The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 35 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 29 63 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.30% 6.30% 5.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.03% 51.64% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.55 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% +25.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £15.50 £15.40
% change year-on-year
+6.77% +0.64%
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Berkshire

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 Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
63 122 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.18% 12.20% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 25
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.55 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -7.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 22 (35.48%) Workflow
2 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
3 18 (29.03%) Windows
4 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
5 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
5 13 (20.97%) MS Office
5 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (19.35%) SQL
7 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
7 11 (17.74%) Degree
7 11 (17.74%) Finance
8 10 (16.13%) Web Development
8 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
8 10 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
8 10 (16.13%) IDOL
8 10 (16.13%) Meridio
8 10 (16.13%) .NET
8 10 (16.13%) C#
8 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
8 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
8 10 (16.13%) Web Services
8 10 (16.13%) XML
8 10 (16.13%) Computer Science
9 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
9 9 (14.52%) Cisco
9 9 (14.52%) Document Management
9 9 (14.52%) Data Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.97%) MS Office
3 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.61%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.61%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) LDAP
2 6 (9.68%) RANAP
2 6 (9.68%) 3G
2 6 (9.68%) GGSN
2 6 (9.68%) SGSN
2 6 (9.68%) LTE
2 6 (9.68%) 4G
3 4 (6.45%) Wireless
3 4 (6.45%) SAN
4 3 (4.84%) Firewall
5 2 (3.23%) DNS
5 2 (3.23%) MPLS
5 2 (3.23%) BGP
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.61%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.61%) FWSM
6 1 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (16.13%) IDOL
3 7 (11.29%) DTS
3 7 (11.29%) OLAP
4 5 (8.06%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.84%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) SharePoint Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Service Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.23%) Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Customer Services Manager
8 1 (1.61%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
1 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
1 10 (16.13%) Web Services
1 10 (16.13%) XML
2 7 (11.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.52%) GIS
3 4 (6.45%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.61%) Tandem
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Windows
2 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Workflow
2 10 (16.13%) Web Development
3 9 (14.52%) Document Management
3 9 (14.52%) Data Management
4 8 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 8 (12.90%) ITIL
5 6 (9.68%) Network Architecture
6 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.06%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Logistics
7 4 (6.45%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.84%) CRM
8 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.84%) ITSM
9 2 (3.23%) Change Management
9 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 10 (16.13%) C#
3 8 (12.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.23%) C
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.61%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.74%) Degree
3 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.84%) CCNA
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.84%) MCTS
7 2 (3.23%) CCNP
7 2 (3.23%) MCSE
7 2 (3.23%) MCP
8 1 (1.61%) CCENT
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.61%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.61%) NLBS
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) Meridio
3 9 (14.52%) Cisco
4 8 (12.90%) Juniper
4 8 (12.90%) Ericsson
5 7 (11.29%) Huawei
6 6 (9.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) Nortel
7 2 (3.23%) Symantec
7 2 (3.23%) Remedy
7 2 (3.23%) Nokia
7 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.23%) BMC
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle
7 2 (3.23%) F5
8 1 (1.61%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.61%) SAP
8 1 (1.61%) NetApp
8 1 (1.61%) Citrix
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