Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 90 48
Rank change year-on-year +28 -42 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 122 83 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.96% 2.02% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.78% 15.60% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 71
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £377 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.16% +47.84% -21.54%
10th Percentile £118 £148 £158
90th Percentile £523 £560 £494
South East median daily rate £325 £340 £351
% change year-on-year -4.41% -3.00% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 23
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.75 £16.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.82% +34.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £19.23 £14.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £26.48 £22.50 £25.20
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.35
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% -22.43%

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 513 532 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.43% 12.94% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 252 274
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £392
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.17% +4.40%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £220
90th Percentile £575 £571 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 34
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £23.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.68% +80.77% -39.68%
10th Percentile £22.85 £14.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £41.20 £52.50 £30.48
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £23.50 £21.36
% change year-on-year -14.57% +10.04% -0.90%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +3 52 £400 -5.88% 3
Slough +8 23 £130 -70.45% 3
Bracknell -7 8 £231 -9.93% 3
Maidenhead +6 3 £350 -
Wokingham -12 2 £500 +284.62%
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 45 (36.89%) Telecoms
2 30 (24.59%) Degree
3 26 (21.31%) Service Management
4 25 (20.49%) Huawei
4 25 (20.49%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (18.85%) Remedy
6 22 (18.03%) BMC
7 21 (17.21%) Oracle
7 21 (17.21%) Workflow
7 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (17.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 20 (16.39%) Firewall
8 20 (16.39%) Service Delivery
9 19 (15.57%) Computer Science
10 17 (13.93%) Incident Management
10 17 (13.93%) Linux
10 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Excel
11 16 (13.11%) Unix
11 16 (13.11%) SQL
12 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
13 14 (11.48%) Finance
13 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
13 14 (11.48%) Data Centre
13 14 (11.48%) Customer-Centricity
14 13 (10.66%) ITSM
14 13 (10.66%) Management Information System
14 13 (10.66%) Cisco
14 13 (10.66%) ITIL
15 12 (9.84%) HP
16 11 (9.02%) Test Automation

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 (2.46%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.64%) Apache
2 2 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.82%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (17.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.46%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.82%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.46%) Office 365
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.39%) Firewall
2 9 (7.38%) WAN
3 8 (6.56%) LTE
3 8 (6.56%) Wireless
4 7 (5.74%) 3G
4 7 (5.74%) 4G
4 7 (5.74%) GSM
4 7 (5.74%) LAN
4 7 (5.74%) Node B
4 7 (5.74%) RNC
4 7 (5.74%) UMTS
4 7 (5.74%) WiMAX
5 6 (4.92%) Network Security
5 6 (4.92%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (4.10%) 2G
7 3 (2.46%) RIP
7 3 (2.46%) SDH
7 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.46%) VPLS
7 3 (2.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.82%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.82%) HBase
2 1 (0.82%) Mahout
2 1 (0.82%) MS Access
2 1 (0.82%) MySQL
2 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.82%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.82%) TestPartner
General
1 45 (36.89%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.48%) Finance
3 11 (9.02%) Front Office
4 10 (8.20%) Back Office
5 6 (4.92%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (3.28%) Marketing
7 2 (1.64%) Billing
7 2 (1.64%) Electronics
7 2 (1.64%) Legal
7 2 (1.64%) Retail
8 1 (0.82%) Advertising
8 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Analyst
2 21 (17.21%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.84%) OSS Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (8.20%) OSS Support Engineer
5 9 (7.38%) Incident Analyst
5 9 (7.38%) Service Manager
6 7 (5.74%) Wireless Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) 1st Line Engineer
7 6 (4.92%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.10%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.10%) Consultant
8 5 (4.10%) Firewall Specialist
8 5 (4.10%) Network Specialist
8 5 (4.10%) Operations Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 5 (4.10%) Senior Network Specialist
9 3 (2.46%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.46%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) SOAP
2 2 (1.64%) REST
2 2 (1.64%) SAP Business Workflow
3 1 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) COM
3 1 (0.82%) Middleware
3 1 (0.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.82%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Computer Science
2 14 (11.48%) Data Centre
3 13 (10.66%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.20%) Robotics
5 8 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.92%) Private Cloud
6 6 (4.92%) User Experience
7 4 (3.28%) PACS
7 4 (3.28%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Handset
8 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.82%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.93%) Linux
2 16 (13.11%) Unix
3 11 (9.02%) Windows
4 6 (4.92%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.64%) CentOS
5 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.64%) Solaris
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.31%) Service Management
2 25 (20.49%) Continuous Improvement
3 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.21%) Workflow
4 20 (16.39%) Service Delivery
5 17 (13.93%) Incident Management
6 14 (11.48%) Customer-Centricity
7 13 (10.66%) ITIL
7 13 (10.66%) ITSM
8 11 (9.02%) Test Automation
9 10 (8.20%) Change Control
9 10 (8.20%) Process Improvement
9 10 (8.20%) Task Automation
9 10 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (7.38%) Analytics
10 9 (7.38%) ERP
11 8 (6.56%) Escalation Management
11 8 (6.56%) Network Management
11 8 (6.56%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.11%) SQL
2 3 (2.46%) Java
2 3 (2.46%) Python
3 2 (1.64%) ABAP
3 2 (1.64%) C
3 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.64%) Perl
4 1 (0.82%) C++
4 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) Degree
2 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.38%) MOS
4 8 (6.56%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.46%) CCIP
5 3 (2.46%) CCNA
5 3 (2.46%) CCNP
5 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.46%) HNC
5 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.46%) JNCIS
6 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.82%) ACCA
7 1 (0.82%) CIMA
7 1 (0.82%) HND
7 1 (0.82%) MCP
7 1 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) PMO
2 4 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.64%) QA
5 1 (0.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Firmware
2 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.64%) NFS
3 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.82%) HDFS
4 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) Puppet
1 3 (2.46%) SCCM
2 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.82%) Ambari
3 1 (0.82%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.82%) Ansible
3 1 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.82%) Oozie
3 1 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (20.49%) Huawei
2 23 (18.85%) Remedy
3 22 (18.03%) BMC
4 21 (17.21%) Oracle
5 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
6 13 (10.66%) Cisco
7 12 (9.84%) HP
8 10 (8.20%) IBM
9 9 (7.38%) ComArch
9 9 (7.38%) Sun
9 9 (7.38%) TIBCO
9 9 (7.38%) UiPath
10 7 (5.74%) Nortel
11 6 (4.92%) Alibaba
12 5 (4.10%) Juniper
13 4 (3.28%) Citrix
13 4 (3.28%) Ericsson
13 4 (3.28%) IFS
13 4 (3.28%) SAP
14 3 (2.46%) Workday