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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 52 42 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing SLA 50 93 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.59% 3.83% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.03% 36.47% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 48 34
Median daily rate £450 £338 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +31.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +30.35%

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
185 255 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.59% 10.49% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 132 130
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 0
Median hourly rate £20.95 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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 23 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -7 30 £450 +53.84% 3
Bracknell +4 8 - - 1
Slough +1 5 £260 -27.52%
Windsor +1 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 46 (35.11%) Telecoms
2 37 (28.24%) ITIL
3 36 (27.48%) Degree
4 25 (19.08%) Incident Management
5 24 (18.32%) Service Management
6 21 (16.03%) Service Delivery
7 20 (15.27%) Security Cleared
8 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
9 18 (13.74%) Windows
9 18 (13.74%) CRM
10 16 (12.21%) SharePoint
11 15 (11.45%) Active Directory
11 15 (11.45%) Management Information System
11 15 (11.45%) Internet
11 15 (11.45%) Project Management
11 15 (11.45%) Huawei
11 15 (11.45%) Finance
11 15 (11.45%) Trend Analysis
12 14 (10.69%) Billing
13 13 (9.92%) Cisco
14 12 (9.16%) MS Excel
14 12 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (8.40%) Radio Access Network
15 11 (8.40%) MS Office
15 11 (8.40%) SC Cleared
16 10 (7.63%) Problem Management
16 10 (7.63%) Workflow
16 10 (7.63%) Oracle
16 10 (7.63%) DNS
16 10 (7.63%) Process Improvement

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 16 (12.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.58%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.82%) Documentum
4 4 (3.05%) CMS
4 4 (3.05%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.05%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (9.16%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.40%) MS Office
3 7 (5.34%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (4.58%) Maya
4 6 (4.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.76%) HFM
2 1 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) Office 365
2 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.82%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (3.05%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (3.05%) SoftLayer
4 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.45%) Internet
2 11 (8.40%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (7.63%) DNS
4 8 (6.11%) MPLS
5 7 (5.34%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.58%) BGP
6 6 (4.58%) HTTP
6 6 (4.58%) Skype
7 5 (3.82%) VLAN
7 5 (3.82%) VPLS
7 5 (3.82%) VPN
7 5 (3.82%) WAN
8 4 (3.05%) DWDM
8 4 (3.05%) OSPF
8 4 (3.05%) VSAN
8 4 (3.05%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.29%) 3G
9 3 (2.29%) 4G
9 3 (2.29%) LTE
9 3 (2.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.53%) MS Access
3 1 (0.76%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (35.11%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.45%) Finance
3 14 (10.69%) Billing
4 5 (3.82%) Marketing
5 4 (3.05%) French Language
6 3 (2.29%) German Language
6 3 (2.29%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.29%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.53%) Electronics
7 2 (1.53%) Legal
7 2 (1.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.76%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.76%) Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Front Office
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (14.50%) Support Engineer
2 14 (10.69%) Incident Manager
3 10 (7.63%) Consultant
4 7 (5.34%) Administrator
4 7 (5.34%) Messaging Support
4 7 (5.34%) Problem Manager
5 6 (4.58%) Analyst
5 6 (4.58%) Project Administrator
6 5 (3.82%) Architect
6 5 (3.82%) Coordinator
6 5 (3.82%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (3.82%) Designer
6 5 (3.82%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (3.82%) Operations Manager
6 5 (3.82%) Programme Manager
6 5 (3.82%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (3.05%) Project Assistant
7 4 (3.05%) SAP Implementation Consultant
7 4 (3.05%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (3.05%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.58%) .NET
2 5 (3.82%) HTML
3 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.05%) CSS
3 4 (3.05%) Flash
3 4 (3.05%) MAPI
3 4 (3.05%) Node.js
3 4 (3.05%) Web Services
4 2 (1.53%) Middleware
5 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.45%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.87%) Driving Licence
2 9 (6.87%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.58%) Video on Demand
4 5 (3.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.82%) Learning Management System
4 5 (3.82%) STB
5 4 (3.05%) Animation
5 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.05%) FlexPod
5 4 (3.05%) MPEG
5 4 (3.05%) VCE vBlock
6 2 (1.53%) Clustering
6 2 (1.53%) IPTV
6 2 (1.53%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.74%) Windows
2 6 (4.58%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.05%) Linux
4 4 (3.05%) Unix
4 4 (3.05%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.53%) AIX
6 2 (1.53%) Android
6 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.53%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.76%) MVS
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.24%) ITIL
2 25 (19.08%) Incident Management
3 24 (18.32%) Service Management
4 21 (16.03%) Service Delivery
5 18 (13.74%) CRM
6 15 (11.45%) Project Management
6 15 (11.45%) Trend Analysis
7 12 (9.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (7.63%) Matrix Organization
8 10 (7.63%) Problem Management
8 10 (7.63%) Process Improvement
8 10 (7.63%) Workflow
9 9 (6.87%) Migration
10 6 (4.58%) Time Management
11 5 (3.82%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.82%) B2B
11 5 (3.82%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 5 (3.82%) Data Migration
11 5 (3.82%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (3.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.87%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.11%) Java
3 6 (4.58%) C#
3 6 (4.58%) SQL
4 5 (3.82%) C++
4 5 (3.82%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.82%) VBScript
5 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.05%) Perl
5 4 (3.05%) Python
5 4 (3.05%) Ruby
6 2 (1.53%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (27.48%) Degree
2 20 (15.27%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.40%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.58%) CCNA
4 6 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.58%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.58%) ECDL
5 4 (3.05%) VCDX
6 3 (2.29%) CCENT
6 3 (2.29%) CCNP
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.53%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.76%) CAPM
8 1 (0.76%) CCIP
8 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.76%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.76%) PMP
8 1 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.29%) QA
4 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.82%) vSphere
3 4 (3.05%) Docker
3 4 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.05%) ISA Server
3 4 (3.05%) vCloud
4 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.76%) KVM
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Amdocs OSS
1 4 (3.05%) Ansible
1 4 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.05%) Puppet
1 4 (3.05%) vRealize
2 3 (2.29%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) WSUS
3 2 (1.53%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.45%) Huawei
3 13 (9.92%) Cisco
4 10 (7.63%) Oracle
5 9 (6.87%) Ericsson
6 8 (6.11%) Remedy
6 8 (6.11%) SAP
7 7 (5.34%) Citrix
8 6 (4.58%) Nortel
9 5 (3.82%) Juniper
9 5 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.82%) VMware
10 4 (3.05%) Cramer
10 4 (3.05%) HP
10 4 (3.05%) Nimsoft
10 4 (3.05%) Nokia Networks
10 4 (3.05%) Tellabs
11 3 (2.29%) EMC
11 3 (2.29%) Fujitsu
12 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
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