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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.19% 3.71% 5.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.99% 47.06% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £284 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £330 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -7.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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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
71 68 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.07% 7.88% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 47
Average daily rate £475 £425 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £261 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -7.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
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 28 August 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 32 (60.38%) ITIL
2 21 (39.62%) Telecoms
3 18 (33.96%) Windows
4 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
4 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
4 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
5 15 (28.30%) MCSE
5 15 (28.30%) MCP
5 15 (28.30%) MS Visio
5 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (28.30%) Service Management
6 14 (26.42%) Symantec
6 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
6 14 (26.42%) HP
6 14 (26.42%) DV Cleared
6 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.75%) Incident Management
8 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
9 8 (15.09%) Front Office
9 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
10 6 (11.32%) Degree
11 4 (7.55%) 4G
11 4 (7.55%) Billing
11 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
11 4 (7.55%) 3G
11 4 (7.55%) Linux
11 4 (7.55%) CRM
11 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (5.66%) Radio Access Network
12 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.89%) assyst
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) 3G
1 4 (7.55%) 4G
2 3 (5.66%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (5.66%) LTE
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) 2G
4 1 (1.89%) WiMAX
4 1 (1.89%) FCAPS
4 1 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.89%) RNC
4 1 (1.89%) GGSN
4 1 (1.89%) SGSN
4 1 (1.89%) Network Security
4 1 (1.89%) MPLS
4 1 (1.89%) OSPF
4 1 (1.89%) BGP
4 1 (1.89%) SS7
4 1 (1.89%) VRRP
4 1 (1.89%) GSM
4 1 (1.89%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
General
1 21 (39.62%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.09%) Front Office
3 4 (7.55%) Billing
4 3 (5.66%) Finance
5 2 (3.77%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (26.42%) Support Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) Incident Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Report Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.77%) Programme Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) SLA Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Fault Management Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Security Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) CMDB
3 1 (1.89%) DTV
3 1 (1.89%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) Economics
3 1 (1.89%) PKI
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) ITIL
2 15 (28.30%) Service Management
3 14 (26.42%) Configuration Management
4 11 (20.75%) Incident Management
5 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.55%) CRM
7 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.66%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) Change Management
7 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.66%) ITSM
8 2 (3.77%) Validation
9 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.89%) Information Security
9 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.89%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.89%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) MCP
1 15 (28.30%) MCSE
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (26.42%) DV Cleared
2 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
3 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CCENT
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CCNA
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) HP
2 14 (26.42%) Symantec
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Remedy
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.77%) Huawei
5 1 (1.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.89%) Sophos
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Nortel
5 1 (1.89%) Juniper
5 1 (1.89%) BMC
5 1 (1.89%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.89%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.89%) Nokia
5 1 (1.89%) Peregrine
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago