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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.02% 1.54% 0.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.63% 15.05% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 2
Median daily rate £328 £215 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.32% -50.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £98 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
102 93 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.85% 10.25% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 33
Median daily rate £381 £373 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £156 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £459 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £33.05 £100.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.95% +566.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016, 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 16 (35.56%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) Nokia
2 15 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 15 (33.33%) Firewall
2 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 14 (31.11%) Finance
4 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
5 11 (24.44%) Windows
6 10 (22.22%) F5
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.00%) Network Management
8 8 (17.78%) Network Security
8 8 (17.78%) Demand Management
9 7 (15.56%) FWSM
9 7 (15.56%) Unified Communications
9 7 (15.56%) Wireless
9 7 (15.56%) VPN
9 7 (15.56%) IronPort
9 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (13.33%) IP Telephony
10 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
10 6 (13.33%) IBM
10 6 (13.33%) HP
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (13.33%) ITIL
10 6 (13.33%) CA
10 6 (13.33%) MPLS
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus

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 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.22%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.22%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) Network Security
3 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (15.56%) FWSM
3 7 (15.56%) Unified Communications
3 7 (15.56%) VPN
3 7 (15.56%) Wireless
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (13.33%) IP Telephony
4 6 (13.33%) MPLS
5 1 (2.22%) 3G
5 1 (2.22%) 4G
5 1 (2.22%) LTE
5 1 (2.22%) PPP
5 1 (2.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Network Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Network Security Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Security Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Check Point Analyst
5 7 (15.56%) Firewall Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Consultant
6 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (8.89%) Field Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Field Service Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) PDA
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 9 (20.00%) Network Management
3 8 (17.78%) Demand Management
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) Time Management
5 3 (6.67%) Workflow
6 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Facilities Management
6 2 (4.44%) Process Management
6 2 (4.44%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (2.22%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.67%) VB
3 2 (4.44%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) CCA
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Cisco
2 15 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 15 (33.33%) Nokia
3 10 (22.22%) F5
4 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.56%) IronPort
6 6 (13.33%) CA
6 6 (13.33%) HP
6 6 (13.33%) IBM
6 6 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.67%) Apple
7 3 (6.67%) SAP
8 1 (2.22%) Lotus
8 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow