Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 96 53
Rank change year-on-year +16 -43 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 93 76 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.29% 1.87% 3.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.31% 13.92% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 54
Berkshire median daily rate £356 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +36.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £118 £148 £210
90th Percentile £513 £560 £484
South East median daily rate £300 £323 £375
% change year-on-year -7.19% -13.80% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 23
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.50 £12.70 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.66% -10.88% -33.87%
10th Percentile £25.75 £12.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £27.25 £12.80 £25.20
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +40.00% -35.90%

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 508 546 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.49% 13.43% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 250 252
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £205 £257 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 39
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.25 £28.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.80% +98.25% -33.87%
10th Percentile £27.78 £12.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.60 £36.65
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £17.43
% change year-on-year -20.00% +43.43% -41.90%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -6 28 £363 -14.71% 9
Slough -1 18 £253 -42.61% 4
Bracknell -15 9 £238 -7.23% 1
Newbury -1 4 £450 +200.00% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £308 -
Wokingham - 2 £500 - 3
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 30 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 18 (19.35%) Service Delivery
3 17 (18.28%) Finance
4 16 (17.20%) Service Management
4 16 (17.20%) Degree
4 16 (17.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (16.13%) Incident Management
5 15 (16.13%) ITIL
6 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Excel
6 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
6 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
7 12 (12.90%) Huawei
8 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (11.83%) Firewall
9 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
9 10 (10.75%) WAN
9 10 (10.75%) Cisco
9 10 (10.75%) Windows
9 10 (10.75%) ERP
9 10 (10.75%) Workflow
9 10 (10.75%) Data Centre
10 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
10 9 (9.68%) Network Management
10 9 (9.68%) BMC
10 9 (9.68%) Process Management
11 8 (8.60%) Change Management
11 8 (8.60%) Oracle
11 8 (8.60%) Process Improvement
11 8 (8.60%) Analytics
12 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (2.15%) IIS
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.15%) Eloqua
4 1 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) Firewall
2 10 (10.75%) WAN
3 7 (7.53%) GSM
3 7 (7.53%) LTE
3 7 (7.53%) Node B
3 7 (7.53%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (7.53%) RNC
3 7 (7.53%) UMTS
3 7 (7.53%) WiMAX
3 7 (7.53%) Wireless
4 6 (6.45%) 3G
4 6 (6.45%) 4G
4 6 (6.45%) LAN
5 5 (5.38%) 2G
5 5 (5.38%) Network Security
6 4 (4.30%) BGP
6 4 (4.30%) DWDM
6 4 (4.30%) EIGRP
6 4 (4.30%) MPLS
6 4 (4.30%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.08%) DTS
3 1 (1.08%) HBase
3 1 (1.08%) Mahout
3 1 (1.08%) MySQL
3 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.08%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.08%) TestPartner
General
1 30 (32.26%) Telecoms
2 17 (18.28%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 9 (9.68%) Consultant
2 9 (9.68%) Service Manager
3 8 (8.60%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Wireless Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) Firewall Specialist
6 5 (5.38%) Incident Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Network Specialist
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Network Specialist
7 4 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.30%) Incident Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) ITIL Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Operations Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Quality Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) .NET
1 2 (2.15%) Middleware
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Business Workflow
2 1 (1.08%) COM
2 1 (1.08%) REST
2 1 (1.08%) SOAP
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Data Centre
1 10 (10.75%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) User Experience
4 5 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.30%) PACS
6 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.08%) Clustering
8 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.08%) EPoS
8 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Windows
2 7 (7.53%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.45%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Service Delivery
2 16 (17.20%) Continuous Improvement
2 16 (17.20%) Service Management
3 15 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 15 (16.13%) ITIL
4 11 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.75%) ERP
5 10 (10.75%) Workflow
6 9 (9.68%) Network Management
6 9 (9.68%) Process Management
7 8 (8.60%) Analytics
7 8 (8.60%) Change Management
7 8 (8.60%) Process Improvement
8 7 (7.53%) Customer-Centricity
8 7 (7.53%) Workflow Management
9 6 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (6.45%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.45%) Project Management
10 5 (5.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.45%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) Java
3 2 (2.15%) ABAP
4 1 (1.08%) C
4 1 (1.08%) C#
4 1 (1.08%) C++
4 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.08%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Degree
2 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.53%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) BC Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.30%) CCIP
5 4 (4.30%) CCNA
5 4 (4.30%) CCNP
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.30%) JNCIS
6 3 (3.23%) HNC
7 1 (1.08%) ACCA
7 1 (1.08%) CIMA
7 1 (1.08%) HND
7 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.08%) MCP
7 1 (1.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.30%) PMO
3 3 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Firmware
2 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.08%) HDFS
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.08%) Ambari
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.08%) Oozie
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
2 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) Huawei
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco
4 9 (9.68%) BMC
5 8 (8.60%) Oracle
6 7 (7.53%) Nortel
6 7 (7.53%) Remedy
7 6 (6.45%) Juniper
8 4 (4.30%) IFS
8 4 (4.30%) SAP
9 3 (3.23%) Alibaba
9 3 (3.23%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.23%) HP
9 3 (3.23%) Nokia
9 3 (3.23%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.23%) Workday
10 2 (2.15%) JD Edwards
10 2 (2.15%) McAfee
10 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (2.15%) VMware