The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.47% 0.33% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.06% 20.00% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate
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£325 - £263
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 - £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.08% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.64 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -1.56%
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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
68 10 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.68% 1.64% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 6 27
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £650 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Project Management
4 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (25.00%) MS Office
4 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (15.00%) GSM
6 3 (15.00%) UMTS
6 3 (15.00%) Internet
7 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (10.00%) SDH
7 2 (10.00%) ATM
7 2 (10.00%) Intel
7 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) RNC
7 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) GSM
1 3 (15.00%) UMTS
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) RNC
2 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) SDH
2 2 (10.00%) ATM
2 2 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (5.00%) GPRS
3 1 (5.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) ZAP BI
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (10.00%) Support Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) Report Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Integration Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) iPhone
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) ITSM
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) WFM
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Basel II
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Intel
2 2 (10.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (10.00%) IronPort
2 2 (10.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (10.00%) RightFax
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
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