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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 29 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 60 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.83% 3.02% 2.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 34.09% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 10
Average daily rate £165 £231 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.64% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
120 88 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.66% 8.86% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 55
Average daily rate £380 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £233 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +51.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +48.71%

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 April 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 29 April 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 68 (58.12%) Incident Management
2 61 (52.14%) ITIL
3 44 (37.61%) Service Management
4 39 (33.33%) Ticket Management
5 36 (30.77%) Front Office
6 28 (23.93%) Linux
7 27 (23.08%) Windows
8 26 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 24 (20.51%) CRM
9 24 (20.51%) Telecoms
10 22 (18.80%) Billing
11 21 (17.95%) Remedy
11 21 (17.95%) Active Directory
12 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
13 17 (14.53%) Huawei
13 17 (14.53%) Problem Management
13 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (14.53%) Windows 7
14 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
15 15 (12.82%) Unix
15 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (11.97%) Service Delivery
17 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
18 11 (9.40%) Bash Shell
18 11 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
18 11 (9.40%) Web Services
18 11 (9.40%) Python
19 10 (8.55%) MCSE
19 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (5.98%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (5.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.27%) Node.js
3 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (3.42%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.98%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) Internet
2 4 (3.42%) Ethernet
3 3 (2.56%) Broadband
3 3 (2.56%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (2.56%) DNS
3 3 (2.56%) GPRS
3 3 (2.56%) MPLS
3 3 (2.56%) SS7
3 3 (2.56%) UMTS
3 3 (2.56%) VPN
3 3 (2.56%) WAN
3 3 (2.56%) WCDMA
4 2 (1.71%) BGP
4 2 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.71%) H.323
4 2 (1.71%) Junos
4 2 (1.71%) NGN
4 2 (1.71%) OSPF
4 2 (1.71%) TACACS
4 2 (1.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) Big Data
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.71%) QlikView
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
General
1 36 (30.77%) Front Office
2 24 (20.51%) Telecoms
3 22 (18.80%) Billing
4 6 (5.13%) French Language
4 6 (5.13%) German Language
4 6 (5.13%) Italian Language
4 6 (5.13%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.85%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (35.90%) Incident Manager
2 32 (27.35%) Support Engineer
3 25 (21.37%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (12.82%) Linux Support
4 15 (12.82%) Linux Support Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) ICT Manager
6 11 (9.40%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (9.40%) Windows Support Engineer
7 9 (7.69%) Problem Manager
7 9 (7.69%) Telecoms Manager
8 8 (6.84%) Junior
8 8 (6.84%) Junior Linux Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Linux Scripter
9 7 (5.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (5.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.98%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) Web Services
2 7 (5.98%) ELK Stack
2 7 (5.98%) RESTful
2 7 (5.98%) Sensu
3 6 (5.13%) .NET
3 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.42%) MAPI
5 1 (0.85%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.93%) Linux
2 27 (23.08%) Windows
3 26 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 17 (14.53%) Windows 7
4 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (12.82%) Unix
5 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.98%) CentOS
7 7 (5.98%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.27%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.56%) Solaris
10 2 (1.71%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (58.12%) Incident Management
2 61 (52.14%) ITIL
3 44 (37.61%) Service Management
4 39 (33.33%) Ticket Management
5 24 (20.51%) CRM
6 17 (14.53%) Problem Management
7 14 (11.97%) Service Delivery
8 11 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.98%) DevOps
11 6 (5.13%) Memory Management
12 4 (3.42%) Presales
13 3 (2.56%) Resource Management
14 2 (1.71%) Asset Management
14 2 (1.71%) Escalation Management
14 2 (1.71%) People Management
14 2 (1.71%) Revenue Recognition
14 2 (1.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.26%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.40%) Bash Shell
2 11 (9.40%) Python
3 7 (5.98%) Java
3 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.13%) C#
4 6 (5.13%) C++
4 6 (5.13%) VB.NET
4 6 (5.13%) VBScript
5 4 (3.42%) AWK
5 4 (3.42%) Perl
5 4 (3.42%) sed
5 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.71%) VB
7 1 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) MCSE
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.69%) Degree
3 8 (6.84%) CCNA
3 8 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.98%) HNC
5 6 (5.13%) RHCSA
6 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.42%) MCP
6 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) HND
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.85%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.42%) XenApp
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) Puppet
2 7 (5.98%) Ansible
2 7 (5.98%) Graphite
2 7 (5.98%) logstash
2 7 (5.98%) Terraform
3 4 (3.42%) Nagios
3 4 (3.42%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.42%) WSUS
4 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (17.95%) Remedy
2 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.53%) Huawei
4 9 (7.69%) HP
5 5 (4.27%) Cisco
5 5 (4.27%) Citrix
5 5 (4.27%) VMware
6 4 (3.42%) Altiris
6 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.56%) Juniper
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle
7 3 (2.56%) Sybase
8 2 (1.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.71%) BT
8 2 (1.71%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.71%) IBM
8 2 (1.71%) Nokia
8 2 (1.71%) Nortel
8 2 (1.71%) Vertica
9 1 (0.85%) Virgin Media
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