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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 52 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.14% 2.60% 4.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.30% 45.61% 53.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £470 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £281
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £127.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.35% +722.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £12.43
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.68%
SLA
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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 Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
66 57 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.07% 5.71% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 19
Average daily rate £355 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £127.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.35% +672.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 35 (57.38%) Windows
3 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
4 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
5 24 (39.34%) ITIL
6 21 (34.43%) DV Cleared
7 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
7 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (27.87%) HP
9 16 (26.23%) MCSE
10 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
11 14 (22.95%) MCP
12 13 (21.31%) Configuration Management
12 13 (21.31%) Symantec
13 12 (19.67%) MS Visio
14 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
15 7 (11.48%) MS Office
16 6 (9.84%) CCNA
16 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (9.84%) Ericsson
16 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (9.84%) LTE
17 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (8.20%) SCCM
17 5 (8.20%) Degree
17 5 (8.20%) 2G
17 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
17 5 (8.20%) 4G
17 5 (8.20%) Red Hat

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (19.67%) MS Visio
3 7 (11.48%) MS Office
4 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) LTE
2 5 (8.20%) 2G
2 5 (8.20%) 4G
2 5 (8.20%) DNS
3 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.56%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (4.92%) Wireless
4 3 (4.92%) VPN
4 3 (4.92%) DHCP
4 3 (4.92%) GSM
4 3 (4.92%) VoIP
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) FTP
5 2 (3.28%) SAN
5 2 (3.28%) 3G
5 2 (3.28%) SSH
6 1 (1.64%) RNC
6 1 (1.64%) VLAN
6 1 (1.64%) NGN
6 1 (1.64%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.28%) EDRMS
2 2 (3.28%) IDOL
3 1 (1.64%) OLAP
3 1 (1.64%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Support Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (18.03%) Team Leader
3 11 (18.03%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Field Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Hardware Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Linux Support
8 4 (6.56%) Linux Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Windows Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Incident Manager
10 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Deskside Support
10 2 (3.28%) Technical Support Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
1 1 (1.64%) XML
1 1 (1.64%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.28%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) PDA
3 1 (1.64%) Statistics
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.64%) iPhone
3 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.64%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 35 (57.38%) Windows
2 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
3 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.20%) UNIX
4 5 (8.20%) Linux
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.64%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) ITIL
2 13 (21.31%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Management
4 3 (4.92%) Workflow
5 2 (3.28%) CRM
5 2 (3.28%) Change Management
5 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.28%) Time Management
6 1 (1.64%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.64%) Web Development
6 1 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.64%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.64%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.64%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (1.64%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.64%) Demand Management
6 1 (1.64%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) VBScript
2 1 (1.64%) VB
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) C#
2 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
2 21 (34.43%) DV Cleared
3 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (26.23%) MCSE
5 15 (24.59%) SC Cleared
6 14 (22.95%) MCP
7 6 (9.84%) CCNA
7 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (8.20%) Degree
9 3 (4.92%) HNC
9 3 (4.92%) RHCSA
10 2 (3.28%) MCTS
10 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.28%) CCENT
11 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.64%) MCSD
11 1 (1.64%) CCNP
11 1 (1.64%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) P3O
System Software
1 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.56%) Nagios
3 3 (4.92%) Netcool
3 3 (4.92%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.64%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.87%) HP
3 13 (21.31%) Symantec
4 6 (9.84%) Ericsson
5 5 (8.20%) Citrix
5 5 (8.20%) Remedy
5 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.56%) Nokia
6 4 (6.56%) Altiris
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 4 (6.56%) Huawei
7 3 (4.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (4.92%) VMware
7 3 (4.92%) Veritas
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle
8 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.28%) Isilon
9 1 (1.64%) Comverse
9 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.64%) Nortel
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