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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 47 52 78
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +26
Contract jobs citing SLA 78 79 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.22% 3.20% 1.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.14% 35.59% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 15
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£320 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £180 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.55 £24.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% +30.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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
210 222 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.66% 9.00% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 98 69
Average daily rate £375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +13.83%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 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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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 +11 39 £305 +1.66% 5
Newbury +7 10 £108 -74.70%
Slough +5 7 £430 +22.85% 7
Bracknell -11 5 £168 -42.73% 3
Maidenhead +2 1 - - 1
Wokingham +2 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 70 (43.21%) Telecoms
2 64 (39.51%) ITIL
3 37 (22.84%) Windows
4 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 29 (17.90%) Service Delivery
6 28 (17.28%) Active Directory
6 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
7 27 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 25 (15.43%) Service Management
9 23 (14.20%) Incident Management
9 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (13.58%) HP
10 22 (13.58%) MCSE
11 21 (12.96%) SC Cleared
12 20 (12.35%) DV Cleared
12 20 (12.35%) MS Visio
12 20 (12.35%) MCP
13 19 (11.73%) Symantec
14 18 (11.11%) Configuration Management
14 18 (11.11%) 3G
14 18 (11.11%) Degree
15 17 (10.49%) 4G
16 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (9.88%) Finance
16 16 (9.88%) Ericsson
16 16 (9.88%) GSM
17 15 (9.26%) 2G
18 14 (8.64%) Project Management
19 13 (8.02%) UMTS
20 12 (7.41%) ITSM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.23%) Lync
2 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.62%) MTS
3 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (12.35%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.94%) MS Office
4 3 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) assyst
2 1 (0.62%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
1 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.11%) 3G
2 17 (10.49%) 4G
3 16 (9.88%) GSM
4 15 (9.26%) 2G
5 13 (8.02%) UMTS
6 12 (7.41%) LTE
7 9 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (4.32%) VPN
9 6 (3.70%) Internet
9 6 (3.70%) WAN
9 6 (3.70%) Wireless
10 5 (3.09%) LAN
11 4 (2.47%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.85%) DNS
12 3 (1.85%) MPLS
12 3 (1.85%) RNC
12 3 (1.85%) Firewall
13 2 (1.23%) LLU
13 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.23%) Big Data
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.62%) DB2
2 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.62%) CorVu
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.62%) QlikView
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.62%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.62%) JIRA
1 1 (0.62%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 70 (43.21%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.88%) Finance
3 5 (3.09%) Front Office
3 5 (3.09%) Retail
3 5 (3.09%) Billing
4 3 (1.85%) Advertising
4 3 (1.85%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.62%) Back Office
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (12.96%) Support Engineer
1 21 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
2 19 (11.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 18 (11.11%) Analyst
4 17 (10.49%) Incident Manager
5 8 (4.94%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (4.32%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.32%) Service Manager
7 6 (3.70%) Team Leader
7 6 (3.70%) Consultant
7 6 (3.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 5 (3.09%) Coordinator
8 5 (3.09%) Deployment Manager
9 4 (2.47%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.47%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.47%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.47%) Report Manager
9 4 (2.47%) Escalation Manager
10 3 (1.85%) Radio Engineer
10 3 (1.85%) Procurement Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) SOAP
1 2 (1.23%) Middleware
2 1 (0.62%) REST
2 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.85%) CMDB
4 1 (0.62%) Wiki
4 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.62%) User Experience
4 1 (0.62%) IVR
4 1 (0.62%) Economics
4 1 (0.62%) PKI
4 1 (0.62%) Statistics
4 1 (0.62%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.62%) PMI
4 1 (0.62%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.84%) Windows
2 27 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (3.70%) Linux
4 5 (3.09%) UNIX
5 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.23%) Solaris
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (39.51%) ITIL
2 29 (17.90%) Service Delivery
3 25 (15.43%) Service Management
4 23 (14.20%) Incident Management
5 18 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 14 (8.64%) Project Management
7 12 (7.41%) ITSM
8 9 (5.56%) Logistics
8 9 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.94%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.32%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.32%) Change Management
10 7 (4.32%) CRM
11 6 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (3.09%) Time Management
12 5 (3.09%) Supplier Management
12 5 (3.09%) Line Management
13 4 (2.47%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.09%) SQL
2 2 (1.23%) Perl
3 1 (0.62%) C
3 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 28 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (13.58%) MCSE
4 21 (12.96%) SC Cleared
5 20 (12.35%) DV Cleared
5 20 (12.35%) MCP
6 18 (11.11%) Degree
7 10 (6.17%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (5.56%) HND
9 4 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.85%) MCSA
10 3 (1.85%) CCNP
10 3 (1.85%) CCNA
11 2 (1.23%) MCSD
11 2 (1.23%) CISSP
11 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.62%) MOS
12 1 (0.62%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.62%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.62%) XenApp
3 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
3 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.62%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) SCCM
2 3 (1.85%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.62%) SCOM
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.62%) Netcool
3 1 (0.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.62%) Nagios
3 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.62%) WSUS
3 1 (0.62%) Netcool/Proviso
Vendors
1 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.58%) HP
3 19 (11.73%) Symantec
4 16 (9.88%) Ericsson
5 9 (5.56%) Remedy
6 8 (4.94%) Cisco
7 5 (3.09%) Huawei
8 4 (2.47%) VMware
8 4 (2.47%) SAP
8 4 (2.47%) Nokia
9 3 (1.85%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.85%) Actix
9 3 (1.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 3 (1.85%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.23%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.23%) Juniper
11 1 (0.62%) Genesys
11 1 (0.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
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