Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 40 25
Rank change year-on-year -25 -15 +22
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 51 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.69% 4.10% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.02% 30.72% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 39
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +56.86% +13.97%
10th Percentile £118 £173 £113
90th Percentile £595 £521 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £245 £340 £260
% change year-on-year -27.94% +30.77% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -17.96% -1.02%
10th Percentile £21.50 £14.55 £18.50
90th Percentile £22.50 £55.13 £22.43
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +37.50% +28.00% -42.00%

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 164 166 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 12.07% 13.35% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 85 117
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +3.05%
10th Percentile £264 £228 £150
90th Percentile £625 £579 £519
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 8
Reading median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.59% -3.89% -1.02%
10th Percentile £18.75 £15.00 £19.21
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £24.36
Berkshire median hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +52.63% +52.00% -42.00%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 7 (30.43%) Degree
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Huawei
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) ITSM
3 5 (21.74%) IBM
3 5 (21.74%) Sun
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) MOS
4 4 (17.39%) Service Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) Remedy
5 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.70%) Microservices
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation

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 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) 4G
3 1 (4.35%) 5G
3 1 (4.35%) BGP
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
3 1 (4.35%) FCAPS
3 1 (4.35%) HSRP
3 1 (4.35%) IKE
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) IPsec
3 1 (4.35%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) OSPF
3 1 (4.35%) SNMP
3 1 (4.35%) VoLTE
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) Neo4j
1 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 2 (8.70%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) OSS Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) OSS Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Report Manager
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Head of Development
4 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Network Optimisation Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) OSS Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
1 1 (4.35%) JPA
1 1 (4.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Robotics
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Optoelectronics
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (21.74%) ITSM
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (8.70%) Microservices
4 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.35%) System Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Java 8
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) MOS
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 5 (21.74%) Huawei
2 5 (21.74%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Sun
3 3 (13.04%) Remedy
4 2 (8.70%) BMC
4 2 (8.70%) ComArch
4 2 (8.70%) CommVault
4 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.70%) Veeam
5 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) VMware