Period
to 25 February 2018

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 February 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 37 31
Rank change year-on-year -26 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 61 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.07% 4.30% 5.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.12% 38.61% 42.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 38
Reading median daily rate £425 £300 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% +16.50% +85.25%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £143
90th Percentile £550 £475 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +23.08% +3.17% +45.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 11
Reading median hourly rate - £25.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.01% -10.21%
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.70 £15.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -15.33% -30.39% -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 146 158 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.08% 11.15% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 80 131
Reading median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £278 £220 £165
90th Percentile £573 £500 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £394 £365
% change year-on-year +1.59% +7.88% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 15
Reading median hourly rate £28.09 £52.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.50% +143.62% -10.21%
10th Percentile £13.78 £22.42 £17.10
90th Percentile £43.93 £61.50 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +112.50% -25.75% -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 February 2018.

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 February 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 Reading region with a requirement for SLA.

1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) Unix
3 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (32.00%) Oracle
5 7 (28.00%) Project Management
5 7 (28.00%) Workflow
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Data Analysis
5 7 (28.00%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (28.00%) Defect Management
5 7 (28.00%) Sonata
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (20.00%) Java
8 4 (16.00%) Remedy
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) Microservices
9 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
9 3 (12.00%) DevOps
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) Windows
9 3 (12.00%) Linux
9 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.00%) Change Management
9 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.00%) BDD
9 3 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (12.00%) NoSQL

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 6 (24.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (28.00%) Sonata
2 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) 3G
1 1 (4.00%) 4G
1 1 (4.00%) BGP
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (4.00%) FCAPS
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) HSRP
1 1 (4.00%) IKE
1 1 (4.00%) IPsec
1 1 (4.00%) LTE
1 1 (4.00%) MPLS
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
1 1 (4.00%) OSPF
1 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.00%) SNMP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
1 1 (4.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) NuGet
2 1 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Billing
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 6 (24.00%) Programmer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Programmer
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Ab Initio Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Business Transformation Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Head of Development
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) WebCenter Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) REST
2 2 (8.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.00%) JPA
3 1 (4.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Data Analysis
1 7 (28.00%) Defect Management
1 7 (28.00%) Project Management
1 7 (28.00%) Systems Analysis
1 7 (28.00%) Workflow
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Microservices
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) BDD
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Metaprogramming
4 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) CQL
5 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCDST
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Control-M
2 1 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (4.00%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Opsview
2 1 (4.00%) Rancher
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Remedy
3 2 (8.00%) Ab Initio
3 2 (8.00%) BMC
3 2 (8.00%) FairCom
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO