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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 31 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 51 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.64% 3.34% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.11% 42.25% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 10
Median daily rate £235 £244 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% -17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £219 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £269 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +10.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -
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
106 71 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.73% 7.91% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 51
Median daily rate £380 £355 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £260 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +39.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 64 (52.89%) Incident Management
2 57 (47.11%) ITIL
3 41 (33.88%) Service Management
4 36 (29.75%) Ticket Management
4 36 (29.75%) Windows
5 35 (28.93%) Windows Server
6 33 (27.27%) Front Office
7 32 (26.45%) Linux
8 27 (22.31%) Telecoms
9 23 (19.01%) Active Directory
10 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 21 (17.36%) Remedy
11 21 (17.36%) Huawei
12 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
13 19 (15.70%) CRM
14 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (14.05%) Problem Management
15 17 (14.05%) Billing
15 17 (14.05%) Windows 7
16 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (11.57%) Unix
18 13 (10.74%) Service Delivery
19 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
19 12 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
19 12 (9.92%) CCNA
20 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 11 (9.09%) Web Services
20 11 (9.09%) MCSE
20 11 (9.09%) Python
20 11 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 7 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (5.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.13%) Node.js
3 3 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.26%) MS Office
3 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.79%) Office 365
2 3 (2.48%) PaaS
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) DNS
2 7 (5.79%) Firewall
2 7 (5.79%) MPLS
2 7 (5.79%) VLAN
2 7 (5.79%) VPN
2 7 (5.79%) WAN
3 6 (4.96%) Internet
3 6 (4.96%) Network Security
4 5 (4.13%) DHCP
4 5 (4.13%) IPsec
5 3 (2.48%) Broadband
5 3 (2.48%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.48%) LAN
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.65%) DWDM
6 2 (1.65%) GPRS
6 2 (1.65%) SNMP
6 2 (1.65%) SS7
6 2 (1.65%) UMTS
6 2 (1.65%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) Big Data
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.65%) QlikView
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) EDRMS
General
1 33 (27.27%) Front Office
2 27 (22.31%) Telecoms
3 17 (14.05%) Billing
4 6 (4.96%) French Language
4 6 (4.96%) German Language
4 6 (4.96%) Italian Language
4 6 (4.96%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.83%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (32.23%) Incident Manager
2 33 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 25 (20.66%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (12.40%) Linux Support
4 15 (12.40%) Linux Support Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
6 10 (8.26%) ICT Manager
7 9 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (7.44%) Problem Manager
7 9 (7.44%) Telecoms Manager
8 8 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (6.61%) Junior
8 8 (6.61%) Junior Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (5.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) Web Services
2 7 (5.79%) ELK Stack
2 7 (5.79%) RESTful
2 7 (5.79%) Sensu
3 6 (4.96%) .NET
3 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.31%) MAPI
5 1 (0.83%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.75%) Windows
2 35 (28.93%) Windows Server
3 32 (26.45%) Linux
4 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (14.05%) Windows 7
6 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (11.57%) Unix
8 11 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.79%) CentOS
9 7 (5.79%) Ubuntu
10 5 (4.13%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.65%) Solaris
11 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (52.89%) Incident Management
2 57 (47.11%) ITIL
3 41 (33.88%) Service Management
4 36 (29.75%) Ticket Management
5 19 (15.70%) CRM
6 17 (14.05%) Problem Management
7 13 (10.74%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (8.26%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.44%) Process Improvement
11 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (5.79%) DevOps
12 6 (4.96%) Memory Management
13 4 (3.31%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 4 (3.31%) Presales
13 4 (3.31%) SIEM
13 4 (3.31%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 3 (2.48%) Change Management
14 3 (2.48%) Server Patching
15 2 (1.65%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.92%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 11 (9.09%) Python
3 7 (5.79%) Java
3 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.96%) C#
4 6 (4.96%) C++
4 6 (4.96%) VB.NET
4 6 (4.96%) VBScript
5 4 (3.31%) AWK
5 4 (3.31%) Perl
5 4 (3.31%) sed
5 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.65%) SQL
6 2 (1.65%) VB
7 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) CCNA
1 12 (9.92%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (9.09%) MCSE
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (6.61%) Degree
4 7 (5.79%) HNC
5 6 (4.96%) RHCSA
5 6 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.13%) MCP
7 4 (3.31%) CCIE
7 4 (3.31%) CCNP
8 3 (2.48%) CCA
8 3 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.83%) HND
9 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.83%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 23 (19.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) XenApp
3 6 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Puppet
2 7 (5.79%) Ansible
2 7 (5.79%) Graphite
2 7 (5.79%) logstash
2 7 (5.79%) Terraform
3 5 (4.13%) WSUS
4 4 (3.31%) Nagios
4 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.83%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 21 (17.36%) Huawei
1 21 (17.36%) Remedy
2 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.44%) HP
4 8 (6.61%) Citrix
5 7 (5.79%) Cisco
6 6 (4.96%) VMware
7 4 (3.31%) Altiris
7 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.48%) Juniper
8 3 (2.48%) Nokia
9 2 (1.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (1.65%) BT
9 2 (1.65%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.65%) IBM
9 2 (1.65%) Nokia Networks
9 2 (1.65%) Nortel
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle
9 2 (1.65%) Sybase
9 2 (1.65%) Vertica
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