The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Slough region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.20% 1.08% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 33.33% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £135 - £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £10.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 6.43% 3.24% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 20
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £10.75 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 (46.67%) ITIL
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) 4G
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) 2G
3 4 (26.67%) 3G
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) MS Office
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) Front Office
4 3 (20.00%) Amdocs
4 3 (20.00%) Network Management
4 3 (20.00%) RNC
4 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (20.00%) Office 365
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) 4G
1 4 (26.67%) 2G
1 4 (26.67%) 3G
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) RNC
2 3 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) ATM
3 1 (6.67%) GSM
3 1 (6.67%) ISDN
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) RTP
3 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay
3 1 (6.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Front Office
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Support Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Customer Support Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Service Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) eTOM
4 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Fault Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CNE
2 1 (6.67%) Novell Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) CCVP
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) KVM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Amdocs
4 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks