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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 13 17 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.84% 5.49% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 48.28% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Median daily rate £385 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
14 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.22% 11.37% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 21
Median daily rate £450 £353 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

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
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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Nortel
3 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
3 5 (35.71%) Huawei
4 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (28.57%) Cramer
4 4 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 4 (28.57%) Remedy
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Tellabs
4 4 (28.57%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (21.43%) 3G
5 3 (21.43%) 4G
5 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (21.43%) Fault Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) LTE
5 3 (21.43%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HFM
1 1 (7.14%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) 3G
1 3 (21.43%) 4G
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) LTE
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) VLAN
2 2 (14.29%) 2G
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) ICMP
2 2 (14.29%) IGMP
2 2 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (14.29%) SNMP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) ATM
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.14%) IPv4
3 1 (7.14%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) MS Access
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Billing
3 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3G Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Development Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Memcached
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) IPTV
2 2 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
3 1 (7.14%) e-Health
3 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 1 (7.14%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Fault Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Fault Management
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) WFM
3 2 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCIP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
2 1 (7.14%) OCP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Pacemaker
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Huawei
2 5 (35.71%) Nortel
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Cramer
3 4 (28.57%) Ericsson
3 4 (28.57%) Nokia Networks
3 4 (28.57%) Remedy
3 4 (28.57%) Tellabs
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) BMC
5 1 (7.14%) CA
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Hyperion
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec