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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.98% 4.92% 1.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 63.16% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.87% +28.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £238 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £400 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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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
36 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.88% 7.79% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 5
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £389 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 8 (57.14%) Cisco
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) Nortel
2 7 (50.00%) CCNP
2 7 (50.00%) CCNA
2 7 (50.00%) Network Management
3 6 (42.86%) 4G
3 6 (42.86%) F5
3 6 (42.86%) 3G
4 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (35.71%) SSL
4 5 (35.71%) Ericsson
4 5 (35.71%) Fault Management
4 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) tcpdump
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (28.57%) Nortel Alteon
5 4 (28.57%) CCSE
5 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
5 4 (28.57%) Wireshark
5 4 (28.57%) Crossbeam
5 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 4 (28.57%) Release Management
5 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 4 (28.57%) CCSP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) 4G
2 6 (42.86%) 3G
3 5 (35.71%) SSL
4 4 (28.57%) tcpdump
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (28.57%) Nortel Alteon
4 4 (28.57%) BIG-IP
4 4 (28.57%) Wireshark
4 4 (28.57%) SMS
4 4 (28.57%) TACACS
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
5 3 (21.43%) L2TP
5 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
5 3 (21.43%) IPsec
5 3 (21.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Web Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) WAP
2 2 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Change Management
1 7 (50.00%) Network Management
2 5 (35.71%) Fault Management
3 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 4 (28.57%) Release Management
4 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) WFM
5 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) CCNP
2 7 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) CCSE
3 4 (28.57%) CCSP
3 4 (28.57%) CCSA
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) OpenView
1 4 (28.57%) Netcool
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Nortel
3 6 (42.86%) F5
4 5 (35.71%) Ericsson
5 4 (28.57%) Crossbeam
5 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) Radware
6 3 (21.43%) Cramer
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) Huawei
6 3 (21.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) Nokia
8 1 (7.14%) Juniper