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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 39 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.13% 2.37% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.52% 30.26% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 8
Median daily rate £245 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.55
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -4.71%
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
69 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.08% 7.84% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 38
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £558 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £403 £385
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Median hourly rate £24.28 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% +26.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +28.51%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 39 (43.33%) ITIL
2 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
3 29 (32.22%) Telecoms
4 28 (31.11%) MS Excel
5 27 (30.00%) Windows
6 24 (26.67%) Service Management
6 24 (26.67%) Incident Management
7 22 (24.44%) Windows Server
8 20 (22.22%) MS Office
8 20 (22.22%) Degree
9 18 (20.00%) Ticket Management
10 15 (16.67%) Office 365
10 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 15 (16.67%) HP
10 15 (16.67%) Front Office
11 13 (14.44%) Huawei
12 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
13 11 (12.22%) Internet
13 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
13 11 (12.22%) Problem Management
13 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
13 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
14 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
14 10 (11.11%) Memory Management
14 10 (11.11%) DV Cleared
14 10 (11.11%) VBScript
14 10 (11.11%) C#
14 10 (11.11%) C++
14 10 (11.11%) VB.NET
14 10 (11.11%) .NET

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 11 (12.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.33%) Documentum
4 2 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.11%) CMS
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (31.11%) MS Excel
2 20 (22.22%) MS Office
3 9 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) Maya
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (3.33%) PaaS
2 3 (3.33%) SaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.22%) Internet
2 7 (7.78%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (6.67%) DNS
3 6 (6.67%) Firewall
3 6 (6.67%) Network Security
4 5 (5.56%) DHCP
4 5 (5.56%) IPsec
4 5 (5.56%) MPLS
4 5 (5.56%) VLAN
4 5 (5.56%) VPN
4 5 (5.56%) WAN
5 3 (3.33%) DWDM
5 3 (3.33%) LAN
6 2 (2.22%) 3G
6 2 (2.22%) 4G
6 2 (2.22%) Broadband
6 2 (2.22%) Value-Added Service
7 1 (1.11%) LTE
7 1 (1.11%) Skype
7 1 (1.11%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.11%) EDRMS
1 1 (1.11%) Power BI
1 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (32.22%) Telecoms
2 15 (16.67%) Front Office
3 9 (10.00%) French Language
3 9 (10.00%) German Language
3 9 (10.00%) Italian Language
3 9 (10.00%) Spanish Language
4 5 (5.56%) Billing
4 5 (5.56%) Finance
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 26 (28.89%) Support Engineer
2 21 (23.33%) Incident Manager
3 12 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (12.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Developer
6 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.44%) ITIL Incident Manager
7 4 (4.44%) ITIL Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Incident Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.89%) MAPI
3 8 (8.89%) Node.js
3 8 (8.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.78%) Driving Licence
3 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.33%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) Handset
6 1 (1.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Windows
2 22 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.00%) Linux
5 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.33%) Unix
6 3 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.11%) AIX
7 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.33%) ITIL
2 24 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 24 (26.67%) Service Management
3 18 (20.00%) Ticket Management
4 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 11 (12.22%) Problem Management
6 10 (11.11%) Memory Management
7 8 (8.89%) CRM
8 5 (5.56%) Data Privacy
9 4 (4.44%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 4 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.44%) ITIL V3
9 4 (4.44%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (4.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (4.44%) SIEM
9 4 (4.44%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (3.33%) Network Management
10 3 (3.33%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.33%) Server Patching
11 2 (2.22%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.11%) C#
2 10 (11.11%) C++
2 10 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 10 (11.11%) VBScript
3 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Degree
2 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.78%) CCNA
4 7 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.67%) MCP
5 6 (6.67%) MCSE
6 4 (4.44%) CCIE
6 4 (4.44%) CCNP
7 3 (3.33%) CCA
7 3 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.22%) CCENT
9 1 (1.11%) CIPD
9 1 (1.11%) HND
9 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.11%) RHCE
9 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) XenApp
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.11%) KVM
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) WSUS
2 3 (3.33%) SCCM
3 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.11%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.67%) HP
3 13 (14.44%) Huawei
4 7 (7.78%) Citrix
5 5 (5.56%) Cisco
6 4 (4.44%) EMC
6 4 (4.44%) Ericsson
7 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.33%) VMware
8 2 (2.22%) Altiris
8 2 (2.22%) Oracle
8 2 (2.22%) Veritas
9 1 (1.11%) Nokia
9 1 (1.11%) Nokia Networks
9 1 (1.11%) Remedy
9 1 (1.11%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £220 per day
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