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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 40 69 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.70% 6.75% 5.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.28% 55.65% 53.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £308
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.03 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
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
78 124 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.17% 12.13% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 31
Average daily rate £413 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.83% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £194 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 £12.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.91% -38.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.00%) MS Excel
3 23 (30.67%) Windows
4 22 (29.33%) Workflow
4 22 (29.33%) Security Cleared
5 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
6 13 (17.33%) MS Office
6 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (17.33%) Degree
7 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
7 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
7 12 (16.00%) ITIL
7 12 (16.00%) SQL
8 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
8 11 (14.67%) Finance
8 11 (14.67%) DV Cleared
9 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 10 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 10 (13.33%) IDOL
9 10 (13.33%) Meridio
9 10 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (13.33%) Web Development
9 10 (13.33%) .NET Framework
9 10 (13.33%) .NET
9 10 (13.33%) C#
9 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 10 (13.33%) Web Services
9 10 (13.33%) XML

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.33%) MS Office
3 5 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.33%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.33%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) LDAP
2 6 (8.00%) 3G
2 6 (8.00%) RANAP
2 6 (8.00%) GGSN
2 6 (8.00%) SGSN
2 6 (8.00%) LTE
2 6 (8.00%) 4G
3 4 (5.33%) SAN
3 4 (5.33%) Wireless
4 2 (2.67%) Firewall
5 1 (1.33%) IPsec
5 1 (1.33%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.33%) NAS
5 1 (1.33%) xDSL
5 1 (1.33%) 802.11
5 1 (1.33%) MPLS
5 1 (1.33%) OSPF
5 1 (1.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (13.33%) IDOL
3 7 (9.33%) OLAP
3 7 (9.33%) DTS
4 5 (6.67%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.00%) EDRMS
5 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (14.67%) Developer
2 10 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Architect
4 8 (10.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 8 (10.67%) Team Leader
5 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Support
6 5 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Incident Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Customer Services Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) .NET
1 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 10 (13.33%) Web Services
1 10 (13.33%) XML
1 10 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 7 (9.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.00%) GIS
3 4 (5.33%) Clustering
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.33%) Tandem
4 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.67%) UNIX
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Workflow
2 12 (16.00%) ITIL
3 10 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 10 (13.33%) Web Development
4 9 (12.00%) Data Management
4 9 (12.00%) Document Management
5 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.00%) Network Architecture
6 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.67%) Migration
7 4 (5.33%) Logistics
7 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (5.33%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (5.33%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.00%) ITSM
8 3 (4.00%) CRM
9 2 (2.67%) Change Management
9 2 (2.67%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.67%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.00%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) C#
3 8 (10.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.67%) C
4 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) Perl
5 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (29.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.33%) Degree
3 12 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (14.67%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.67%) MCP
6 5 (6.67%) MCSE
7 4 (5.33%) CCNA
7 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.00%) CCENT
8 3 (4.00%) MCTS
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.33%) NLBS
Vendors
1 32 (42.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) Meridio
3 8 (10.67%) Ericsson
3 8 (10.67%) Juniper
3 8 (10.67%) Cisco
4 7 (9.33%) Huawei
5 6 (8.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (6.67%) HP
6 5 (6.67%) Symantec
7 2 (2.67%) Remedy
7 2 (2.67%) Nortel
7 2 (2.67%) BMC
7 2 (2.67%) Oracle
7 2 (2.67%) Nokia
8 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.33%) NetApp
8 1 (1.33%) F5
8 1 (1.33%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.33%) SAP
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Rate: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago