Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 31 52
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 33 76 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.60% 5.13% 3.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.08% 47.20% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 9
Reading median daily rate £425 £235 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.85% -27.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £367 £123 £201
90th Percentile £563 £393 £410
Berkshire median daily rate £372 £255 £325
% change year-on-year +45.98% -21.54% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 17
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +16.01% -10.21%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.25 £21.55
% change year-on-year +17.54% -33.87% -10.21%

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 143 161 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.26% 10.87% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 82 112
Reading median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +3.77%
10th Percentile £278 £158 £206
90th Percentile £555 £562 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 19
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £24.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.69% +13.69% -10.21%
10th Percentile £11.47 £20.47 £17.70
90th Percentile £21.40 £28.45 £26.59
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.90 £13.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +99.23% -39.68% -10.21%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for SLA.

1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 13 (39.39%) Unix
2 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (36.36%) Oracle
4 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 11 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 10 (30.30%) Sonata
5 10 (30.30%) Project Management
5 10 (30.30%) Workflow
5 10 (30.30%) Data Analysis
5 10 (30.30%) Systems Analysis
5 10 (30.30%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (27.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (12.12%) Remedy
9 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.12%) Change Management
9 4 (12.12%) Service Management
9 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
9 4 (12.12%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (9.09%) Change Control
10 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (9.09%) Migration
10 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
10 3 (9.09%) BMC

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 9 (27.27%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Oracle BPM
1 10 (30.30%) Sonata
2 3 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (3.03%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DHCP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst Programmer
2 9 (27.27%) Programmer
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 9 (27.27%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Service Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Junior
4 4 (12.12%) Junior Service Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Telecoms Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Implementation Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Ab Initio Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Operations Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
2 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
2 1 (3.03%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 10 (30.30%) Data Analysis
3 10 (30.30%) Project Management
3 10 (30.30%) Systems Analysis
3 10 (30.30%) Workflow
4 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Change Control
5 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.06%) Line Management
6 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) VCP6
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) CCENT
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Docker
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Control-M
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.03%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Remedy
4 3 (9.09%) BMC
4 3 (9.09%) SAP
5 2 (6.06%) Ab Initio
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) FairCom
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) VMware
6 1 (3.03%) Ariba
6 1 (3.03%) Huawei
6 1 (3.03%) TIBCO