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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 37 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 109 74 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.49% 2.86% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.13% 35.41% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 33
Median daily rate £300 £314 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £194 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £462 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 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 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
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
265 209 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.92% 8.08% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 88 115
Median daily rate £398 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £253 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +59.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +14.28%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +9 51 £248 +5.31% 7
Bracknell +8 19 £248 +10.61% 1
Slough +15 12 £408 +3.82% 2
Newbury 0 7 £260 -17.46% 3
Windsor - 2 £400 -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 88 (37.29%) ITIL
2 78 (33.05%) Telecoms
3 70 (29.66%) Incident Management
4 59 (25.00%) Windows
5 54 (22.88%) Windows Server
6 51 (21.61%) Service Management
7 41 (17.37%) Active Directory
8 38 (16.10%) Linux
9 36 (15.25%) Ticket Management
10 33 (13.98%) Front Office
11 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
12 31 (13.14%) Remedy
13 30 (12.71%) Service Delivery
13 30 (12.71%) Huawei
13 30 (12.71%) Problem Management
14 29 (12.29%) MS Excel
15 27 (11.44%) Oracle
16 25 (10.59%) Cisco
17 24 (10.17%) Unix
17 24 (10.17%) Security Cleared
18 23 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
19 22 (9.32%) Billing
20 21 (8.90%) Java
20 21 (8.90%) CRM
20 21 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
21 19 (8.05%) Windows 7
22 18 (7.63%) SharePoint
22 18 (7.63%) 3G
23 17 (7.20%) HP
23 17 (7.20%) CCNA

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 18 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.12%) IIS
4 5 (2.12%) Node.js
4 5 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) Apache
7 1 (0.42%) CMS
7 1 (0.42%) MTS
Applications
1 29 (12.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.51%) MS Office
3 8 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Remedy AR System
1 3 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.97%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) PaaS
2 3 (1.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.63%) 3G
2 15 (6.36%) 4G
3 14 (5.93%) Firewall
4 13 (5.51%) 2G
4 13 (5.51%) WAN
5 11 (4.66%) DNS
5 11 (4.66%) Internet
5 11 (4.66%) MPLS
5 11 (4.66%) Wireless
6 10 (4.24%) VPN
7 9 (3.81%) LTE
8 8 (3.39%) DHCP
8 8 (3.39%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (3.39%) GPRS
8 8 (3.39%) GSM
8 8 (3.39%) SS7
8 8 (3.39%) UMTS
8 8 (3.39%) VLAN
8 8 (3.39%) WCDMA
9 7 (2.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.81%) Big Data
1 9 (3.81%) Oracle Database
1 9 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.69%) EDRMS
4 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.85%) MS Access
5 2 (0.85%) QlikView
5 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Bugzilla
General
1 78 (33.05%) Telecoms
2 33 (13.98%) Front Office
3 22 (9.32%) Billing
4 12 (5.08%) Finance
5 6 (2.54%) French Language
5 6 (2.54%) German Language
5 6 (2.54%) Italian Language
5 6 (2.54%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.69%) Retail
7 3 (1.27%) Back Office
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 61 (25.85%) Support Engineer
2 41 (17.37%) Incident Manager
3 25 (10.59%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (6.36%) Linux Support
4 15 (6.36%) Linux Support Engineer
4 15 (6.36%) Network Engineer
5 12 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (5.08%) Telecoms Manager
5 12 (5.08%) Web Engineer
5 12 (5.08%) Web Support Engineer
6 11 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (4.66%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (4.66%) Windows Support Engineer
7 10 (4.24%) Administrator
7 10 (4.24%) ICT Manager
8 9 (3.81%) Problem Manager
9 8 (3.39%) Junior
9 8 (3.39%) Junior Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.39%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.78%) Web Services
2 12 (5.08%) Flash
3 7 (2.97%) ELK Stack
3 7 (2.97%) RESTful
3 7 (2.97%) Sensu
4 6 (2.54%) .NET
4 6 (2.54%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.69%) MAPI
6 2 (0.85%) HTML
6 2 (0.85%) REST
6 2 (0.85%) SOAP
7 1 (0.42%) Middleware
7 1 (0.42%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.08%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.81%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.97%) EMC VNX
4 6 (2.54%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.12%) Replication
6 3 (1.27%) CMDB
7 2 (0.85%) CCTV
7 2 (0.85%) Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.85%) Statistics
7 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.42%) Handset
8 1 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (25.00%) Windows
2 54 (22.88%) Windows Server
3 38 (16.10%) Linux
4 24 (10.17%) Unix
5 21 (8.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (8.05%) Windows 7
7 16 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.39%) CentOS
9 8 (3.39%) Solaris
10 7 (2.97%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.12%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.85%) AIX
13 2 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (37.29%) ITIL
2 70 (29.66%) Incident Management
3 51 (21.61%) Service Management
4 36 (15.25%) Ticket Management
5 30 (12.71%) Problem Management
5 30 (12.71%) Service Delivery
6 21 (8.90%) CRM
7 15 (6.36%) Configuration Management
7 15 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (5.51%) Time Management
9 12 (5.08%) Process Improvement
10 10 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (3.81%) Change Management
11 9 (3.81%) Project Management
12 8 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.39%) Data Management
12 8 (3.39%) DevOps
12 8 (3.39%) Risk Analysis
13 7 (2.97%) Validation
14 6 (2.54%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.90%) Java
2 14 (5.93%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.66%) Bash Shell
3 11 (4.66%) Python
4 9 (3.81%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.97%) SQL
6 6 (2.54%) C#
6 6 (2.54%) C++
6 6 (2.54%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.54%) VBScript
7 4 (1.69%) AWK
7 4 (1.69%) Perl
7 4 (1.69%) sed
7 4 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.85%) C
8 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.75%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (7.20%) CCNA
3 17 (7.20%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.08%) CCNP
5 11 (4.66%) Degree
5 11 (4.66%) MCSE
5 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.81%) HNC
7 6 (2.54%) CCIE
7 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.54%) RHCSA
8 5 (2.12%) MCP
9 3 (1.27%) CCA
9 3 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.85%) NCDA
10 2 (0.85%) VCP5
10 2 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.54%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (17.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.08%) ISA Server
2 12 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.81%) XenApp
4 4 (1.69%) vSphere
5 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.93%) Puppet
2 8 (3.39%) HP Data Protector
2 8 (3.39%) Nagios
3 7 (2.97%) Ansible
3 7 (2.97%) Graphite
3 7 (2.97%) logstash
3 7 (2.97%) Terraform
3 7 (2.97%) WSUS
4 6 (2.54%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.69%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.14%) Remedy
3 30 (12.71%) Huawei
4 27 (11.44%) Oracle
5 25 (10.59%) Cisco
6 17 (7.20%) HP
6 17 (7.20%) VMware
7 14 (5.93%) Citrix
8 12 (5.08%) Ericsson
9 11 (4.66%) Nokia Networks
10 10 (4.24%) Fujitsu
11 9 (3.81%) Nokia
12 8 (3.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 8 (3.39%) BT
12 8 (3.39%) Juniper
12 8 (3.39%) Sybase
13 7 (2.97%) EMC
13 7 (2.97%) Red Hat
14 6 (2.54%) Nortel
14 6 (2.54%) Siemens
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