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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.33% 2.83% 4.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.22% 38.36% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 6
Average daily rate
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£170 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £541 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £127.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +672.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
51 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.93% 7.38% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 20
Average daily rate £350 £413 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +35.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £264 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £554 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £70.25 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +124.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
3 33 (52.38%) Windows
4 26 (41.27%) ITIL
5 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
5 25 (39.68%) Windows 7
6 20 (31.75%) DV Cleared
6 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
7 17 (26.98%) HP
7 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (23.81%) MCSE
8 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 14 (22.22%) Configuration Management
10 13 (20.63%) Symantec
10 13 (20.63%) MCP
11 12 (19.05%) MS Visio
12 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
13 10 (15.87%) MS Office
14 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (11.11%) CCNA
14 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (11.11%) LTE
15 6 (9.52%) 4G
15 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
15 6 (9.52%) Ericsson
15 6 (9.52%) SQL
15 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
15 6 (9.52%) Remedy
16 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
16 5 (7.94%) 2G

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (19.05%) MS Visio
3 10 (15.87%) MS Office
4 5 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP APO
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) LTE
2 6 (9.52%) 4G
3 5 (7.94%) 2G
4 4 (6.35%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (6.35%) DNS
5 3 (4.76%) Wireless
5 3 (4.76%) 3G
5 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.76%) VoIP
5 3 (4.76%) DHCP
5 3 (4.76%) GSM
6 2 (3.17%) SSH
6 2 (3.17%) FTP
6 2 (3.17%) WAN
6 2 (3.17%) VPN
6 2 (3.17%) SAN
6 2 (3.17%) LDAP
7 1 (1.59%) FDDI
7 1 (1.59%) UTRAN
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) IDOL
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) DTS
3 2 (3.17%) OLAP
3 2 (3.17%) EDRMS
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (17.46%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 8 (12.70%) Team Leader
4 8 (12.70%) Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Field Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Incident Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Linux Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Linux Support
8 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
1 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
1 2 (3.17%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.17%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.59%) Tandem
3 1 (1.59%) Statistics
3 1 (1.59%) PKI
3 1 (1.59%) PDA
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) iPhone
3 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 33 (52.38%) Windows
2 25 (39.68%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.94%) UNIX
4 5 (7.94%) Linux
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) ITIL
2 14 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.35%) Workflow
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.17%) Time Management
7 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.17%) Web Development
7 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.17%) Document Management
7 2 (3.17%) CRM
7 2 (3.17%) Migration
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
8 1 (1.59%) Service Management
8 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.59%) ITSM
8 1 (1.59%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C#
2 2 (3.17%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) C++
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
3 1 (1.59%) VB
3 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.75%) DV Cleared
3 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (23.81%) MCSE
4 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 13 (20.63%) MCP
6 7 (11.11%) CCNA
6 7 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (7.94%) Degree
8 4 (6.35%) CCENT
9 3 (4.76%) HNC
9 3 (4.76%) RHCSA
10 2 (3.17%) MCTS
10 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Nagios
1 4 (6.35%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.76%) Netcool
2 3 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (3.17%) SCCM
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.59%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.59%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.98%) HP
3 13 (20.63%) Symantec
4 6 (9.52%) Ericsson
4 6 (9.52%) Remedy
5 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.94%) Citrix
6 4 (6.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (6.35%) Altiris
6 4 (6.35%) Huawei
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) VMware
7 3 (4.76%) Nokia
7 3 (4.76%) Veritas
8 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.17%) Isilon
8 2 (3.17%) Meridio
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) Lotus
9 1 (1.59%) Apple
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