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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 23 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.46% 1.95% 3.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.30% 18.52% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £290 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £458 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.88% +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
33 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.42% 10.51% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 13
Average daily rate £406 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £320 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £479 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +17.14%

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

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (42.86%) Line Management
2 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (35.71%) RAD
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (28.57%) ITSM
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) MCSA
3 4 (28.57%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) SCCM
4 3 (21.43%) Lync
4 3 (21.43%) MCSE
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) BT
5 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
5 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (14.29%) MCTS
5 2 (14.29%) MCITP
5 2 (14.29%) MOS
5 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (21.43%) Lync
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CCM
1 2 (14.29%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) SNMP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Deployment Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Environment Manager
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Support
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Line Management
2 5 (35.71%) RAD
2 5 (35.71%) Supplier Management
2 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) ITSM
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSA
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) MOS
3 2 (14.29%) MCTS
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCIP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) CCDP
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Samba
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) CA
2 2 (14.29%) JD Edwards
2 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
2 2 (14.29%) McAfee
2 2 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Brocade
3 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.14%) HP