6.82%) DNS
4 11 (6.25%) 2G
5 10 (5.68%) Internet
5 10 (5.68%) LTE
6 9 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.11%) Ethernet
6 9 (5.11%) VPN
7 8 (4.55%) WAN
8 6 (3.41%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (3.41%) SS7
8 6 (3.41%) Unified Communications
8 6 (3.41%) VLAN
9 5 (2.84%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (2.84%) DHCP
9 5 (2.84%) MPLS
9 5 (2.84%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) Big Data
2 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.84%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.70%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) QlikView
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) DB2
7 1 (0.57%) MS Access
7 1 (0.57%) OLAP
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
General
1 57 (32.39%) Telecoms
2 23 (13.07%) Front Office
3 21 (11.93%) Billing
4 16 (9.09%) Finance
5 2 (1.14%) Retail
6 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (19.89%) Support Engineer
2 29 (16.48%) Incident Manager
3 17 (9.66%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (9.09%) Analyst
5 15 (8.52%) Telecoms Manager
6 14 (7.95%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 11 (6.25%) Service Manager
8 10 (5.68%) Linux Support
8 10 (5.68%) Linux Support Engineer
8 10 (5.68%) Problem Manager
8 10 (5.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (5.11%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) ICT Manager
10 8 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
10 8 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.98%) ELK Stack
1 7 (3.98%) RESTful
1 7 (3.98%) Sensu
1 7 (3.98%) Web Services
2 3 (1.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.57%) .NET
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.11%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.41%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.27%) Handset
6 3 (1.70%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (1.14%) Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.14%) Statistics
7 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.57%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.57%) Informatics
8 1 (0.57%) PMI
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.59%) Windows
2 25 (14.20%) Windows 7
3 22 (12.50%) Linux
4 19 (10.80%) Windows Server
5 13 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.39%) Unix
5 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.98%) CentOS
7 7 (3.98%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.41%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.41%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.84%) Solaris
10 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.27%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.70%) AIX
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (44.32%) ITIL
2 53 (30.11%) Incident Management
3 44 (25.00%) Service Management
4 29 (16.48%) Service Delivery
5 26 (14.77%) Problem Management
6 24 (13.64%) Ticket Management
7 23 (13.07%) Configuration Management
8 20 (11.36%) CRM
9 15 (8.52%) Change Management
9 15 (8.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (8.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (7.39%) PRINCE2
11 12 (6.82%) Project Management
12 11 (6.25%) Process Improvement
13 9 (5.11%) Capacity Management
13 9 (5.11%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (4.55%) ITIL V3
15 7 (3.98%) Demand Management
15 7 (3.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 11 (6.25%) Python
2 7 (3.98%) Java
2 7 (3.98%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.98%) SQL
3 5 (2.84%) Perl
4 4 (2.27%) AWK
4 4 (2.27%) sed
4 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.57%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 17 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (9.66%) MCSE
1 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 10 (5.68%) CCNA
5 8 (4.55%) MCP
6 7 (3.98%) CCNP
6 7 (3.98%) Degree
6 7 (3.98%) HNC
7 6 (3.41%) RHCSA
8 5 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.70%) CCIE
9 3 (1.70%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.14%) VCP5
10 2 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.41%) XenApp
4 3 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.70%) vSphere
5 2 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.14%) XenServer
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) Puppet
2 7 (3.98%) Ansible
2 7 (3.98%) Graphite
2 7 (3.98%) logstash
2 7 (3.98%) Terraform
3 5 (2.84%) Nagios
3 5 (2.84%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
4 4 (2.27%) SCCM
5 3 (1.70%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.70%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (1.70%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.70%) WSUS
6 2 (1.14%) MOM
6 2 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.57%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.34%) Cisco
3 17 (9.66%) HP
4 16 (9.09%) Juniper
5 15 (8.52%) Huawei
6 14 (7.95%) Remedy
6 14 (7.95%) VMware
7 10 (5.68%) Citrix
8 9 (5.11%) Oracle
9 7 (3.98%) BT
9 7 (3.98%) Ericsson
10 6 (3.41%) Nokia
10 6 (3.41%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 5 (2.84%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 5 (2.84%) SAP
11 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.84%) Sybase
12 4 (2.27%) IBM
12 4 (2.27%) ZTE
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £350 p/d
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £185 - £225 per day
Posted: 17 days ago