Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 17 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 58 30
Rank change year-on-year -16 -28 +20
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 28 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.87% 2.22% 5.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.95% 19.31% 44.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 34
Reading median daily rate £363 £425 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +53.15% -14.62%
10th Percentile £155 £369 £213
90th Percentile £630 £545 £464
Berkshire median daily rate £356 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -16.18% +30.77% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Reading median hourly rate - - £25.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.50 £12.70 £14.25
% change year-on-year +108.66% -10.88% -33.87%

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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 156 145 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.43% 11.51% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 94 82
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -15.49%
10th Percentile £156 £309 £228
90th Percentile £600 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Reading median hourly rate £62.50 £11.18 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +459.28% -54.39% +13.69%
10th Percentile £61.25 £10.59 £19.83
90th Percentile £63.75 £11.76 £29.80
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.25 £28.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year +70.80% +98.25% -33.87%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Reading

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Reading

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Reading over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Reading

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 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 Reading region with a requirement for SLA.

1 11 (39.29%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) Service Management
2 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Process Management
5 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 5 (17.86%) Workflow
5 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) BMC
5 5 (17.86%) Remedy
5 5 (17.86%) Data Quality
5 5 (17.86%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (14.29%) Workflow Management
6 4 (14.29%) Huawei
6 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (14.29%) ERP
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) User Experience
7 3 (10.71%) Analytics

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (7.14%) Eloqua
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Operations Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Quality Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Process Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Sales and Marketing Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Sales Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Sales Operations Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Sales Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Change Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) COM
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.57%) EPoS
5 1 (3.57%) PACS
5 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Service Management
2 7 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 5 (17.86%) Process Management
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Workflow
5 4 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (14.29%) ERP
5 4 (14.29%) Workflow Management
6 3 (10.71%) Analytics
6 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
6 3 (10.71%) eTOM
6 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) B2B
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
1 1 (3.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) MCDST
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) BMC
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.86%) Remedy
2 4 (14.29%) Huawei
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Workday
4 1 (3.57%) IFS
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com