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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 40 24 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 50 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.21% 5.35% 3.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.25% 52.08% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 21
Median daily rate £450 £400 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +135.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £191 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £540 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £21.78 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.08% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.96 £18.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +27.58%

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
71 96 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.96% 10.28% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 58
Median daily rate £430 £420 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, 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 32 (42.67%) Degree
2 31 (41.33%) Telecoms
3 29 (38.67%) ITIL
4 18 (24.00%) CRM
5 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (20.00%) Service Management
5 15 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 14 (18.67%) Service Delivery
7 13 (17.33%) Trend Analysis
8 12 (16.00%) Billing
8 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
8 12 (16.00%) Project Management
9 11 (14.67%) MS Office
10 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
10 10 (13.33%) Huawei
10 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
10 10 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
11 9 (12.00%) Virtual Team
12 8 (10.67%) Data Quality
12 8 (10.67%) Radio Access Network
12 8 (10.67%) Driving Licence
13 7 (9.33%) Office 365
13 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (9.33%) Process Improvement
13 7 (9.33%) SAP
14 6 (8.00%) Windows
14 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (8.00%) ECDL
14 6 (8.00%) Maya
14 6 (8.00%) Workflow

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 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.00%) Documentum
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Office
2 6 (8.00%) Maya
2 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.33%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Office 365
2 5 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.33%) DWDM
2 4 (5.33%) Internet
3 3 (4.00%) BGP
3 3 (4.00%) LAN
3 3 (4.00%) MPLS
3 3 (4.00%) OSPF
3 3 (4.00%) VPN
3 3 (4.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.67%) Firewall
4 2 (2.67%) PBX
4 2 (2.67%) Skype
4 2 (2.67%) VPLS
5 1 (1.33%) DNS
5 1 (1.33%) SAN
5 1 (1.33%) SSL
General
1 31 (41.33%) Telecoms
2 12 (16.00%) Billing
3 6 (8.00%) Finance
4 5 (6.67%) Marketing
5 3 (4.00%) French Language
5 3 (4.00%) German Language
5 3 (4.00%) Italian Language
5 3 (4.00%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Incident Manager
2 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.33%) Administrator
3 7 (9.33%) Consultant
3 7 (9.33%) Problem Manager
4 6 (8.00%) Project Administrator
5 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Operations Manager
5 5 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Implementation Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Project Assistant
6 4 (5.33%) SAP Implementation Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Developer
7 3 (4.00%) Marketing Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) .NET
1 4 (5.33%) MAPI
1 4 (5.33%) Web Services
2 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.00%) Virtual Team
3 8 (10.67%) Driving Licence
4 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (6.67%) Learning Management System
6 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) ITIL
2 18 (24.00%) CRM
3 15 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 15 (20.00%) Service Management
4 14 (18.67%) Service Delivery
5 13 (17.33%) Trend Analysis
6 12 (16.00%) Project Management
7 10 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
7 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
8 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (9.33%) Process Improvement
9 6 (8.00%) Workflow
10 5 (6.67%) Analytics
10 5 (6.67%) B2B
10 5 (6.67%) Change Control
10 5 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 5 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (6.67%) ERP
10 5 (6.67%) Marketing Automation
10 5 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) C#
1 4 (5.33%) C++
1 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.33%) VB.NET
1 4 (5.33%) VBScript
2 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (42.67%) Degree
2 6 (8.00%) ECDL
3 5 (6.67%) CCNA
3 5 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) CCENT
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.67%) CCNP
7 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) SCCM
1 3 (4.00%) WSUS
2 2 (2.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) Huawei
3 7 (9.33%) SAP
4 5 (6.67%) Cisco
4 5 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (5.33%) Ericsson
6 3 (4.00%) EMC
6 3 (4.00%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix
7 2 (2.67%) Juniper
7 2 (2.67%) Nortel
7 2 (2.67%) VMware
8 1 (1.33%) Polycom
8 1 (1.33%) Remedy
8 1 (1.33%) Tandberg