The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 59 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.84% 1.65% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.45% 20.27% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
Median daily rate £230 £215 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% -50.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £118 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £351 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.77 £16.60
% change year-on-year
-8.52% -5.00%
SLA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
110 74 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.93% 8.15% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 59 39
Median daily rate £400 £350 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £143 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £28.15 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +23.75%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Bristol region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SLA.

1 11 (28.95%) Cisco
1 11 (28.95%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Nokia
2 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
3 9 (23.68%) Network Management
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.68%) Finance
4 8 (21.05%) IBM
5 7 (18.42%) VPN
5 7 (18.42%) HP
5 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
5 7 (18.42%) Unified Communications
6 6 (15.79%) F5
6 6 (15.79%) FWSM
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (15.79%) IronPort
6 6 (15.79%) CA
6 6 (15.79%) MPLS
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (15.79%) ITIL
6 6 (15.79%) Wireless
6 6 (15.79%) IP Telephony
7 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
8 4 (10.53%) Active Directory

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.63%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.63%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.63%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) Unified Communications
2 7 (18.42%) VPN
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (15.79%) FWSM
3 6 (15.79%) IP Telephony
3 6 (15.79%) MPLS
3 6 (15.79%) Wireless
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) 3G
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) Extranet
5 1 (2.63%) Intranet
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) Skype
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Network Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Field Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Field Service Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Network Management
2 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL
4 4 (10.53%) Demand Management
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Time Management
5 3 (7.89%) Workflow
6 2 (5.26%) Project Governance
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management
7 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.63%) Logistics
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.63%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.63%) Service Design
7 1 (2.63%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.89%) VB
3 2 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CCA
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
2 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.63%) MOM
2 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Cisco
2 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
2 10 (26.32%) Nokia
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) IBM
5 7 (18.42%) HP
6 6 (15.79%) CA
6 6 (15.79%) F5
6 6 (15.79%) IronPort
6 6 (15.79%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.89%) Apple
7 3 (7.89%) SAP
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix
8 1 (2.63%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.63%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) VMware