The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 25 22 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.27% 3.81% 1.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 47.37% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £225 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.11% -1.43%
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 Slough region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.82% 8.05% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 17
Median daily rate £438 £444 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £309 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £499 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Slough region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Slough

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Slough region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 Slough region with a requirement for SLA.

1 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (62.50%) Cramer
2 10 (62.50%) Huawei
2 10 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (62.50%) Nortel
2 10 (62.50%) Citrix
2 10 (62.50%) Remedy
2 10 (62.50%) Nokia Networks
2 10 (62.50%) Tellabs
2 10 (62.50%) Amdocs OSS
3 9 (56.25%) 4G
3 9 (56.25%) Ericsson
3 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
4 8 (50.00%) LTE
4 8 (50.00%) 3G
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
5 7 (43.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (37.50%) Dashboard Development
6 6 (37.50%) MS Access
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) 2G
6 6 (37.50%) Back Office
7 5 (31.25%) BT
7 5 (31.25%) Wireless
7 5 (31.25%) NetCracker
7 5 (31.25%) Degree

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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:

Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (43.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Remedy AR System
1 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) 4G
2 8 (50.00%) 3G
2 8 (50.00%) LTE
3 7 (43.75%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (37.50%) 2G
5 5 (31.25%) Wireless
6 2 (12.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (37.50%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) Big Data
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (37.50%) Back Office
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Service Desk Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) ITSM Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Remedy Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Solution Architect
4 1 (6.25%) ITSM Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) CMDB
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) CentOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (37.50%) Dashboard Development
3 5 (31.25%) Fault Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Fault Management
3 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) ITSM
5 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 3 (18.75%) WFM
6 2 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) EAI
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) Master Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
1 5 (31.25%) HNC
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Citrix
1 10 (62.50%) Cramer
1 10 (62.50%) Huawei
1 10 (62.50%) Nokia Networks
1 10 (62.50%) Nortel
1 10 (62.50%) Remedy
1 10 (62.50%) Tellabs
2 9 (56.25%) Ericsson
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (31.25%) Arqiva
4 5 (31.25%) BT
4 5 (31.25%) NetCracker
4 5 (31.25%) Nokia
4 5 (31.25%) Siemens
4 5 (31.25%) Telindus
4 5 (31.25%) Virgin Media
4 5 (31.25%) ZTE
5 3 (18.75%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat