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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 21 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 61 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.22% 2.64% 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.46% 36.51% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 5
Average daily rate £270 £139 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.24% -62.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £139 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £378 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £298 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.44% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £127.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
112 63 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.43% 7.22% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 37
Average daily rate £410 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £127.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -82.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016, 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 47 (52.81%) ITIL
2 42 (47.19%) Incident Management
3 31 (34.83%) Service Management
4 24 (26.97%) Ticket Management
5 23 (25.84%) Front Office
5 23 (25.84%) Windows
6 21 (23.60%) Telecoms
7 20 (22.47%) Linux
8 19 (21.35%) Active Directory
8 19 (21.35%) Windows 7
9 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management
10 16 (17.98%) Billing
10 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
10 16 (17.98%) MCSE
10 16 (17.98%) CRM
11 13 (14.61%) HP
11 13 (14.61%) Problem Management
12 12 (13.48%) Remedy
12 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
13 11 (12.36%) Python
13 11 (12.36%) Huawei
13 11 (12.36%) DV Cleared
13 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
13 11 (12.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (12.36%) Bash Shell
13 11 (12.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
14 9 (10.11%) Puppet
14 9 (10.11%) Process Improvement

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (7.87%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Ethernet
2 5 (5.62%) DNS
3 4 (4.49%) 2G
3 4 (4.49%) 4G
3 4 (4.49%) MPLS
3 4 (4.49%) VPN
3 4 (4.49%) WAN
4 3 (3.37%) Broadband
4 3 (3.37%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.25%) BGP
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.25%) DWDM
5 2 (2.25%) Firewall
5 2 (2.25%) Junos
5 2 (2.25%) LLU
5 2 (2.25%) OSPF
5 2 (2.25%) SS7
5 2 (2.25%) TACACS
5 2 (2.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) Big Data
2 2 (2.25%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.25%) QlikView
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) DB2
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) InstallShield
General
1 23 (25.84%) Front Office
2 21 (23.60%) Telecoms
3 16 (17.98%) Billing
4 5 (5.62%) Finance
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (28.09%) Incident Manager
2 21 (23.60%) Support Engineer
3 17 (19.10%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Analyst
5 10 (11.24%) Linux Support
5 10 (11.24%) Linux Support Engineer
6 9 (10.11%) ICT Manager
6 9 (10.11%) Problem Manager
6 9 (10.11%) Telecoms Manager
7 8 (8.99%) 1st Line Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (8.99%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Service Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Support
7 8 (8.99%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) ELK Stack
1 7 (7.87%) RESTful
1 7 (7.87%) Sensu
1 7 (7.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 20 (22.47%) Linux
3 19 (21.35%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.87%) CentOS
5 7 (7.87%) Ubuntu
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.74%) Unix
7 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.12%) AIX
9 1 (1.12%) Solaris
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (52.81%) ITIL
2 42 (47.19%) Incident Management
3 31 (34.83%) Service Management
4 24 (26.97%) Ticket Management
5 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management
6 16 (17.98%) CRM
7 13 (14.61%) Problem Management
8 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
9 11 (12.36%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (10.11%) Process Improvement
11 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (7.87%) DevOps
12 3 (3.37%) Line Management
12 3 (3.37%) Logistics
12 3 (3.37%) PRINCE
12 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
12 3 (3.37%) Software Distribution
13 2 (2.25%) Change Management
13 2 (2.25%) ITSM
13 2 (2.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) Bash Shell
1 11 (12.36%) Python
2 7 (7.87%) Java
2 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.49%) AWK
3 4 (4.49%) Perl
3 4 (4.49%) sed
3 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) C
4 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) MCSE
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.36%) DV Cleared
2 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) CCNA
3 8 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.99%) MCP
4 7 (7.87%) HNC
5 6 (6.74%) RHCSA
6 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.37%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (3.37%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) HND
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.12%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (21.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) XenApp
3 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) Puppet
2 7 (7.87%) Ansible
2 7 (7.87%) Graphite
2 7 (7.87%) logstash
2 7 (7.87%) Terraform
3 4 (4.49%) Nagios
3 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.37%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (17.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) HP
3 12 (13.48%) Remedy
4 11 (12.36%) Huawei
5 6 (6.74%) Cisco
6 5 (5.62%) Citrix
7 4 (4.49%) Altiris
7 4 (4.49%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.49%) VMware
8 3 (3.37%) Juniper
9 2 (2.25%) BT
9 2 (2.25%) Ericsson
9 2 (2.25%) IBM
9 2 (2.25%) Nokia
9 2 (2.25%) Nortel
9 2 (2.25%) Vertica
10 1 (1.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle
10 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.12%) Sybase
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Daisy Group
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