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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 68 87 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.68% 3.44% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.96% 41.04% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% +72.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £100 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.55 £24.75 £13.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% +84.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.23%
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
184 212 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.25% 8.38% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 70
Average daily rate £355 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £180 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 30 £244 -17.02% 9
Newbury +10 12 £315 - 3
Slough +2 5 £393 +26.61% 1
Bracknell -7 3 £313 +4.16% 1
Maidenhead +5 1 - - 2
Wokingham -1 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (45.14%) Telecoms
2 61 (42.36%) ITIL
3 35 (24.31%) Windows
4 28 (19.44%) Service Delivery
5 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
6 25 (17.36%) Microsoft
7 24 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 24 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 22 (15.28%) 3G
8 22 (15.28%) 4G
9 21 (14.58%) Windows 7
10 20 (13.89%) Incident Management
11 19 (13.19%) Degree
12 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (12.50%) 2G
13 17 (11.81%) Finance
13 17 (11.81%) DV Cleared
13 17 (11.81%) HP
13 17 (11.81%) MCP
13 17 (11.81%) MCSE
13 17 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (11.11%) MS Visio
14 16 (11.11%) Service Management
14 16 (11.11%) Ericsson
15 15 (10.42%) Symantec
15 15 (10.42%) GSM
15 15 (10.42%) LTE
16 14 (9.72%) Configuration Management
16 14 (9.72%) Project Management
17 12 (8.33%) UMTS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.69%) MTS
2 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.69%) Lync
2 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.25%) MS Office
4 3 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) MS Project
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.28%) 3G
1 22 (15.28%) 4G
2 18 (12.50%) 2G
3 15 (10.42%) GSM
3 15 (10.42%) LTE
4 12 (8.33%) UMTS
4 12 (8.33%) VPN
5 10 (6.94%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (6.25%) WAN
7 8 (5.56%) Ethernet
7 8 (5.56%) Internet
8 7 (4.86%) Wireless
8 7 (4.86%) ADSL
9 6 (4.17%) Broadband
9 6 (4.17%) LAN
10 5 (3.47%) Firewall
10 5 (3.47%) MPLS
10 5 (3.47%) DNS
11 4 (2.78%) LLU
11 4 (2.78%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.39%) Big Data
1 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.69%) QlikView
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.69%) CorVu
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.69%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
General
1 65 (45.14%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.81%) Finance
3 7 (4.86%) Retail
4 4 (2.78%) Law
4 4 (2.78%) Front Office
5 2 (1.39%) Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Billing
5 2 (1.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (13.19%) Support Engineer
2 18 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (11.11%) Analyst
3 16 (11.11%) Incident Manager
4 14 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (4.86%) Escalation Manager
6 6 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 6 (4.17%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.17%) Coordinator
6 6 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.47%) Consultant
7 5 (3.47%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (2.78%) IT Procurement Manager
8 4 (2.78%) Procurement Manager
9 3 (2.08%) Radio Engineer
9 3 (2.08%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (1.39%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.39%) CMDB
3 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) PMI
4 1 (0.69%) DTV
4 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.69%) PKI
4 1 (0.69%) PDA
4 1 (0.69%) Economics
4 1 (0.69%) iPhone
4 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.69%) Wiki
4 1 (0.69%) IVR
4 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.31%) Windows
2 21 (14.58%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.17%) Linux
4 4 (2.78%) UNIX
5 3 (2.08%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.69%) Solaris
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.69%) Android
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.36%) ITIL
2 28 (19.44%) Service Delivery
3 20 (13.89%) Incident Management
4 16 (11.11%) Service Management
5 14 (9.72%) Configuration Management
5 14 (9.72%) Project Management
6 11 (7.64%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.94%) ITSM
8 9 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.25%) Logistics
9 8 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.86%) Change Management
11 5 (3.47%) Time Management
11 5 (3.47%) Mentoring
12 4 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (2.78%) Network Management
12 4 (2.78%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.78%) SQL
2 2 (1.39%) Perl
3 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.69%) C
3 1 (0.69%) Java
3 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.19%) Degree
4 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (11.81%) DV Cleared
5 17 (11.81%) MCP
5 17 (11.81%) MCSE
6 10 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (6.25%) HND
8 5 (3.47%) CCNA
8 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.78%) CCNP
10 2 (1.39%) CISSP
10 2 (1.39%) MCSA
10 2 (1.39%) MCSD
10 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.69%) PMP
11 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) QA
1 1 (0.69%) PMBOK
1 1 (0.69%) P3O
System Software
1 24 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Samba
3 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.69%) vSphere
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.69%) XenApp
3 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) SCCM
2 3 (2.08%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool/Proviso
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.81%) HP
3 16 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 15 (10.42%) Symantec
5 11 (7.64%) Cisco
6 4 (2.78%) Huawei
6 4 (2.78%) SAP
6 4 (2.78%) Nokia
7 3 (2.08%) Remedy
7 3 (2.08%) Fujitsu
7 3 (2.08%) VMware
7 3 (2.08%) Actix
7 3 (2.08%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.39%) F5
8 2 (1.39%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.39%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (1.39%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.39%) Juniper
9 1 (0.69%) Genesys
Bracknell, Berkshire
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