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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 62 76 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing SLA 82 53 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.76% 1.87% 3.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.67% 30.64% 46.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 25
Average daily rate
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£260 £220 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £100 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £419 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £24.25 - £11.35
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 - £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.65 - £13.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +12.50%
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
251 173 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.45% 6.10% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 110 89
Average daily rate £355 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £202 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.15 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+31.19% -7.29%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
Newbury +18 29 £260 -35.00% 3
Reading +10 22 £213 -37.03% 6
Bracknell +10 10 £475 - 3
Slough -3 4 £285 +20.00% 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (43.92%) Telecoms
2 56 (37.84%) ITIL
3 40 (27.03%) Windows
4 30 (20.27%) Microsoft
4 30 (20.27%) Active Directory
5 28 (18.92%) Service Delivery
6 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
6 27 (18.24%) 4G
7 25 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (16.22%) Windows 7
8 24 (16.22%) Ericsson
8 24 (16.22%) 3G
9 21 (14.19%) MS Excel
9 21 (14.19%) 2G
10 20 (13.51%) Degree
10 20 (13.51%) LTE
11 19 (12.84%) SC Cleared
11 19 (12.84%) Finance
11 19 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (11.49%) HP
12 17 (11.49%) GSM
12 17 (11.49%) DV Cleared
13 16 (10.81%) MCSE
14 15 (10.14%) Cisco
15 14 (9.46%) MS Office
15 14 (9.46%) VPN
15 14 (9.46%) Incident Management
16 13 (8.78%) UMTS
16 13 (8.78%) MCP
16 13 (8.78%) Radio Access Network

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.68%) MTS
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.46%) MS Office
3 11 (7.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.24%) 4G
2 24 (16.22%) 3G
3 21 (14.19%) 2G
4 20 (13.51%) LTE
5 17 (11.49%) GSM
6 14 (9.46%) VPN
7 13 (8.78%) UMTS
7 13 (8.78%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (8.11%) Wireless
9 11 (7.43%) Internet
9 11 (7.43%) WAN
10 9 (6.08%) Ethernet
11 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
11 8 (5.41%) ADSL
12 7 (4.73%) LAN
12 7 (4.73%) DNS
12 7 (4.73%) Broadband
13 6 (4.05%) Firewall
14 5 (3.38%) ISDN
15 4 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.35%) IDOL
3 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.35%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.68%) QlikView
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) OLAP
4 1 (0.68%) DTS
4 1 (0.68%) CorVu
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Axure RP
1 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (43.92%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.84%) Finance
3 8 (5.41%) Retail
4 6 (4.05%) Billing
5 4 (2.70%) Law
6 3 (2.03%) Legal
6 3 (2.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (13.51%) Support Engineer
2 14 (9.46%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (9.46%) Analyst
3 10 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (4.73%) Escalation Manager
4 7 (4.73%) Incident Manager
5 6 (4.05%) Team Leader
5 6 (4.05%) Coordinator
5 6 (4.05%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 5 (3.38%) Project Manager
6 5 (3.38%) Data Analyst
6 5 (3.38%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (3.38%) Administrator
6 5 (3.38%) Field Engineer
6 5 (3.38%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (2.70%) IT Procurement Manager
7 4 (2.70%) Billing Analyst
7 4 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (2.70%) Linux Support
7 4 (2.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.35%) WAP
2 1 (0.68%) .NET
2 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.68%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) XML
2 1 (0.68%) LAMP
2 1 (0.68%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.03%) Clustering
2 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.68%) iPhone
4 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.68%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (0.68%) PMI
4 1 (0.68%) IVR
4 1 (0.68%) Statistics
4 1 (0.68%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.03%) Windows
2 24 (16.22%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.41%) Linux
4 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.73%) UNIX
4 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.68%) Solaris
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (37.84%) ITIL
2 28 (18.92%) Service Delivery
3 14 (9.46%) Incident Management
4 11 (7.43%) Change Management
4 11 (7.43%) Configuration Management
4 11 (7.43%) Problem Management
5 9 (6.08%) PRINCE2
5 9 (6.08%) Logistics
6 8 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.41%) Project Management
7 7 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (4.73%) Service Management
8 6 (4.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (4.05%) Network Management
9 5 (3.38%) Release Management
9 5 (3.38%) Fault Management
9 5 (3.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.38%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.38%) PRINCE
9 5 (3.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.08%) SQL
2 2 (1.35%) VBA
3 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.68%) VBScript
3 1 (0.68%) VB
3 1 (0.68%) C
3 1 (0.68%) C#
3 1 (0.68%) Java
3 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.51%) Degree
3 19 (12.84%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (11.49%) DV Cleared
5 16 (10.81%) MCSE
6 13 (8.78%) MCP
7 12 (8.11%) CCNA
7 12 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.08%) HND
8 9 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (4.05%) CCNP
10 3 (2.03%) RHCSA
10 3 (2.03%) HNC
11 2 (1.35%) CCSE
11 2 (1.35%) MCTS
11 2 (1.35%) CCSA
11 2 (1.35%) MCSD
11 2 (1.35%) CCSP
11 2 (1.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) P3O
System Software
1 30 (20.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) SCCM
2 6 (4.05%) Netcool
2 6 (4.05%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (2.70%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.70%) Nagios
4 3 (2.03%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.35%) OpenView
6 1 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.68%) SCOM
6 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.68%) Netcool/Proviso
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 30 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.22%) Ericsson
3 17 (11.49%) HP
4 15 (10.14%) Cisco
5 12 (8.11%) Remedy
6 11 (7.43%) Symantec
6 11 (7.43%) Citrix
7 9 (6.08%) Huawei
8 8 (5.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 7 (4.73%) Nokia
9 7 (4.73%) Nortel
10 6 (4.05%) VMware
11 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.70%) Altiris
12 4 (2.70%) F5
13 3 (2.03%) Actix
13 3 (2.03%) Fujitsu
13 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.03%) Veritas
13 3 (2.03%) Oracle
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