The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.34% 2.31% 1.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 40.00% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£285 £238 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
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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
26 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.70% 5.77% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 4
Average daily rate £300 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £498 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £10.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (46.15%) 3G
1 6 (46.15%) 4G
2 5 (38.46%) Network Management
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Nortel
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 4 (30.77%) Ericsson
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) LTE
4 3 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (23.08%) Huawei
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Fault Management
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) ADSL
4 3 (23.08%) Broadband
4 3 (23.08%) WLAN
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
4 3 (23.08%) SNMP
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) 3G
1 6 (46.15%) 4G
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) ADSL
4 3 (23.08%) Broadband
4 3 (23.08%) WLAN
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
4 3 (23.08%) SNMP
4 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) OSPF
4 3 (23.08%) BGP
4 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
4 3 (23.08%) L2TP
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) IPsec
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) WAP
2 1 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Change Management
1 5 (38.46%) Network Management
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Fault Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) WFM
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
3 2 (15.38%) CCSP
3 2 (15.38%) CCSA
3 2 (15.38%) CCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (15.38%) OpenView
2 2 (15.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Nortel
3 4 (30.77%) Ericsson
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (23.08%) Cramer
4 3 (23.08%) Huawei
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Radware
5 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 2 (15.38%) Crossbeam
5 2 (15.38%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Nokia
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft