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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 77 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.42% 2.68% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.30% 27.17% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 22
Median daily rate £255 £355 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.16% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £104 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.42%
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
246 254 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.92% 9.86% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 143 118
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £227 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £382
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +31 38 £245 -24.61% 4
Bracknell 0 13 £210 +5.00% 3
Slough +2 6 £348 -26.78% 4
Newbury -9 5 £300 +300.00% 4
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 62 (33.16%) ITIL
1 62 (33.16%) Telecoms
2 54 (28.88%) Windows
3 47 (25.13%) Windows Server
4 43 (22.99%) Microsoft
5 41 (21.93%) Security Cleared
6 40 (21.39%) MS Excel
7 36 (19.25%) Active Directory
8 33 (17.65%) Oracle
8 33 (17.65%) Service Management
9 27 (14.44%) Service Delivery
9 27 (14.44%) SharePoint
9 27 (14.44%) Degree
10 25 (13.37%) Incident Management
10 25 (13.37%) SC Cleared
10 25 (13.37%) HP
11 24 (12.83%) MS Office
12 22 (11.76%) Java
12 22 (11.76%) Huawei
13 21 (11.23%) Linux
14 20 (10.70%) Flash
14 20 (10.70%) Internet
15 19 (10.16%) Problem Management
16 18 (9.63%) Time Management
16 18 (9.63%) Ticket Management
16 18 (9.63%) Cisco
16 18 (9.63%) Management Information System
17 17 (9.09%) Citrix
17 17 (9.09%) ISA Server
17 17 (9.09%) Fujitsu

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 27 (14.44%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.95%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.21%) IIS
4 5 (2.67%) CMS
5 3 (1.60%) Documentum
5 3 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.07%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 40 (21.39%) MS Excel
2 24 (12.83%) MS Office
3 15 (8.02%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Maya
5 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Remedy AR System
1 3 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) PaaS
2 3 (1.60%) SaaS
3 2 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.70%) Internet
2 14 (7.49%) 4G
2 14 (7.49%) Radio Access Network
3 13 (6.95%) 3G
4 12 (6.42%) Firewall
5 11 (5.88%) 2G
5 11 (5.88%) LTE
5 11 (5.88%) WAN
6 10 (5.35%) MPLS
7 9 (4.81%) SAN
8 8 (4.28%) DNS
8 8 (4.28%) VPN
9 7 (3.74%) Network Security
9 7 (3.74%) VLAN
10 6 (3.21%) DHCP
10 6 (3.21%) DWDM
10 6 (3.21%) IPsec
10 6 (3.21%) LAN
11 5 (2.67%) Ethernet
11 5 (2.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.67%) EDRMS
2 5 (2.67%) MS Access
2 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.60%) Big Data
3 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) DB2
4 1 (0.53%) Power BI
General
1 62 (33.16%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.56%) Front Office
3 12 (6.42%) Finance
4 10 (5.35%) French Language
4 10 (5.35%) German Language
4 10 (5.35%) Italian Language
4 10 (5.35%) Spanish Language
5 6 (3.21%) Back Office
6 5 (2.67%) Billing
7 3 (1.60%) Legal
7 3 (1.60%) Marketing
8 2 (1.07%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 56 (29.95%) Support Engineer
2 21 (11.23%) Incident Manager
2 21 (11.23%) Web Engineer
2 21 (11.23%) Web Support Engineer
3 12 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 12 (6.42%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (4.28%) Design Engineer
5 8 (4.28%) Service Desk Engineer
6 7 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (3.74%) Administrator
6 7 (3.74%) Developer
7 6 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (3.21%) Analyst
7 6 (3.21%) Designer
8 5 (2.67%) Messaging Support
8 5 (2.67%) Network Engineer
8 5 (2.67%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (2.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.70%) Flash
2 16 (8.56%) Web Services
3 12 (6.42%) .NET
4 10 (5.35%) ASP.NET
4 10 (5.35%) Node.js
5 9 (4.81%) MAPI
6 4 (2.14%) CSS
6 4 (2.14%) HTML
7 3 (1.60%) REST
7 3 (1.60%) SOAP
8 2 (1.07%) J2EE
8 2 (1.07%) JSP
9 1 (0.53%) Middleware
9 1 (0.53%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.63%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.81%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.74%) EMC VNX
5 6 (3.21%) Clustering
6 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.67%) Replication
7 4 (2.14%) Animation
7 4 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.60%) CMDB
8 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.60%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.07%) e-Health
10 1 (0.53%) CCTV
10 1 (0.53%) FMCG
10 1 (0.53%) Handset
10 1 (0.53%) PKI
10 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (28.88%) Windows
2 47 (25.13%) Windows Server
3 21 (11.23%) Linux
4 11 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 11 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.81%) Unix
6 7 (3.74%) AIX
7 4 (2.14%) Solaris
8 3 (1.60%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.16%) ITIL
2 33 (17.65%) Service Management
3 27 (14.44%) Service Delivery
4 25 (13.37%) Incident Management
5 19 (10.16%) Problem Management
6 18 (9.63%) Ticket Management
6 18 (9.63%) Time Management
7 12 (6.42%) Memory Management
8 10 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.81%) Data Management
10 8 (4.28%) CRM
11 7 (3.74%) High Availability
11 7 (3.74%) ITIL V3
11 7 (3.74%) Project Management
12 6 (3.21%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.21%) Data Privacy
13 5 (2.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 5 (2.67%) Change Management
13 5 (2.67%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.76%) Java
2 13 (6.95%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.42%) C#
3 12 (6.42%) C++
3 12 (6.42%) VB.NET
3 12 (6.42%) VBScript
4 10 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.21%) SQL
6 2 (1.07%) VB
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) Perl
7 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (21.93%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.44%) Degree
3 25 (13.37%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.02%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (8.02%) DV Cleared
5 13 (6.95%) CCNA
6 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.81%) CCNP
8 6 (3.21%) HNC
8 6 (3.21%) MCP
8 6 (3.21%) MCSE
9 5 (2.67%) CCIE
10 4 (2.14%) RHCE
11 3 (1.60%) CCA
11 3 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.07%) CCENT
12 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.07%) NCDA
13 1 (0.53%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.07%) JSP 440
1 2 (1.07%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.53%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (19.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.09%) ISA Server
3 6 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.21%) XenApp
4 5 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.14%) KVM
6 3 (1.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 9 (4.81%) WSUS
3 8 (4.28%) Amdocs OSS
4 7 (3.74%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (2.67%) Puppet
6 4 (2.14%) Nagios
7 3 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.60%) SCCM
8 2 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.53%) OpenView
Vendors
1 43 (22.99%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.65%) Oracle
3 25 (13.37%) HP
4 22 (11.76%) Huawei
5 18 (9.63%) Cisco
6 17 (9.09%) Citrix
6 17 (9.09%) Fujitsu
7 15 (8.02%) Ericsson
8 14 (7.49%) EMC
9 13 (6.95%) Remedy
10 10 (5.35%) Nokia Networks
10 10 (5.35%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.81%) Tellabs
12 8 (4.28%) Cramer
12 8 (4.28%) Nortel
12 8 (4.28%) VMware
13 7 (3.74%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.74%) Nokia
14 6 (3.21%) Siemens
14 6 (3.21%) Veeam
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