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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 22 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.89% 2.23% 2.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.31% 14.29% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £313 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £283 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £343 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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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 42 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 9.19% 15.61% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 9
Average daily rate £413 £438 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £353 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £495 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
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 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 (37.50%) Line Management
2 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
2 5 (31.25%) RAD
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) MCSA
3 4 (25.00%) ITSM
3 4 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) SCCM
4 3 (18.75%) Lync
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (18.75%) MCSE
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Sybase
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) WCDMA
4 3 (18.75%) UMTS
4 3 (18.75%) GPRS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (18.75%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP CCM
1 2 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) WCDMA
3 3 (18.75%) SS7
3 3 (18.75%) UMTS
3 3 (18.75%) GPRS
3 3 (18.75%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (12.50%) CDMA
4 2 (12.50%) GSM
5 1 (6.25%) H.323
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) NGN
5 1 (6.25%) GGSN
5 1 (6.25%) SGSN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Deployment Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Environment Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Line Management
2 5 (31.25%) RAD
2 5 (31.25%) Supplier Management
2 5 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (31.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) ERP
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Network Design
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCSA
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) MOS
3 2 (12.50%) MCTS
3 2 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCIP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Samba
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Sybase
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) JD Edwards
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
3 2 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade
4 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
4 1 (6.25%) HP