Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 50 60
Rank change year-on-year -38 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing SLA 80 151 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.96% 3.57% 2.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.24% 29.78% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 68 49
Berkshire median daily rate £377 £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.84% -21.54% +35.42%
10th Percentile £148 £152 £152
90th Percentile £560 £496 £488
South East median daily rate £340 £355 £325
% change year-on-year -4.29% +9.31% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 17
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -30.39% -10.21%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +19.05% -20.54% +17.31%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 525 507 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.84% 12.00% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 263 333
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
10th Percentile £221 £220 £216
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.50 £13.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.77% -39.68% -10.21%
10th Percentile £14.63 £12.00 £17.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £32.50 £49.45
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.41% +26.50%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -22 32 £425 +80.85% 6
Bracknell -1 13 £257 +21.54% 1
Newbury -1 10 £150 -58.62%
Slough -1 8 £440 +95.56%
Windsor - 4 - -
Maidenhead -10 1 - - 2
Wokingham - 1 £130 -
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 31 (38.75%) ITIL
2 23 (28.75%) Windows
3 21 (26.25%) SQL
4 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 19 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
6 18 (22.50%) Finance
7 16 (20.00%) Oracle
7 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
9 14 (17.50%) VMware
9 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (17.50%) Data Analysis
10 13 (16.25%) Unix
10 13 (16.25%) Project Management
11 12 (15.00%) Incident Management
11 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (15.00%) Windows 10
12 11 (13.75%) Defect Management
12 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.75%) SCCM
12 11 (13.75%) Workflow
12 11 (13.75%) Cisco
13 10 (12.50%) LAN
13 10 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
13 10 (12.50%) Sonata
13 10 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
14 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
14 9 (11.25%) WAN

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
1 10 (12.50%) Sonata
2 4 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (2.50%) HFM
3 2 (2.50%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (1.25%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (3.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) LAN
2 9 (11.25%) Firewall
2 9 (11.25%) WAN
3 8 (10.00%) DHCP
3 8 (10.00%) DNS
4 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (5.00%) VLAN
5 4 (5.00%) VPN
6 3 (3.75%) 4G
6 3 (3.75%) LTE
7 2 (2.50%) 3G
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.25%) BGP
8 1 (1.25%) HSRP
8 1 (1.25%) MPLS
8 1 (1.25%) OSPF
8 1 (1.25%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Essbase
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.50%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.50%) gulp
1 2 (2.50%) Protractor
1 2 (2.50%) Subversion
1 2 (2.50%) webpack
2 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.50%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Back Office
4 3 (3.75%) Electronics
5 2 (2.50%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Billing
6 1 (1.25%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Support Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Analyst Programmer
4 9 (11.25%) Programmer
4 9 (11.25%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 9 (11.25%) Senior Programmer
5 8 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Desktop Support
6 7 (8.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (7.50%) Service Manager
8 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Consultant
8 5 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Network Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
8 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) REST
2 2 (2.50%) Angular 2
2 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.50%) CSS
2 2 (2.50%) CSS3
2 2 (2.50%) HTML
2 2 (2.50%) HTML5
2 2 (2.50%) Node.js
2 2 (2.50%) SOAP
2 2 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.75%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.50%) Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.75%) Windows
2 16 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.25%) Unix
4 12 (15.00%) Windows 10
5 9 (11.25%) Linux
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.25%) Android
9 1 (1.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) ITIL
2 14 (17.50%) Data Analysis
3 13 (16.25%) Project Management
4 12 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 11 (13.75%) Defect Management
5 11 (13.75%) Workflow
6 10 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (8.75%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.50%) Quality Management
10 5 (6.25%) Migration
11 4 (5.00%) Chat Support
11 4 (5.00%) Coaching
11 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.00%) Network Management
11 4 (5.00%) Service Management
12 3 (3.75%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.50%) Java
3 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
3 2 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.50%) Degree
5 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (3.75%) MCP
7 3 (3.75%) MCSE
8 2 (2.50%) CCNA
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.50%) VCP6
9 1 (1.25%) CCA
9 1 (1.25%) CCAA
9 1 (1.25%) CCNP
9 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.25%) ISEB
9 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.25%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.25%) GDPR
1 1 (1.25%) PMO
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.00%) XenApp
4 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.25%) Docker
5 1 (1.25%) Firmware
5 1 (1.25%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) SCOM
3 5 (6.25%) SCSM
4 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.50%) Control-M
6 1 (1.25%) Ansible
6 1 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.25%) MOM
6 1 (1.25%) Netcool
6 1 (1.25%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.25%) Rancher
6 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.00%) Oracle
3 14 (17.50%) VMware
4 11 (13.75%) Cisco
5 7 (8.75%) SolarWinds
6 6 (7.50%) Citrix
7 5 (6.25%) HP
7 5 (6.25%) Remedy
8 4 (5.00%) Apple
8 4 (5.00%) BMC
8 4 (5.00%) Forcepoint
8 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.00%) Symantec
9 3 (3.75%) Canon
9 3 (3.75%) Dell
9 3 (3.75%) EMC
9 3 (3.75%) MobileIron
9 3 (3.75%) Polycom
9 3 (3.75%) SAP