The first table below looks at the demand for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Slough region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.94% 3.43% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.52% 44.44% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +1.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
27 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.47% 7.73% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 10
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%
SLA
Berkshire

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Slough region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) CCSP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) 4G
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (12.50%) LTE
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) Crossbeam

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 4G
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (12.50%) LTE
1 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
1 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
1 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
1 1 (12.50%) Nortel Alteon
1 1 (12.50%) 2G
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
1 1 (12.50%) RTP
1 1 (12.50%) TACACS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) ISDN
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Team Lead
2 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CCSP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) CCSA
2 1 (12.50%) CCVP
2 1 (12.50%) CNE
2 1 (12.50%) Novell Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Remedy
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (12.50%) Crossbeam
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Nortel
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) Amdocs
2 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Radware
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle