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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 62 46
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.47% 0.77% 1.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.31% 12.07% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£120 £100 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £100 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £100 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £92.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -81.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +22.10%
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
64 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 7.24% 6.39% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 32
Average daily rate £373 £396 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.93% +14.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £157.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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 1 May 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 (38.46%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
4 6 (23.08%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
5 5 (19.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 5 (19.23%) Line Management
6 4 (15.38%) RNC
6 4 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (15.38%) ATM
6 4 (15.38%) GSM
6 4 (15.38%) SDH
6 4 (15.38%) UMTS
6 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 4 (15.38%) Finance
6 4 (15.38%) WFM
6 4 (15.38%) MS Office
7 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Law
7 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
7 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
7 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) RNC
1 4 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (15.38%) ATM
1 4 (15.38%) GSM
1 4 (15.38%) SDH
1 4 (15.38%) UMTS
1 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) 2G
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.85%) 4G
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Field Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
2 2 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
2 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Service Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
3 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support
3 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Change Management
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) Line Management
4 4 (15.38%) WFM
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) ITSM
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.85%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Dell Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ECDL
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.85%) MCDST
3 1 (3.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.85%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
1 5 (19.23%) Ericsson
1 5 (19.23%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) Amdocs
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) Remedy
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee