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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 61 66 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.25% 0.74% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.94% 17.14% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Average daily rate
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£130 £438 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.28% +73.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £428 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £448 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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
69 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.87% 4.34% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 27 15
Average daily rate £373 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.35% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £584 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 8 (28.57%) MS Office
5 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
7 5 (17.86%) Finance
7 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (14.29%) Line Management
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) RNC
8 4 (14.29%) WFM
8 4 (14.29%) ATM
8 4 (14.29%) GSM
8 4 (14.29%) SDH
8 4 (14.29%) UMTS
8 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) McAfee
8 4 (14.29%) Ericsson
8 4 (14.29%) Citrix

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) JBoss
2 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) SDH
1 4 (14.29%) UMTS
1 4 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 4 (14.29%) ATM
1 4 (14.29%) GSM
1 4 (14.29%) RNC
1 4 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) Intranet
3 2 (7.14%) VoIP
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) OLAP
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) OLTP
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Field Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
3 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (3.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX
4 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Change Management
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) WFM
4 4 (14.29%) Line Management
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITSM
6 2 (7.14%) Demand Management
7 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
7 1 (3.57%) Contact Management
7 1 (3.57%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ECDL
3 1 (3.57%) MCDST
3 1 (3.57%) MCTS
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) ARCserve
1 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 4 (14.29%) McAfee
2 4 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (10.71%) BEA
3 3 (10.71%) Ektron
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Adobe
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Pega
5 1 (3.57%) Sun
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
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