The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 35 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.47% 3.21% 3.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 41.10% 47.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 10
Median daily rate £198 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £288 £270
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
75 73 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.58% 7.80% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 29
Median daily rate £400 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.39% +6.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 3
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+21.73% +12.19%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 July 2016.

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 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for SLA.

1 47 (49.47%) ITIL
2 37 (38.95%) Incident Management
3 35 (36.84%) Windows
4 33 (34.74%) Windows Server
5 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 25 (26.32%) MS Excel
7 24 (25.26%) Telecoms
8 22 (23.16%) Ticket Management
9 21 (22.11%) Service Management
10 20 (21.05%) Linux
11 19 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 19 (20.00%) Front Office
11 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (18.95%) Windows 7
12 18 (18.95%) MS Office
13 14 (14.74%) Huawei
14 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (12.63%) Unix
14 12 (12.63%) HP
14 12 (12.63%) Remedy
15 11 (11.58%) CRM
16 10 (10.53%) Degree
17 9 (9.47%) Billing
17 9 (9.47%) Office 365
18 8 (8.42%) Internet
18 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
18 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
18 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
18 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
19 7 (7.37%) DV Cleared

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 18 (18.95%) MS Office
3 6 (6.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) PaaS
2 3 (3.16%) SaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.05%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Internet
2 6 (6.32%) DNS
2 6 (6.32%) Firewall
2 6 (6.32%) Network Security
3 5 (5.26%) DHCP
3 5 (5.26%) IPsec
3 5 (5.26%) MPLS
3 5 (5.26%) VLAN
3 5 (5.26%) VPN
3 5 (5.26%) WAN
4 3 (3.16%) Broadband
4 3 (3.16%) LAN
5 2 (2.11%) 3G
5 2 (2.11%) 4G
5 2 (2.11%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (2.11%) GPRS
5 2 (2.11%) SS7
5 2 (2.11%) UMTS
5 2 (2.11%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (2.11%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.05%) Power BI
General
1 24 (25.26%) Telecoms
2 19 (20.00%) Front Office
3 9 (9.47%) Billing
4 7 (7.37%) French Language
4 7 (7.37%) German Language
4 7 (7.37%) Italian Language
4 7 (7.37%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Finance
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.05%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 33 (34.74%) Support Engineer
2 23 (24.21%) Incident Manager
3 13 (13.68%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Windows Support Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Linux Support
5 10 (10.53%) Linux Support Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) Junior
7 8 (8.42%) Junior Linux Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.26%) ICT Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Junior Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Incident Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) .NET
1 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.32%) Node.js
3 5 (5.26%) MAPI
3 5 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.05%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) Clustering
4 1 (1.05%) Handset
4 1 (1.05%) PKI
4 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Windows Server
3 20 (21.05%) Linux
4 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (18.95%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.63%) Unix
6 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.11%) Solaris
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.05%) AIX
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) ITIL
2 37 (38.95%) Incident Management
3 22 (23.16%) Ticket Management
4 21 (22.11%) Service Management
5 11 (11.58%) CRM
6 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
7 7 (7.37%) Memory Management
7 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.26%) Data Privacy
9 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.21%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (4.21%) SIEM
9 4 (4.21%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (3.16%) Server Patching
11 2 (2.11%) High Availability
11 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.11%) Matrix Organization
11 2 (2.11%) Presales
11 2 (2.11%) Process Improvement
11 2 (2.11%) Revenue Recognition
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.37%) C#
2 7 (7.37%) C++
2 7 (7.37%) VB.NET
2 7 (7.37%) VBScript
3 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.11%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Degree
2 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.37%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.32%) MCP
4 6 (6.32%) MCSE
5 5 (5.26%) CCNA
5 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.21%) CCIE
6 4 (4.21%) CCNP
7 3 (3.16%) CCA
7 3 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.05%) CIPD
8 1 (1.05%) HND
8 1 (1.05%) RHCE
8 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 19 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) XenApp
3 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) KVM
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) WSUS
2 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.05%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.74%) Huawei
3 12 (12.63%) HP
3 12 (12.63%) Remedy
4 7 (7.37%) Citrix
5 4 (4.21%) Cisco
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.16%) VMware
7 2 (2.11%) Altiris
7 2 (2.11%) Nokia
7 2 (2.11%) Sybase
7 2 (2.11%) Veritas
8 1 (1.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.05%) BT
8 1 (1.05%) EMC
8 1 (1.05%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.05%) Nokia Networks
8 1 (1.05%) SAP
8 1 (1.05%) Virgin Media
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