Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.72% 5.40% 3.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.69% 44.74% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Slough median daily rate £440 £225 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +95.56% -44.62% +56.25%
10th Percentile £296 £223 £205
90th Percentile £593 £365 £493
Berkshire median daily rate £372 £255 £325
% change year-on-year +45.98% -21.54% +44.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Slough median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +16.67% -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 Slough with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 51 38 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 17.35% 12.06% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 36
Slough median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +12.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £213 £223 £218
90th Percentile £526 £548 £544
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Slough median hourly rate - £8.50 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £13.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +92.31% -39.68% -10.21%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Slough over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) DHCP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Apple
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
3 4 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (50.00%) Forcepoint
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) VLAN
3 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Canon
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HFM
1 2 (25.00%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) VLAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Essbase
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) Development Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Hyperion Planning Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Planning Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Support
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Management
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCA
1 1 (12.50%) CCAA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Apple
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Forcepoint
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) Symantec
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Canon
2 3 (37.50%) MobileIron
2 3 (37.50%) Polycom
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Hyperion
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
4 1 (12.50%) Kofax
4 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam