The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bristol region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 64 48 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +16
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.64% 1.56% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.71% 18.52% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate £100 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £92.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
56 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.98% 8.45% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 30
Average daily rate £375 £333 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -15.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £157.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
South West

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
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 18 April 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Data Security
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Acronis
5 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 1 (9.09%) RPG/400
5 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
5 1 (9.09%) Lync
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Legal
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Avaya
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) MCSA
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) MI Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
1 1 (9.09%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Data Security
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
3 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) RPG/400
1 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
1 1 (9.09%) RPG
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) NetApp
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Acronis
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Mitel