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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 15 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 6.88% 2.73% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 78.57% 37.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£75 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-82.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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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
14 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 8.75% 7.27% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate £75 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-81.25% +37.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (36.84%) 3G
1 7 (36.84%) 4G
2 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Solaris
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) GPRS
2 5 (26.32%) GSM
2 5 (26.32%) SMS
2 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (15.79%) LTE
4 3 (15.79%) 2G
5 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) ITSM
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
6 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.26%) PMBOK
6 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) 3G
1 7 (36.84%) 4G
2 5 (26.32%) GPRS
2 5 (26.32%) GSM
2 5 (26.32%) SMS
3 3 (15.79%) 2G
3 3 (15.79%) LTE
4 1 (5.26%) RNC
4 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (5.26%) VoLTE
4 1 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (5.26%) UMTS
4 1 (5.26%) ISUP
4 1 (5.26%) INAP
4 1 (5.26%) HSDPA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Tester
1 5 (26.32%) Technical Tester
2 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Build Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
1 5 (26.32%) Solaris
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
4 1 (5.26%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) Test Management
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP