The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South West / Bristol
Rank 49 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.48% 3.43% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 26.21% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 10
Median daily rate £381 £350 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +118.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.75 £18.25 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-13.69% +30.96%

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
76 103 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.93% 13.09% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 79 65
Median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £170 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £470 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £42.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-47.67% +75.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SLA.

1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
2 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
3 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
4 6 (18.75%) MS Office
4 6 (18.75%) Change Management
4 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 6 (18.75%) F5
5 5 (15.63%) Network Security
5 5 (15.63%) VPN
5 5 (15.63%) Nokia
5 5 (15.63%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) Dell
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
6 4 (12.50%) Wireless
6 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.50%) Demand Management
6 4 (12.50%) Office 365
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (9.38%) Change Control
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
7 3 (9.38%) Android
7 3 (9.38%) RSA SecurID

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Maximo
1 1 (3.13%) SAP MDM
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) Network Security
2 5 (15.63%) VPN
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (12.50%) WAN
3 4 (12.50%) Wireless
4 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.25%) DNS
5 2 (6.25%) FWSM
5 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (3.13%) Extranet
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) Intranet
6 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.13%) MPLS
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
6 1 (3.13%) SAN
6 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.13%) OLAP
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (3.13%) QlikView
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) IT Support
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (9.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
3 6 (18.75%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) Demand Management
5 3 (9.38%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.38%) ITSM
5 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Data Governance
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Management
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.13%) MOM
1 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) F5
3 5 (15.63%) HP
3 5 (15.63%) Nokia
4 4 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (9.38%) Apple
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Toshiba
6 2 (6.25%) IronPort
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) CA
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) Cognos
7 1 (3.13%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas
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