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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 32 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.71% 3.36% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 38.82% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Average daily rate
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£235 £294 £88
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +235.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £266 £74
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £340 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +13.33%
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
66 85 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.66% 8.66% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 23
Average daily rate £355 £328 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £236 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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
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 2 June 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 31 (59.62%) ITIL
2 27 (51.92%) Windows
3 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
5 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
6 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
7 18 (34.62%) MCSE
7 18 (34.62%) MCP
7 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (34.62%) DV Cleared
8 17 (32.69%) Symantec
8 17 (32.69%) MS Visio
9 16 (30.77%) Configuration Management
9 16 (30.77%) HP
9 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
10 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
11 7 (13.46%) Degree
11 7 (13.46%) Finance
11 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
12 6 (11.54%) Service Management
13 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
13 4 (7.69%) ITSM
13 4 (7.69%) Front Office
13 4 (7.69%) MS Office
13 4 (7.69%) SCCM
13 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
14 3 (5.77%) LTE
14 3 (5.77%) 4G

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (1.92%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) MS Visio
2 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.69%) MS Office
4 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (5.77%) LTE
1 3 (5.77%) 4G
1 3 (5.77%) VPN
1 3 (5.77%) 3G
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) 2G
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) HSRP
3 1 (1.92%) Junos
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) GSM
3 1 (1.92%) UMTS
3 1 (1.92%) DHCP
3 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.92%) IKE
3 1 (1.92%) SNMP
3 1 (1.92%) BGP
3 1 (1.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
General
1 13 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Front Office
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (34.62%) Support Engineer
3 16 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Incident Manager
5 7 (13.46%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Deskside Support
8 2 (3.85%) Transformation Programme Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Support Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Data Migration Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Security Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Help Desk Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.92%) Economics
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.92%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.85%) UNIX
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) ITIL
2 16 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 7 (13.46%) Incident Management
4 6 (11.54%) Service Management
5 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) ITSM
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) Change Management
7 2 (3.85%) Validation
7 2 (3.85%) CRM
8 1 (1.92%) Malware Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) Analytics
8 1 (1.92%) Master Data Management
8 1 (1.92%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.92%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.92%) SIEM
8 1 (1.92%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (1.92%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (34.62%) MCSE
2 18 (34.62%) MCP
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (34.62%) DV Cleared
3 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) Degree
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 2 (3.85%) MCSD
7 1 (1.92%) CCENT
7 1 (1.92%) CCNP
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.69%) Symantec
3 16 (30.77%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) Huawei
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) Remedy
5 2 (3.85%) Juniper
5 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.85%) Nokia
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Nortel
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Lotus
6 1 (1.92%) Informatica
6 1 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.92%) BMC
6 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
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