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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 35 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9  
Contract jobs citing SLA 57 108 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.10% 4.64% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.46% 35.88% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 20
Median daily rate £269 £260 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £472 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 233 301 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 12.68% 12.94% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 139 109
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 16
Median hourly rate £20.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

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 26 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 +4 35 £200 -19.19% 1
Bracknell -5 6 £257 +3.73% 3
Newbury +2 4 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £130 - 1
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (31.63%) Telecoms
2 29 (29.59%) ITIL
3 22 (22.45%) Security Cleared
4 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
5 17 (17.35%) Degree
5 17 (17.35%) Microsoft
6 16 (16.33%) Service Management
7 13 (13.27%) Incident Management
7 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
7 13 (13.27%) Windows
7 13 (13.27%) Customer Requirements
8 11 (11.22%) Cisco
9 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (9.18%) Java
10 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
10 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
10 9 (9.18%) CRM
10 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
10 9 (9.18%) Finance
11 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
11 8 (8.16%) HP
11 8 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (7.14%) SQL
12 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.14%) Break/Fix
13 6 (6.12%) Remedy
13 6 (6.12%) Firewall

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 (9.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) Apache
2 2 (2.04%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (5.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.04%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) IaaS
1 3 (3.06%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.04%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.04%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) DNS
1 6 (6.12%) Firewall
2 5 (5.10%) Internet
2 5 (5.10%) LTE
3 4 (4.08%) 3G
3 4 (4.08%) DHCP
4 3 (3.06%) 2G
4 3 (3.06%) 4G
4 3 (3.06%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (3.06%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.04%) GSM
5 2 (2.04%) Intranet
5 2 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.04%) LAN
5 2 (2.04%) SDH
5 2 (2.04%) UTRAN
5 2 (2.04%) VLAN
5 2 (2.04%) VPN
5 2 (2.04%) VSAN
6 1 (1.02%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.04%) Big Data
2 2 (2.04%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.04%) HBase
2 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.04%) Sqoop
3 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.06%) gulp
1 3 (3.06%) Protractor
1 3 (3.06%) Subversion
1 3 (3.06%) webpack
2 2 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (31.63%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.18%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) Billing
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Law
6 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.02%) Advertising
7 1 (1.02%) Electronics
7 1 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (1.02%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 9 (9.18%) Analyst
2 9 (9.18%) Delivery Manager
2 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
3 7 (7.14%) Architect
3 7 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
4 6 (6.12%) Incident Manager
4 6 (6.12%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.12%) Transmission Delivery Manager
5 5 (5.10%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.10%) Service Architect
5 5 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (4.08%) Consultant
6 4 (4.08%) Data Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) Junior
6 4 (4.08%) Junior Service Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.06%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Angular 2
1 3 (3.06%) AngularJS
1 3 (3.06%) CSS
1 3 (3.06%) CSS3
1 3 (3.06%) HTML
1 3 (3.06%) HTML5
1 3 (3.06%) Node.js
1 3 (3.06%) REST
1 3 (3.06%) SOAP
1 3 (3.06%) Web Services
2 2 (2.04%) Flash
2 2 (2.04%) Memcached
2 2 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.10%) PKI
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Learning Management System
3 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.04%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.02%) e-Health
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.10%) Linux
4 3 (3.06%) Unix
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Solaris
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.59%) ITIL
2 16 (16.33%) Service Management
3 13 (13.27%) Customer Requirements
3 13 (13.27%) Incident Management
4 9 (9.18%) CRM
5 8 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (8.16%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.14%) Break/Fix
6 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.10%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.10%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.10%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.08%) Information Security
8 4 (4.08%) Migration
8 4 (4.08%) Project Management
8 4 (4.08%) SDLC
8 4 (4.08%) Secure Coding
8 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.18%) Java
2 7 (7.14%) SQL
3 5 (5.10%) Python
4 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.06%) Ruby
5 3 (3.06%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.04%) Perl
6 2 (2.04%) VB
7 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
3 17 (17.35%) Degree
4 8 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.06%) MCP
6 3 (3.06%) MCSE
6 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.04%) CCNA
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.04%) CISM
7 2 (2.04%) CISSP
7 2 (2.04%) HNC
7 2 (2.04%) HND
7 2 (2.04%) VCDX
7 2 (2.04%) VCP6
7 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.02%) CCENT
8 1 (1.02%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.04%) Corosync
3 2 (2.04%) Docker
3 2 (2.04%) HDFS
3 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.04%) vCloud
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Puppet
2 4 (4.08%) Ansible
2 4 (4.08%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) SCOM
3 3 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.06%) SCSM
4 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.04%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (2.04%) Oozie
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.04%) Pacemaker
4 2 (2.04%) vRealize
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Cisco
3 8 (8.16%) HP
4 6 (6.12%) Huawei
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle
4 6 (6.12%) Remedy
5 3 (3.06%) Ericsson
5 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.06%) SAP
5 3 (3.06%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.06%) VMware
6 2 (2.04%) Citrix
6 2 (2.04%) Juniper
6 2 (2.04%) Meridio
6 2 (2.04%) NetApp
6 2 (2.04%) Nimsoft
6 2 (2.04%) Nokia
6 2 (2.04%) Nokia Networks
6 2 (2.04%) Nortel
6 2 (2.04%) Symantec
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
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