The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Reading region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 42 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.41% 4.31% 6.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.57% 43.75% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £244 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £90 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £343 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.07 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
56 96 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.36% 9.86% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 25
Average daily rate £425 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £241 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £507 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.07 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £23.50 £14.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.77 £23.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
SLA
Berkshire

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 21 (36.21%) Workflow
2 20 (34.48%) Windows
3 19 (32.76%) MS Excel
3 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
5 15 (25.86%) SQL
6 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
6 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (18.97%) Finance
7 11 (18.97%) MS Office
7 11 (18.97%) Degree
8 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
8 10 (17.24%) LDAP
8 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
8 10 (17.24%) .NET
8 10 (17.24%) C#
8 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
8 10 (17.24%) Web Services
8 10 (17.24%) XML
8 10 (17.24%) Meridio
8 10 (17.24%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (17.24%) Web Development
8 10 (17.24%) .NET Framework
8 10 (17.24%) IDOL
9 9 (15.52%) Document Management
9 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
10 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
10 8 (13.79%) Data Management
10 8 (13.79%) GIS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
1 10 (17.24%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (32.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.97%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.72%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) LDAP
2 7 (12.07%) SAN
3 4 (6.90%) Wireless
3 4 (6.90%) 3G
3 4 (6.90%) DNS
3 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.90%) 4G
3 4 (6.90%) RANAP
3 4 (6.90%) GGSN
3 4 (6.90%) SGSN
3 4 (6.90%) LTE
4 3 (5.17%) NAS
4 3 (5.17%) DHCP
4 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) BGP
5 2 (3.45%) MPLS
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.72%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.72%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (17.24%) IDOL
3 7 (12.07%) OLAP
3 7 (12.07%) DTS
4 5 (8.62%) Data Mining
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.17%) EDRMS
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Service Manager
5 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.90%) Server Support
6 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
1 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
1 10 (17.24%) Web Services
1 10 (17.24%) XML
1 10 (17.24%) .NET Framework
2 7 (12.07%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
1 8 (13.79%) GIS
2 7 (12.07%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Workflow
2 10 (17.24%) Web Development
3 9 (15.52%) Document Management
4 8 (13.79%) Data Management
4 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.07%) ITIL
6 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.62%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.90%) Logistics
7 4 (6.90%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.90%) Migration
7 4 (6.90%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (6.90%) Network Architecture
7 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.17%) CRM
8 3 (5.17%) Service Management
8 3 (5.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) C#
3 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.45%) C
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) Degree
3 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) MCSE
5 3 (5.17%) MCTS
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.45%) CCNA
7 1 (1.72%) CCIE
7 1 (1.72%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) NLBS
3 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.24%) Meridio
3 7 (12.07%) Cisco
4 6 (10.34%) Ericsson
4 6 (10.34%) Juniper
5 5 (8.62%) Huawei
6 4 (6.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (3.45%) Remedy
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle
7 2 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (3.45%) Nokia
7 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.45%) BMC
7 2 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (3.45%) Nortel
7 2 (3.45%) F5
8 1 (1.72%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.72%) Citrix
8 1 (1.72%) Avaya
8 1 (1.72%) NetApp
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