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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 61 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.01% 0.48% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.00% 11.11% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
60 27 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.73% 4.33% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 29
Average daily rate £400 £329 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.67% -12.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £289 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £635 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Internet
5 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) GSM
6 3 (18.75%) UMTS
7 2 (12.50%) SDH
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) ATM
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) WFM
7 2 (12.50%) RNC
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (12.50%) Line Management
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (6.25%) User Experience
8 1 (6.25%) RightFax

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Lync
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) GSM
2 3 (18.75%) UMTS
3 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (12.50%) ATM
3 2 (12.50%) RNC
3 2 (12.50%) SDH
3 2 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.25%) LTE
4 1 (6.25%) GPRS
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 2 (12.50%) WFM
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Document Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Data Security
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Practice Management
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Basel II
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (12.50%) Ericsson
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) IronPort
3 1 (6.25%) Acronis
3 1 (6.25%) RightFax
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Intel