Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 76 44
Rank change year-on-year +23 -32 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 127 87 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.31% 2.17% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.71% 16.96% 31.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 68
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £400 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +53.85% -20.00%
10th Percentile £118 £166 £152
90th Percentile £488 £580 £488
South East median daily rate £338 £340 £345
% change year-on-year -0.74% -1.45% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 28
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +28.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £19.40 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £27.78 £22.50 £24.44
South East median hourly rate £14.45 £16.00 £14.18
% change year-on-year -9.69% +12.87% -17.83%

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 514 513 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.39% 12.79% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 253 297
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.26%
10th Percentile £205 £230 £217
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +76.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £18.95 £13.80 £12.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £41.00 £25.30
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £19.56 £21.33
% change year-on-year +12.46% -8.29% -1.02%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 0 49 £400 -5.88% 4
Slough +14 23 £130 -76.36%
Newbury -3 8 £475 +291.75%
Bracknell -7 4 £225 -7.98% 2
Maidenhead -2 3 £350 - 1
Wokingham -13 2 - - 1
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 53 (41.73%) Telecoms
2 36 (28.35%) Degree
3 32 (25.20%) Service Management
4 28 (22.05%) Huawei
5 27 (21.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (18.90%) Linux
7 23 (18.11%) Oracle
8 22 (17.32%) Remedy
9 21 (16.54%) Workflow
9 21 (16.54%) BMC
9 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
9 21 (16.54%) Data Centre
10 20 (15.75%) Remedy ITSM
11 19 (14.96%) Cisco
12 18 (14.17%) Service Delivery
13 17 (13.39%) Finance
13 17 (13.39%) SQL
13 17 (13.39%) ITIL
13 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (12.60%) Incident Management
15 15 (11.81%) Unix
15 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (11.81%) Firewall
16 14 (11.02%) Project Management
16 14 (11.02%) Self-Motivation
17 13 (10.24%) Customer-Centricity
17 13 (10.24%) Process Improvement
17 13 (10.24%) ITSM
17 13 (10.24%) Management Information System

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 3 (2.36%) Apache
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.36%) Eloqua
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.79%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.94%) Office 365
3 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) Firewall
2 5 (3.94%) WAN
3 4 (3.15%) LAN
3 4 (3.15%) Network Security
3 4 (3.15%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.36%) 3G
4 3 (2.36%) 4G
4 3 (2.36%) 5G
4 3 (2.36%) Internet
5 2 (1.57%) BGP
5 2 (1.57%) DWDM
5 2 (1.57%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.57%) MPLS
5 2 (1.57%) OSPF
5 2 (1.57%) RIP
5 2 (1.57%) SDH
5 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.57%) VPN
5 2 (1.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.36%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) DTS
3 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.79%) MS Access
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
General
1 53 (41.73%) Telecoms
2 17 (13.39%) Finance
3 13 (10.24%) Mandarin Language
4 11 (8.66%) Front Office
5 10 (7.87%) Back Office
6 3 (2.36%) Marketing
6 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 2 (1.57%) Advertising
7 2 (1.57%) Billing
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.79%) Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 25 (19.69%) Analyst
2 24 (18.90%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Service Manager
4 12 (9.45%) OSS Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (7.87%) OSS Support Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) 1st Line Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (7.09%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (6.30%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.72%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 6 (4.72%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.94%) Consultant
9 5 (3.94%) Operations Manager
10 4 (3.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.36%) Firewall Specialist
11 3 (2.36%) Senior Network Specialist
11 3 (2.36%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) SOAP
2 2 (1.57%) Middleware
2 2 (1.57%) REST
2 2 (1.57%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) Memcached
3 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Computer Science
1 21 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (11.02%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (10.24%) Management Information System
5 12 (9.45%) Private Cloud
5 12 (9.45%) Virtual Team
6 10 (7.87%) Robotics
7 6 (4.72%) User Experience
8 4 (3.15%) PACS
9 1 (0.79%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.79%) Handset
9 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.79%) Optoelectronics
9 1 (0.79%) PMI
9 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.90%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) Unix
3 9 (7.09%) Windows
4 3 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.57%) CentOS
5 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.57%) Solaris
5 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Service Management
2 27 (21.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.54%) Workflow
4 18 (14.17%) Service Delivery
5 17 (13.39%) ITIL
6 16 (12.60%) Incident Management
7 14 (11.02%) Project Management
8 13 (10.24%) Customer-Centricity
8 13 (10.24%) ITSM
8 13 (10.24%) Process Improvement
9 10 (7.87%) Change Control
9 10 (7.87%) Performance Optimisation
9 10 (7.87%) Problem Management
9 10 (7.87%) Task Automation
9 10 (7.87%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.09%) Matrix Management
11 8 (6.30%) Analytics
11 8 (6.30%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.39%) SQL
2 8 (6.30%) Python
3 7 (5.51%) Java
4 5 (3.94%) C
4 5 (3.94%) PHP
5 2 (1.57%) ABAP
5 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (28.35%) Degree
2 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.09%) MOS
4 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) ACCA
6 2 (1.57%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.57%) CCIP
6 2 (1.57%) CCNA
6 2 (1.57%) CCNP
6 2 (1.57%) CIMA
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.57%) HNC
6 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.57%) JNCIS
6 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.79%) OCA
7 1 (0.79%) OCP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) PMO
1 5 (3.94%) QA
2 4 (3.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.15%) Firmware
2 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.57%) NFS
3 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) SCCM
2 3 (2.36%) Puppet
2 3 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.79%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.79%) Ansible
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.79%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 28 (22.05%) Huawei
2 23 (18.11%) Oracle
3 22 (17.32%) Remedy
4 21 (16.54%) BMC
5 19 (14.96%) Cisco
6 12 (9.45%) Alibaba
7 11 (8.66%) Microsoft
8 10 (7.87%) HP
8 10 (7.87%) IBM
8 10 (7.87%) TIBCO
9 9 (7.09%) ComArch
9 9 (7.09%) Sun
9 9 (7.09%) UiPath
10 8 (6.30%) SAP
11 6 (4.72%) Citrix
12 4 (3.15%) IFS
12 4 (3.15%) Nortel
13 3 (2.36%) EMC
13 3 (2.36%) Juniper
13 3 (2.36%) NetApp