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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 44 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.23% 3.44% 5.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.10% 53.45% 49.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 13
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £298 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £315 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -27.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +18.64%
SLA
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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
73 58 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.87% 6.44% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 38
Average daily rate £413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £300 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £445 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -27.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 (58.33%) ITIL
2 23 (38.33%) Windows
3 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (35.00%) Telecoms
5 20 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
6 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
6 17 (28.33%) MCSE
6 17 (28.33%) MCP
6 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (26.67%) MS Visio
8 15 (25.00%) HP
8 15 (25.00%) Service Management
8 15 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 15 (25.00%) Symantec
9 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
10 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 8 (13.33%) Degree
11 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
12 7 (11.67%) Front Office
13 5 (8.33%) 3G
13 5 (8.33%) Finance
13 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
13 5 (8.33%) 4G
14 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (6.67%) ITSM
14 4 (6.67%) Management Information System

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (26.67%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.33%) MS Office
4 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) 3G
1 5 (8.33%) 4G
2 4 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (5.00%) LTE
3 3 (5.00%) 2G
4 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) Firewall
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
5 1 (1.67%) IPsec
5 1 (1.67%) WiMAX
5 1 (1.67%) FCAPS
5 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.67%) RNC
5 1 (1.67%) Network Security
5 1 (1.67%) MPLS
5 1 (1.67%) OSPF
5 1 (1.67%) BGP
5 1 (1.67%) VRRP
5 1 (1.67%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (35.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.67%) Front Office
3 5 (8.33%) Finance
4 3 (5.00%) Billing
5 2 (3.33%) Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 16 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 15 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Incident Manager
5 5 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 4 (6.67%) Report Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.33%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Transformation Programme Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) SLA Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Fault Management Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) CMDB
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
3 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Economics
3 1 (1.67%) PKI
3 1 (1.67%) Statistics
3 1 (1.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 20 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) ITIL
2 15 (25.00%) Service Management
2 15 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 11 (18.33%) Incident Management
4 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.67%) ITSM
6 3 (5.00%) Change Management
6 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) CRM
6 3 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Validation
7 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.67%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.67%) Fault Management
8 1 (1.67%) Time Management
8 1 (1.67%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.67%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (1.67%) Data Architecture
8 1 (1.67%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (28.33%) MCP
1 17 (28.33%) MCSE
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (28.33%) DV Cleared
1 17 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) Degree
4 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.33%) CCNA
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.33%) MCSD
6 1 (1.67%) CCNP
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.67%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.00%) HP
2 15 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (5.00%) Remedy
3 3 (5.00%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) Huawei
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) Juniper
4 2 (3.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.33%) Nokia
5 1 (1.67%) Peregrine
5 1 (1.67%) Informatica
5 1 (1.67%) Sophos
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.67%) BMC
5 1 (1.67%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) Nortel
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
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