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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 57 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.87% 0.69% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.69% 11.36% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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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
52 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.73% 6.09% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 29 23
Average daily rate £359 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.10% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £555 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Blackberry
4 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
5 5 (19.23%) MS Office
5 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
5 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) GSM
7 3 (11.54%) UMTS
7 3 (11.54%) Service Management
7 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
7 3 (11.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 3 (11.54%) Line Management
7 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (7.69%) RNC
8 2 (7.69%) Degree
8 2 (7.69%) WFM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.85%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) GSM
1 3 (11.54%) UMTS
2 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) SDH
2 2 (7.69%) ATM
2 2 (7.69%) RNC
2 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.85%) LTE
3 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.85%) 4G
3 1 (3.85%) GPRS
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) 3G
3 1 (3.85%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) ZAP BI
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) iPhone
3 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Statistics
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Android
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
1 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.54%) Line Management
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) WFM
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Practice Management
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
5 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) SOA
5 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.85%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) Dell Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) NFS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
2 3 (11.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (7.69%) RightFax
3 2 (7.69%) Amdocs
3 2 (7.69%) IronPort
3 2 (7.69%) Intel
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle