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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 69 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 66 64 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.49% 2.46% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.67% 36.16% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £145 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £482 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £127.50 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1023.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
202 177 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.63% 6.81% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 86 56
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £233 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £527 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £113.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.16% +773.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Reading -1 20 £170 -54.66% 7
Newbury +12 18 £260 -55.74% 1
Bracknell +11 10 £369 - 2
Slough -11 6 £258 -14.87% 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 60 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 55 (36.67%) ITIL
3 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
3 41 (27.33%) Active Directory
4 38 (25.33%) Windows
5 34 (22.67%) MS Excel
6 32 (21.33%) Security Cleared
7 29 (19.33%) 4G
8 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (17.33%) 3G
9 25 (16.67%) LTE
9 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 21 (14.00%) SC Cleared
10 21 (14.00%) DV Cleared
10 21 (14.00%) HP
10 21 (14.00%) Service Delivery
10 21 (14.00%) Degree
11 19 (12.67%) 2G
11 19 (12.67%) Ericsson
11 19 (12.67%) MS Office
12 18 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (12.00%) Finance
13 17 (11.33%) Incident Management
14 16 (10.67%) Remedy
14 16 (10.67%) MCSE
14 16 (10.67%) Problem Management
15 15 (10.00%) Cisco
15 15 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (10.00%) Internet
16 14 (9.33%) CCNA

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.00%) IIS
2 3 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.67%) MTS
3 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.67%) Lync
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (22.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.67%) MS Office
3 12 (8.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.33%) 4G
2 26 (17.33%) 3G
3 25 (16.67%) LTE
4 19 (12.67%) 2G
5 15 (10.00%) Internet
6 12 (8.00%) VPN
6 12 (8.00%) WAN
7 10 (6.67%) Broadband
7 10 (6.67%) SMS
7 10 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.00%) GSM
8 9 (6.00%) Firewall
8 9 (6.00%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (5.33%) Wireless
9 8 (5.33%) LAN
9 8 (5.33%) DNS
10 7 (4.67%) ADSL
11 6 (4.00%) UMTS
11 6 (4.00%) Ethernet
11 6 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.00%) IDOL
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.33%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.33%) OLAP
4 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.33%) DTS
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.67%) CorVu
5 1 (0.67%) QlikView
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.67%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.00%) Finance
3 8 (5.33%) Retail
4 6 (4.00%) Billing
5 5 (3.33%) Back Office
6 4 (2.67%) Law
6 4 (2.67%) Marketing
7 3 (2.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 21 (14.00%) Analyst
2 19 (12.67%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (7.33%) Incident Manager
5 9 (6.00%) Administrator
5 9 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 8 (5.33%) Data Analyst
6 8 (5.33%) Team Leader
7 7 (4.67%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) Field Engineer
7 7 (4.67%) Escalation Manager
8 6 (4.00%) Billing Analyst
9 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.33%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.33%) Hardware Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) Linux Support Engineer
10 4 (2.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) WAP
2 2 (1.33%) LAMP
2 2 (1.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.33%) Web Services
2 2 (1.33%) XML
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.00%) Clustering
5 2 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.67%) Tandem
6 1 (0.67%) Statistics
6 1 (0.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.67%) PDA
6 1 (0.67%) iPhone
6 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.67%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.33%) Windows
2 25 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (5.33%) UNIX
3 8 (5.33%) Linux
4 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.67%) ITIL
2 21 (14.00%) Service Delivery
3 17 (11.33%) Incident Management
4 16 (10.67%) Problem Management
5 14 (9.33%) Configuration Management
6 12 (8.00%) Change Management
7 10 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.00%) Fault Management
9 8 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (5.33%) Network Management
10 7 (4.67%) Project Management
10 7 (4.67%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.00%) Change Control
11 6 (4.00%) Release Management
11 6 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.33%) Capacity Management
13 4 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (2.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.33%) SQL
2 5 (3.33%) VBA
3 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.33%) C#
3 2 (1.33%) Java
4 1 (0.67%) C
4 1 (0.67%) C++
4 1 (0.67%) VBScript
4 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.00%) SC Cleared
2 21 (14.00%) DV Cleared
2 21 (14.00%) Degree
3 18 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (10.67%) MCSE
5 15 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (9.33%) CCNA
7 13 (8.67%) MCP
8 7 (4.67%) CCNP
9 4 (2.67%) CCENT
9 4 (2.67%) CCSA
9 4 (2.67%) CCSE
9 4 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.67%) HND
9 4 (2.67%) CCSP
10 3 (2.00%) HNC
10 3 (2.00%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.33%) MCTS
12 1 (0.67%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) P3O
System Software
1 41 (27.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.67%) NLBS
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Netcool
2 5 (3.33%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (2.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.67%) Nagios
3 4 (2.67%) OpenView
4 3 (2.00%) SCCM
4 3 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.67%) SCOM
5 1 (0.67%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 41 (27.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.00%) HP
3 19 (12.67%) Ericsson
4 16 (10.67%) Remedy
5 15 (10.00%) Cisco
6 13 (8.67%) Symantec
6 13 (8.67%) Citrix
7 9 (6.00%) Nortel
8 8 (5.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (5.33%) Huawei
9 6 (4.00%) F5
10 5 (3.33%) Nokia
10 5 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.67%) Crossbeam
11 4 (2.67%) VMware
11 4 (2.67%) Altiris
11 4 (2.67%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.67%) Radware
12 3 (2.00%) Oracle
12 3 (2.00%) Veritas
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