The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury 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 10 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 18 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 9.57% 2.52% 3.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 28.57% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £588 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.74% +23.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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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 Newbury region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 12.77% 8.81% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate £319 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.91% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £266 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £441 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
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 Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Newbury region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Newbury region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 21 (91.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (39.13%) 2G
2 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
2 9 (39.13%) 4G
2 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) 3G
3 8 (34.78%) Ericsson
4 7 (30.43%) VPN
4 7 (30.43%) WAN
4 7 (30.43%) LTE
4 7 (30.43%) Internet
5 5 (21.74%) Remedy
5 5 (21.74%) Degree
5 5 (21.74%) MS Office
6 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 4 (17.39%) HND
6 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 4 (17.39%) FTP
6 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) GSM
6 4 (17.39%) LAN
6 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
6 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 4 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (17.39%) Fault Management
7 3 (13.04%) LLU
7 3 (13.04%) MPLS
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) PSTN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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.

Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) 2G
1 9 (39.13%) 4G
1 9 (39.13%) 3G
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
2 7 (30.43%) LTE
2 7 (30.43%) Internet
3 4 (17.39%) FTP
3 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) GSM
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) LLU
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 3 (13.04%) PSTN
4 3 (13.04%) UMTS
4 3 (13.04%) ISDN
4 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
4 3 (13.04%) ADSL
4 3 (13.04%) Broadband
5 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
General
1 21 (91.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Front Office
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Project Coordinator
2 3 (13.04%) Coordinator
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Project Controller
3 1 (4.35%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) RAN Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
2 4 (17.39%) Fault Management
3 3 (13.04%) PRINCE
4 2 (8.70%) Logistics
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Validation
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) HND
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Ericsson
2 5 (21.74%) Remedy
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Actix
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Nortel
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle