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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 15 31 18
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.74% 2.01% 4.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.16% 15.38% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Average daily rate £365 £258 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.74% +0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £256 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £260 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
SLA
Berkshire

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
19 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.51% 13.04% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 11
Average daily rate £353 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £247 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) ITIL
3 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 8 (36.36%) Wireless
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
4 7 (31.82%) Risk Analysis
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (31.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (27.27%) CCNP
6 5 (22.73%) Unix
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
6 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
7 4 (18.18%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 4 (18.18%) DNS
7 4 (18.18%) NetApp
7 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
8 3 (13.64%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
8 3 (13.64%) Service Management
8 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) MTS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Firewall
1 8 (36.36%) Wireless
2 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (13.64%) GPRS
5 3 (13.64%) SS7
5 3 (13.64%) UMTS
5 3 (13.64%) WCDMA
6 2 (9.09%) CDMA
6 2 (9.09%) GSM
6 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 2 (9.09%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) DMZ
7 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Billing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Network Engineer
1 8 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Network Support
3 4 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Support
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Support Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Unix
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) Solaris
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) AIX
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (31.82%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Benchmarking
6 1 (4.55%) Business Development
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Line Management
6 1 (4.55%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Process Management
6 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) CCNP
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) CCIE
3 2 (9.09%) VCP5
3 2 (9.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (9.09%) ISA Server
1 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.09%) vSphere
1 2 (9.09%) XenApp
1 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) NetApp
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
5 3 (13.64%) Sybase
6 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 2 (9.09%) Dell
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) Veritas