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 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 / Slough
Rank 14 17 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12  
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 5.00% 5.50% 1.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 28.57% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £350 £353 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.70% +23.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
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 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 21 42 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 15.00% 19.27% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 22
Median daily rate £396 £353 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.26% +12.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Slough

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for SLA.

1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) Nortel
5 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
5 3 (21.43%) Remedy
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (21.43%) Huawei
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (14.29%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (14.29%) Pacemaker
6 2 (14.29%) Tellabs
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) Android
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SLA
Top Related 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 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HFM
1 1 (7.14%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) VLAN
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) ICMP
2 2 (14.29%) IGMP
2 2 (14.29%) SNMP
3 1 (7.14%) 2G
3 1 (7.14%) 4G
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) Frame Relay
3 1 (7.14%) LTE
3 1 (7.14%) Multicast
3 1 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (7.14%) RSVP
3 1 (7.14%) VPLS
3 1 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
General
1 8 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Optical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Memcached
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) IPTV
2 2 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
2 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) e-Health
3 1 (7.14%) STB
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Fault Management
4 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCIP
2 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
2 1 (7.14%) OCP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Corosync
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Amdocs OSS
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Pacemaker
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Ericsson
2 3 (21.43%) Huawei
2 3 (21.43%) Nortel
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Remedy
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Cramer
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Tellabs
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) Hyperion