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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 59 31 56
Rank change year-on-year -28 +25  
Contract jobs citing SLA 42 126 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.27% 5.14% 2.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.27% 35.10% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 51 30
Median daily rate £419 £255 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.31% -1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £145 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -48.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.50 £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £12.50 £25.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 218 359 350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.77% 14.65% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 182 172
Median daily rate £423 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.42% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 3
Median hourly rate £21.75 £18.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -27.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £53.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Berkshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -25 16 £475 +86.27% 4
Bracknell -6 8 £463 +71.48% 1
Slough +3 7 £350 -0.70%
Maidenhead - 3 £330 -
Windsor +4 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 34 (34.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (24.00%) ITIL
3 19 (19.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (18.00%) Service Management
5 16 (16.00%) Windows
5 16 (16.00%) Huawei
6 15 (15.00%) Incident Management
6 15 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (13.00%) Degree
8 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (13.00%) Cisco
9 12 (12.00%) Active Directory
9 12 (12.00%) Project Management
10 11 (11.00%) Management Information System
10 11 (11.00%) DNS
10 11 (11.00%) Oracle
10 11 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (10.00%) CRM
11 10 (10.00%) Remedy
11 10 (10.00%) Internet
11 10 (10.00%) Billing
12 9 (9.00%) Java
12 9 (9.00%) Process Improvement
12 9 (9.00%) Trend Analysis
13 8 (8.00%) SAP
13 8 (8.00%) Service Delivery
13 8 (8.00%) Finance
14 7 (7.00%) Problem Management
14 7 (7.00%) MS Office

SLA
Top Related 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 15 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.00%) Apache
3 2 (2.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (7.00%) MS Office
2 6 (6.00%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (4.00%) Maya
3 4 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.00%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.00%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.00%) HFM
1 1 (1.00%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.00%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.00%) SoftLayer
3 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) DNS
2 10 (10.00%) Internet
3 6 (6.00%) BGP
3 6 (6.00%) MPLS
3 6 (6.00%) Skype
3 6 (6.00%) VPN
4 5 (5.00%) Firewall
4 5 (5.00%) VLAN
4 5 (5.00%) VPLS
5 4 (4.00%) OSPF
5 4 (4.00%) VSAN
6 3 (3.00%) DHCP
6 3 (3.00%) LAN
6 3 (3.00%) Multicast
6 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.00%) WAN
7 2 (2.00%) FTP
7 2 (2.00%) HTTP
7 2 (2.00%) PBX
7 2 (2.00%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (2.00%) Big Data
1 2 (2.00%) EDRMS
1 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.00%) HBase
1 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (2.00%) Sqoop
2 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.00%) MS Access
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (34.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.00%) Billing
3 8 (8.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.00%) Electronics
4 2 (2.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Automotive
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (9.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (8.00%) Consultant
2 8 (8.00%) Incident Manager
3 7 (7.00%) Administrator
3 7 (7.00%) Analyst
3 7 (7.00%) Architect
3 7 (7.00%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (7.00%) Problem Manager
4 6 (6.00%) Project Administrator
5 5 (5.00%) Data Engineer
5 5 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.00%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.00%) Implementation Consultant
6 4 (4.00%) Incident Coordinator
6 4 (4.00%) Messaging Support
6 4 (4.00%) Messaging Technician
6 4 (4.00%) Project Assistant
6 4 (4.00%) SAP Implementation Consultant
6 4 (4.00%) Senior Manager
6 4 (4.00%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Flash
2 2 (2.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.00%) Memcached
2 2 (2.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.00%) Learning Management System
3 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) FlexPod
3 4 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (3.00%) PKI
5 2 (2.00%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.00%) IPTV
5 2 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.00%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.00%) e-Health
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.00%) STB
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Windows
2 7 (7.00%) Linux
3 6 (6.00%) Unix
4 5 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.00%) Android
6 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.00%) MVS
7 1 (1.00%) Solaris
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.00%) ITIL
2 18 (18.00%) Service Management
3 15 (15.00%) Incident Management
4 12 (12.00%) Project Management
5 11 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (10.00%) CRM
7 9 (9.00%) Process Improvement
7 9 (9.00%) Trend Analysis
8 8 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 7 (7.00%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (7.00%) Matrix Organization
9 7 (7.00%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 6 (6.00%) Migration
11 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.00%) Change Control
11 5 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.00%) ERP
12 4 (4.00%) Converged Infrastructure
12 4 (4.00%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.00%) Java
2 7 (7.00%) Python
3 6 (6.00%) SQL
4 5 (5.00%) Ruby
5 4 (4.00%) Perl
5 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.00%) C
7 1 (1.00%) C#
7 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.00%) Degree
4 6 (6.00%) ECDL
5 4 (4.00%) CCNA
5 4 (4.00%) CCNP
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.00%) VCDX
6 2 (2.00%) CISM
6 2 (2.00%) CISSP
6 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.00%) CCIP
7 1 (1.00%) HNC
7 1 (1.00%) HND
7 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.00%) OCP
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.00%) vSphere
3 4 (4.00%) Docker
3 4 (4.00%) vCloud
3 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.00%) Corosync
5 2 (2.00%) HDFS
5 2 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
2 6 (6.00%) Ansible
3 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.00%) vRealize
5 2 (2.00%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (2.00%) Nagios
5 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.00%) Oozie
5 2 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.00%) Pacemaker
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.00%) SCCM
6 1 (1.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Huawei
2 13 (13.00%) Cisco
2 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.00%) Oracle
4 10 (10.00%) Remedy
5 8 (8.00%) SAP
6 6 (6.00%) Juniper
6 6 (6.00%) Nortel
7 5 (5.00%) HP
7 5 (5.00%) VMware
8 4 (4.00%) Citrix
8 4 (4.00%) Ericsson
8 4 (4.00%) Nimsoft
9 3 (3.00%) Cramer
9 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.00%) Meridio
10 2 (2.00%) NetApp
10 2 (2.00%) Nokia Networks
10 2 (2.00%) Symantec
10 2 (2.00%) Tellabs
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