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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 13 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 0 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 2.70% - 14.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% - 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Average daily rate
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£425 - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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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
6 3 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 5.41% 2.59% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 16
Average daily rate £375 £290 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +141.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £268 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £398 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (25.00%) 4G
4 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) Huawei
4 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (25.00%) Back Office
4 1 (25.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) 3G
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) 2G
1 1 (25.00%) LTE
1 1 (25.00%) 4G
1 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Support Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks