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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 53 59 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.63% 0.51% 2.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.93% 7.69% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-7.10% +9.09%
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
54 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.30% 6.67% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 26
Average daily rate £325 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £241 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £558 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
3 7 (24.14%) Blackberry
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
5 5 (17.24%) MS Office
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) GSM
5 5 (17.24%) UMTS
5 5 (17.24%) Ericsson
5 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
5 5 (17.24%) Change Management
5 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (17.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (17.24%) Line Management
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (13.79%) WFM
6 4 (13.79%) RNC
6 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
6 4 (13.79%) SDH
6 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
6 4 (13.79%) ATM
7 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) GSM
1 5 (17.24%) UMTS
2 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (13.79%) RNC
2 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
2 4 (13.79%) SDH
2 4 (13.79%) ATM
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) 3G
4 1 (3.45%) GPRS
4 1 (3.45%) 2G
4 1 (3.45%) 4G
4 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.45%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) ZAP BI
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) French Language
4 1 (3.45%) German Language
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Field Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) iPhone
3 2 (6.90%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Statistics
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
1 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
1 5 (17.24%) Change Management
1 5 (17.24%) Line Management
2 4 (13.79%) WFM
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.45%) BCP
5 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.45%) SOA
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ECDL
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Dell Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.45%) MCDST
2 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) NFS
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Ericsson
2 5 (17.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (6.90%) Amdocs
3 2 (6.90%) IronPort
3 2 (6.90%) RightFax
3 2 (6.90%) Intel
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya
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