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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 62 31 60
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +29
Contract jobs citing SLA 42 127 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.11% 4.99% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.83% 39.69% 29.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 65 31
Median daily rate £450 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £150 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.09 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% -33.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.09 £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £16.09 £25.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
184 320 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.26% 12.57% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 175 116
Median daily rate £430 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 3
Median hourly rate £27.00 £45.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +73.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.09 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -17 23 £440 +72.54% 3
Slough +2 6 - -
Bracknell -6 6 - -
Windsor +4 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 41 (36.28%) Telecoms
2 32 (28.32%) ITIL
3 27 (23.89%) Degree
4 23 (20.35%) Incident Management
5 21 (18.58%) Service Management
6 17 (15.04%) CRM
6 17 (15.04%) Huawei
7 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
7 15 (13.27%) Windows
7 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
7 15 (13.27%) Service Delivery
7 15 (13.27%) Project Management
8 14 (12.39%) Billing
8 14 (12.39%) Trend Analysis
9 13 (11.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (11.50%) Cisco
9 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
10 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
10 12 (10.62%) Management Information System
11 11 (9.73%) DNS
12 10 (8.85%) Internet
12 10 (8.85%) Remedy
12 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
13 9 (7.96%) Workflow
13 9 (7.96%) Finance
13 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
13 9 (7.96%) Oracle
13 9 (7.96%) Process Improvement
13 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (7.96%) Matrix Organization

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 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.54%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.77%) Apache
3 2 (1.77%) Documentum
3 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.08%) MS Office
3 6 (5.31%) Maya
3 6 (5.31%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.88%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.88%) HFM
2 1 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.42%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (3.54%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (3.54%) SoftLayer
3 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) DNS
2 10 (8.85%) Internet
3 8 (7.08%) MPLS
4 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.31%) BGP
5 6 (5.31%) HTTP
5 6 (5.31%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (5.31%) Skype
5 6 (5.31%) VLAN
5 6 (5.31%) VPN
6 5 (4.42%) DWDM
6 5 (4.42%) VPLS
6 5 (4.42%) WAN
7 4 (3.54%) 3G
7 4 (3.54%) Firewall
7 4 (3.54%) LTE
7 4 (3.54%) OSPF
7 4 (3.54%) VSAN
7 4 (3.54%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.65%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.77%) MS Access
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.88%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (36.28%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.39%) Billing
3 9 (7.96%) Finance
4 5 (4.42%) Marketing
5 3 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.77%) Electronics
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.88%) French Language
7 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (10.62%) Incident Manager
2 10 (8.85%) Support Engineer
3 9 (7.96%) Consultant
4 7 (6.19%) Administrator
4 7 (6.19%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (6.19%) Problem Manager
5 6 (5.31%) Project Administrator
6 5 (4.42%) Analyst
6 5 (4.42%) Architect
6 5 (4.42%) Coordinator
6 5 (4.42%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (4.42%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) Implementation Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) Incident Coordinator
7 4 (3.54%) Operations Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Project Assistant
7 4 (3.54%) SAP Implementation Consultant
7 4 (3.54%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (3.54%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) Flash
1 2 (1.77%) Memcached
1 2 (1.77%) Middleware
1 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.88%) .NET
2 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.19%) Virtual Team
4 6 (5.31%) Video on Demand
5 5 (4.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (4.42%) Learning Management System
5 5 (4.42%) STB
6 4 (3.54%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.54%) FlexPod
6 4 (3.54%) MPEG
6 4 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.77%) IPTV
7 2 (1.77%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.77%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.88%) e-Health
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) Windows
2 5 (4.42%) Unix
3 4 (3.54%) Linux
3 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.77%) Android
4 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) MVS
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.32%) ITIL
2 23 (20.35%) Incident Management
3 21 (18.58%) Service Management
4 17 (15.04%) CRM
5 15 (13.27%) Project Management
5 15 (13.27%) Service Delivery
6 14 (12.39%) Trend Analysis
7 13 (11.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (7.96%) Matrix Organization
8 9 (7.96%) Process Improvement
8 9 (7.96%) Workflow
9 8 (7.08%) Customer Requirements
9 8 (7.08%) Migration
10 7 (6.19%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 5 (4.42%) Analytics
12 5 (4.42%) Change Control
12 5 (4.42%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (4.42%) Marketing Automation
12 5 (4.42%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.08%) Java
2 6 (5.31%) Python
2 6 (5.31%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) Perl
3 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.54%) Ruby
4 2 (1.77%) C
5 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Degree
2 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.31%) ECDL
5 5 (4.42%) CCNA
5 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.54%) VCDX
7 3 (2.65%) CCNP
8 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.77%) CCENT
8 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.77%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.88%) CAPM
9 1 (0.88%) CCIP
9 1 (0.88%) HNC
9 1 (0.88%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.88%) OCP
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.54%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.65%) QA
3 3 (2.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.42%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.42%) vSphere
3 4 (3.54%) Docker
3 4 (3.54%) vCloud
4 2 (1.77%) Corosync
4 2 (1.77%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Ansible
1 6 (5.31%) Puppet
2 4 (3.54%) Amdocs OSS
2 4 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.54%) vRealize
3 2 (1.77%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.77%) Nagios
3 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.77%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Huawei
2 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.50%) Cisco
4 10 (8.85%) Remedy
5 9 (7.96%) Oracle
6 8 (7.08%) SAP
7 7 (6.19%) Citrix
7 7 (6.19%) Nortel
8 6 (5.31%) Juniper
8 6 (5.31%) VMware
9 5 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (3.54%) Cramer
10 4 (3.54%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.54%) Nimsoft
10 4 (3.54%) Nokia Networks
10 4 (3.54%) Tellabs
11 3 (2.65%) HP
12 2 (1.77%) NetApp
12 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.77%) Symantec
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