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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 26 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing SLA 35 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.10% 5.55% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.46% 40.34% 41.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 2
Median daily rate £200 £248 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.19% -18.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £127 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 91 119 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 15.85% 13.76% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 37
Median daily rate £406 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £235 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 (47.06%) ITIL
2 19 (37.25%) Telecoms
3 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
4 11 (21.57%) Service Management
4 11 (21.57%) Degree
5 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
7 8 (15.69%) Service Delivery
7 8 (15.69%) CRM
7 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
7 8 (15.69%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (15.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (15.69%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
8 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
8 7 (13.73%) Windows
9 6 (11.76%) Huawei
10 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
10 5 (9.80%) Trend Analysis
11 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.84%) Finance
11 4 (7.84%) Remedy
11 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
11 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
11 4 (7.84%) Billing
12 3 (5.88%) Supplier Management
12 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing

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 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) DHCP
1 3 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) 2G
2 2 (3.92%) 3G
2 2 (3.92%) LTE
3 1 (1.96%) 4G
3 1 (1.96%) GSM
3 1 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.96%) UTRAN
3 1 (1.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
1 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.92%) HBase
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (3.92%) Sqoop
General
1 19 (37.25%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Billing
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Service Manager
2 9 (17.65%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (11.76%) Transmission Delivery Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Incident Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Telecoms Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Junior
5 4 (7.84%) Junior Service Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Learning Management System
2 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Service Management
3 8 (15.69%) CRM
3 8 (15.69%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (15.69%) Service Delivery
4 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.80%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.88%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (5.88%) Change Control
7 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (5.88%) Migration
7 3 (5.88%) Process Improvement
7 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery Management
7 3 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (5.88%) MCP
5 3 (5.88%) MCSE
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.92%) VCP6
6 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.96%) CCENT
7 1 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.96%) ECDL
7 1 (1.96%) HNC
7 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) HDFS
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Firmware
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Oozie
2 1 (1.96%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Huawei
3 4 (7.84%) Remedy
4 3 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.96%) BMC
6 1 (1.96%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.96%) Nokia
6 1 (1.96%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) Virgin Media