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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 63 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing SLA 66 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.51% 2.55% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.56% 38.37% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 19
Average daily rate
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£230 £352 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.65% +40.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Average hourly rate - £77.50 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +582.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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
216 172 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.21% 6.65% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 77 67
Average daily rate £375 £308 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -20.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £221 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 19
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +23 31 £155 -41.03% 6
Newbury +6 10 £363 -38.29% 4
Slough -4 9 £255 -29.65% 3
Bracknell -3 4 £263 -25.42% 2
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 57 (39.31%) Telecoms
2 52 (35.86%) ITIL
3 42 (28.97%) Active Directory
4 40 (27.59%) Windows
5 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
6 32 (22.07%) MS Excel
6 32 (22.07%) Security Cleared
7 30 (20.69%) LTE
7 30 (20.69%) 4G
8 27 (18.62%) 3G
9 24 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (15.86%) Windows 7
11 22 (15.17%) Degree
12 21 (14.48%) HP
12 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (13.79%) DV Cleared
14 18 (12.41%) SC Cleared
14 18 (12.41%) Remedy
14 18 (12.41%) MS Office
14 18 (12.41%) Cisco
15 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (11.72%) Ericsson
16 16 (11.03%) CCNA
16 16 (11.03%) Change Management
16 16 (11.03%) 2G
17 15 (10.34%) Incident Management
17 15 (10.34%) MCSE
17 15 (10.34%) SQL
17 15 (10.34%) Problem Management
18 14 (9.66%) Configuration Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.07%) IIS
2 3 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.38%) Lync
3 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (22.07%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.41%) MS Office
3 11 (7.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.69%) LTE
1 30 (20.69%) 4G
2 27 (18.62%) 3G
3 16 (11.03%) 2G
4 12 (8.28%) Internet
4 12 (8.28%) SMS
5 11 (7.59%) WAN
5 11 (7.59%) VPN
5 11 (7.59%) Firewall
6 10 (6.90%) Wireless
6 10 (6.90%) Radio Access Network
7 9 (6.21%) DNS
7 9 (6.21%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.52%) Broadband
8 8 (5.52%) GSM
8 8 (5.52%) LAN
9 7 (4.83%) SAN
10 6 (4.14%) FTP
10 6 (4.14%) UMTS
11 5 (3.45%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (4.14%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.07%) IDOL
4 2 (1.38%) OLAP
4 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (39.31%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.21%) Finance
3 6 (4.14%) Back Office
3 6 (4.14%) Billing
4 4 (2.76%) Marketing
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (12.41%) Analyst
2 16 (11.03%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (6.21%) Incident Manager
5 8 (5.52%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 8 (5.52%) Team Leader
5 8 (5.52%) Administrator
6 7 (4.83%) Design Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) Data Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Support Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Architect
6 7 (4.83%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Billing Analyst
7 6 (4.14%) Technical Support
7 6 (4.14%) Field Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Technical Support Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) WAP
2 2 (1.38%) .NET
2 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.38%) Web Services
2 2 (1.38%) XML
2 2 (1.38%) LAMP
2 2 (1.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.55%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.83%) Clustering
4 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.76%) GIS
7 3 (2.07%) Statistics
8 2 (1.38%) PKI
8 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.69%) iPhone
9 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.69%) Tandem
9 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.69%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.69%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.59%) Windows
2 23 (15.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.59%) UNIX
3 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.52%) Linux
5 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.07%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.69%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.86%) ITIL
2 16 (11.03%) Change Management
3 15 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 15 (10.34%) Problem Management
4 14 (9.66%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.97%) Service Delivery
6 12 (8.28%) Workflow
7 10 (6.90%) Fault Management
8 9 (6.21%) Network Management
8 9 (6.21%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.52%) Release Management
9 8 (5.52%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.52%) Network Architecture
10 6 (4.14%) Change Control
11 5 (3.45%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.45%) Performance Management
11 5 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.45%) Validation
11 5 (3.45%) Project Management
12 4 (2.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.34%) SQL
2 6 (4.14%) VBA
3 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.38%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) C++
5 1 (0.69%) Java
5 1 (0.69%) Perl
5 1 (0.69%) VBScript
5 1 (0.69%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) C
5 1 (0.69%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (22.07%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.17%) Degree
3 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (13.79%) DV Cleared
5 18 (12.41%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (11.03%) CCNA
8 15 (10.34%) MCSE
9 12 (8.28%) MCP
10 9 (6.21%) CCNP
11 6 (4.14%) MCTS
11 6 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (3.45%) CCSA
12 5 (3.45%) CCSE
12 5 (3.45%) CCSP
13 4 (2.76%) CCENT
14 3 (2.07%) RHCSA
14 3 (2.07%) HNC
15 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
15 1 (0.69%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.07%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) P3O
System Software
1 42 (28.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.69%) NLBS
3 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) Netcool
2 5 (3.45%) OpenView
3 4 (2.76%) Nagios
3 4 (2.76%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.07%) SCCM
4 3 (2.07%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.38%) SCOM
6 1 (0.69%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.69%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.69%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.48%) HP
3 18 (12.41%) Cisco
3 18 (12.41%) Remedy
4 17 (11.72%) Ericsson
5 12 (8.28%) Citrix
6 11 (7.59%) Nortel
6 11 (7.59%) Huawei
6 11 (7.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 11 (7.59%) Symantec
7 8 (5.52%) F5
8 7 (4.83%) Juniper
9 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.45%) Crossbeam
9 5 (3.45%) Radware
10 4 (2.76%) VMware
10 4 (2.76%) Altiris
10 4 (2.76%) Nokia
10 4 (2.76%) BMC
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