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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.38% 1.29% 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.39% 16.67% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£393 £135 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+190.74% -60.00%
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 £16.00 £14.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +22.10%
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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
23 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.96% 7.73% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 8
Average daily rate £300 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £347 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.75 - £10.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 - £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 - £10.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (50.00%) Network Management
4 4 (40.00%) F5
4 4 (40.00%) VLAN
4 4 (40.00%) 3G
4 4 (40.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) SNMP
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) ADSL
5 3 (30.00%) Broadband
5 3 (30.00%) WLAN
5 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (30.00%) L2TP
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) IPsec
5 3 (30.00%) Retail

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Lync
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) VLAN
2 4 (40.00%) 3G
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) SNMP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) ADSL
3 3 (30.00%) Broadband
3 3 (30.00%) WLAN
3 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (30.00%) SSL
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (30.00%) L2TP
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) IPsec
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Change Management
1 5 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) CCSE
3 2 (20.00%) CCSA
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCSP
3 2 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Samba
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (20.00%) Netcool
2 2 (20.00%) OpenView
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (20.00%) Crossbeam
4 2 (20.00%) Radware
4 2 (20.00%) Nortel
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds