The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 40 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.61% 5.18% 5.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.43% 49.38% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 12
Average daily rate £281 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £75 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £369 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
92 81 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.57% 10.49% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 31
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 16 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
3 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.69%) SQL
3 12 (20.69%) .NET
3 12 (20.69%) Windows
3 12 (20.69%) Finance
4 11 (18.97%) MS Office
5 10 (17.24%) C#
5 10 (17.24%) ITIL
5 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
5 10 (17.24%) Degree
6 9 (15.52%) Incident Management
6 9 (15.52%) Games
7 8 (13.79%) Service Management
7 8 (13.79%) Problem Management
8 7 (12.07%) Workflow
8 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
8 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.07%) C++
8 7 (12.07%) LDAP
9 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
9 6 (10.34%) Migration
9 6 (10.34%) 2G
9 6 (10.34%) LTE
10 5 (8.62%) Document Management
10 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (8.62%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (8.62%) Web Development

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (8.62%) SharePoint Server
1 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (25.86%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.97%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) LDAP
2 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.34%) 2G
2 6 (10.34%) LTE
3 4 (6.90%) ATM
3 4 (6.90%) SAN
3 4 (6.90%) UMTS
3 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 4 (6.90%) GSM
3 4 (6.90%) 3G
4 3 (5.17%) NAS
4 3 (5.17%) SDH
4 3 (5.17%) SMTP
4 3 (5.17%) DHCP
4 3 (5.17%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.17%) FTP
4 3 (5.17%) HTTP
5 2 (3.45%) SSL
5 2 (3.45%) WAN
5 2 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (8.62%) IDOL
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) DTS
2 4 (6.90%) Data Mining
2 4 (6.90%) OLAP
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 12 (20.69%) Finance
3 9 (15.52%) Games
4 3 (5.17%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Billing
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Service Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Incident Manager
4 5 (8.62%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Server Support
5 4 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Transmission Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Server Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) OSS Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Customer Services Manager
7 2 (3.45%) OSS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
2 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Online Games
3 1 (1.72%) CMDB
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) ITIL
1 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
2 9 (15.52%) Incident Management
3 8 (13.79%) Service Management
3 8 (13.79%) Problem Management
4 7 (12.07%) Workflow
4 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (10.34%) Migration
6 5 (8.62%) Document Management
6 5 (8.62%) Web Development
6 5 (8.62%) Fault Management
6 5 (8.62%) ITSM
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Logistics
7 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.17%) Supplier Management
8 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) C#
3 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.07%) C++
4 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.45%) Korn
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (8.62%) HND
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.72%) PMP
5 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CCIE
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) CCNA
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Meridio
3 4 (6.90%) Remedy
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco
4 3 (5.17%) BMC
4 3 (5.17%) Ericsson
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) Nokia
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.45%) Nortel
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix
5 2 (3.45%) BT
5 2 (3.45%) Velocent
5 2 (3.45%) Cerion
5 2 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (3.45%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.72%) Huawei
6 1 (1.72%) F5
6 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint