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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 47 27 53
Rank change year-on-year -20 +26  
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 65 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.39% 6.44% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.62% 49.24% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 12
Median daily rate £475 £228 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.79% +7.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.75 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 74 132 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 11.06% 13.08% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 60 71
Median daily rate £423 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Reading

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Reading over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SLA in Reading

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 17 (32.69%) ITIL
1 17 (32.69%) Telecoms
2 13 (25.00%) Huawei
3 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 10 (19.23%) CRM
4 10 (19.23%) Degree
5 9 (17.31%) Service Management
5 9 (17.31%) Project Management
6 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 8 (15.38%) Billing
6 8 (15.38%) Trend Analysis
7 7 (13.46%) Matrix Organization
7 7 (13.46%) Process Improvement
7 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
7 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
7 7 (13.46%) MS Office
7 7 (13.46%) SAP
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.54%) ECDL
8 6 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (9.62%) Learning Management System
9 5 (9.62%) Change Control
9 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
9 5 (9.62%) Migration
9 5 (9.62%) ERP
9 5 (9.62%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (7.69%) Windows
10 4 (7.69%) SQL

SLA
Top Related 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 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Office
2 6 (11.54%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (7.69%) Maya
4 1 (1.92%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.92%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) BGP
1 3 (5.77%) LAN
1 3 (5.77%) MPLS
1 3 (5.77%) OSPF
1 3 (5.77%) VPN
1 3 (5.77%) WAN
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) PBX
2 2 (3.85%) Skype
2 2 (3.85%) VPLS
3 1 (1.92%) DHCP
3 1 (1.92%) SAN
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.85%) Big Data
1 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.85%) HBase
1 2 (3.85%) Sqoop
General
1 17 (32.69%) Telecoms
2 8 (15.38%) Billing
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Incident Manager
2 7 (13.46%) Administrator
2 7 (13.46%) Problem Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Project Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) SAP Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Implementation Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Project Assistant
5 4 (7.69%) SAP Implementation Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Incident Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) PBX Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Telecoms Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.62%) Learning Management System
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) CRM
3 9 (17.31%) Project Management
3 9 (17.31%) Service Management
4 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 8 (15.38%) Trend Analysis
5 7 (13.46%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
5 7 (13.46%) Process Improvement
5 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.62%) Change Control
6 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
6 5 (9.62%) ERP
6 5 (9.62%) Migration
7 4 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) Time Management
9 2 (3.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 6 (11.54%) ECDL
3 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) CCNA
4 2 (3.85%) CCNP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.92%) HNC
5 1 (1.92%) HND
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) HDFS
2 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (3.85%) Oozie
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Huawei
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) SAP
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco
4 3 (5.77%) Remedy
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) Juniper
5 2 (3.85%) Nortel
6 1 (1.92%) Polycom
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) Tandberg