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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.79% 2.66% 4.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.89% 30.43% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Average daily rate
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£231 £281 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £452 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
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
72 92 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.18% 8.73% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 29
Average daily rate £355 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 27 (55.10%) ITIL
2 26 (53.06%) Windows
3 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
4 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
4 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
5 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (32.65%) MCSE
5 16 (32.65%) MCP
5 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
6 15 (30.61%) DV Cleared
7 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 14 (28.57%) HP
7 14 (28.57%) Symantec
8 13 (26.53%) Configuration Management
8 13 (26.53%) MS Visio
9 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.29%) Finance
10 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 5 (10.20%) LTE
11 5 (10.20%) SCCM
11 5 (10.20%) Degree
11 5 (10.20%) 4G
12 4 (8.16%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
12 4 (8.16%) MS Office
12 4 (8.16%) DNS
12 4 (8.16%) Cisco
12 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
12 4 (8.16%) 2G

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Visio
2 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.16%) MS Office
4 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) LTE
1 5 (10.20%) 4G
2 4 (8.16%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (8.16%) DNS
2 4 (8.16%) 2G
3 3 (6.12%) 3G
3 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) VPN
4 2 (4.08%) GSM
4 2 (4.08%) VoIP
4 2 (4.08%) WAN
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) Wireless
4 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) FDDI
5 1 (2.04%) SSH
5 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) UTRAN
5 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) InstallShield
General
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (32.65%) Support Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.16%) Incident Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Deskside Support
7 2 (4.08%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Administrator
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) Economics
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) PDA
3 1 (2.04%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.04%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.04%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.12%) UNIX
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) ITIL
2 13 (26.53%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.12%) ITSM
4 3 (6.12%) Project Management
4 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.08%) Time Management
5 2 (4.08%) CRM
5 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.08%) Service Management
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
5 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.04%) BPR
6 1 (2.04%) Data Management
6 1 (2.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) eTOM
6 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (32.65%) MCSE
1 16 (32.65%) MCP
1 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.61%) DV Cleared
3 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) Degree
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.12%) CCNA
7 2 (4.08%) MCSD
8 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.04%) CCNP
8 1 (2.04%) HNC
8 1 (2.04%) CCENT
8 1 (2.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) P3O
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (4.08%) Netcool
3 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) HP
2 14 (28.57%) Symantec
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco
3 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
4 3 (6.12%) Remedy
4 3 (6.12%) Nokia
4 3 (6.12%) SAP
4 3 (6.12%) Huawei
5 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.08%) Juniper
5 2 (4.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Sophos
6 1 (2.04%) Altiris
6 1 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.04%) Cognizant
6 1 (2.04%) Veritas
6 1 (2.04%) Lotus
6 1 (2.04%) Informatica
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