The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 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 / Slough
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 12 25
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough - 9.09% 2.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 48.28% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £303
% change year-on-year -20.16% -1.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Slough with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 12 29 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 8.63% 18.83% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 18
Median daily rate £319 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.92% -3.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -10.71% +13.13%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Slough

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Slough

For the 6 months to 25 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 Slough region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (28.57%) Memcached
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) Corosync
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
3 2 (28.57%) Ansible
3 2 (28.57%) Pacemaker
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Apache

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (28.57%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) InfoPath
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DWDM
2 1 (14.29%) SDH
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Break Fix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Optical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Memcached
1 2 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
4 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) OCP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Corosync
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Pacemaker
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) NetApp
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Brocade
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Nortel
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy
2 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media