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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 34 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.10% 2.71% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.22% 36.84% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£275 £388 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +154.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £10.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +82.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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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
37 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 12.94% 7.36% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 7
Average daily rate £413 £408 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £259 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £10.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +82.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 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 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (30.00%) CCSE
3 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (30.00%) Nortel Alteon
3 3 (30.00%) Crossbeam
3 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 3 (30.00%) Fault Management
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) tcpdump
3 3 (30.00%) Network Management
3 3 (30.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) CCSA
3 3 (30.00%) OpenView
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Nortel
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Netcool

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel Alteon
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (30.00%) tcpdump
2 3 (30.00%) TACACS
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) SMS
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) GGSN
4 1 (10.00%) SGSN
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) RTP
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Data Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Web Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Team Lead
3 1 (10.00%) Support Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) WAP
2 1 (10.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (30.00%) Release Management
1 3 (30.00%) Fault Management
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) CCSE
3 3 (30.00%) CCSA
3 3 (30.00%) CCSP
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MCTS
5 1 (10.00%) CCVP
5 1 (10.00%) CNE
5 1 (10.00%) Novell Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OpenView
1 3 (30.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Crossbeam
2 3 (30.00%) F5
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Radware
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (10.00%) Lotus
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle