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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 59 39
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs citing SLA 32 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.57% 2.31% 3.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.71% 33.33% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 8
Average daily rate
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£139 £262 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.94% -11.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £522 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £127.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +722.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
SLA
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
70 75 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.80% 6.92% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 21
Average daily rate £350 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £230 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £70.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +219.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 35 (48.61%) Windows
2 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 27 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 25 (34.72%) ITIL
5 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 19 (26.39%) MS Excel
6 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 16 (22.22%) HP
9 14 (19.44%) MCSE
9 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
9 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
10 13 (18.06%) Configuration Management
11 12 (16.67%) Symantec
11 12 (16.67%) MCP
12 11 (15.28%) MS Visio
12 11 (15.28%) Workflow
13 10 (13.89%) Ericsson
13 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (13.89%) MS Office
13 10 (13.89%) LTE
14 9 (12.50%) 4G
14 9 (12.50%) Degree
15 8 (11.11%) SQL
15 8 (11.11%) CCNA
15 8 (11.11%) Cisco
15 8 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
16 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (26.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.28%) MS Visio
3 10 (13.89%) MS Office
4 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) LTE
2 9 (12.50%) 4G
3 6 (8.33%) 3G
4 5 (6.94%) Wireless
4 5 (6.94%) 2G
4 5 (6.94%) SAN
4 5 (6.94%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (5.56%) RANAP
5 4 (5.56%) GGSN
5 4 (5.56%) SGSN
5 4 (5.56%) DNS
6 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.17%) VPN
6 3 (4.17%) GSM
6 3 (4.17%) VoIP
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
6 3 (4.17%) DHCP
7 2 (2.78%) LDAP
7 2 (2.78%) FTP
7 2 (2.78%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
1 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (6.94%) EDRMS
3 3 (4.17%) IDOL
4 2 (2.78%) OLAP
4 2 (2.78%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Legal
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 8 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Technical Support
5 5 (6.94%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Security Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Technical Support Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Linux Support
6 4 (5.56%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) .NET
1 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.78%) Web Services
1 2 (2.78%) XML
1 2 (2.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.39%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
2 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.56%) GIS
4 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) iPhone
5 1 (1.39%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.39%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.39%) Tandem
5 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) PDA
5 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (48.61%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.33%) UNIX
5 5 (6.94%) Linux
5 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.39%) Android
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) ITIL
2 13 (18.06%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.28%) Workflow
4 6 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.56%) Change Management
6 4 (5.56%) Data Management
6 4 (5.56%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.56%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.78%) Time Management
7 2 (2.78%) Web Development
7 2 (2.78%) Document Management
8 1 (1.39%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.39%) eTOM
8 1 (1.39%) Validation
8 1 (1.39%) Migration
8 1 (1.39%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.39%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.39%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.78%) C#
2 2 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (1.39%) Perl
3 1 (1.39%) C++
3 1 (1.39%) VBScript
3 1 (1.39%) VB
3 1 (1.39%) Python
3 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 14 (19.44%) SC Cleared
4 14 (19.44%) MCSE
5 12 (16.67%) MCP
6 9 (12.50%) Degree
7 8 (11.11%) CCNA
7 8 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (6.94%) MCTS
9 4 (5.56%) CCENT
10 3 (4.17%) RHCSA
10 3 (4.17%) HNC
11 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.39%) CCNP
12 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Nagios
1 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.17%) Netcool
2 3 (4.17%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.78%) SCCM
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.39%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.22%) HP
3 12 (16.67%) Symantec
4 10 (13.89%) Ericsson
5 8 (11.11%) Cisco
6 7 (9.72%) Huawei
6 7 (9.72%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (8.33%) Remedy
7 6 (8.33%) Juniper
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix
8 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.56%) Altiris
10 3 (4.17%) VMware
10 3 (4.17%) Nokia
10 3 (4.17%) Veritas
11 2 (2.78%) Nortel
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle
11 2 (2.78%) Meridio
11 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.78%) Isilon