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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 55 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.63% 0.82% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 14.89% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£130 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
45 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.90% 5.52% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 16
Average daily rate £356 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.12% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.25 £15.00 £15.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) MS Office
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) ITIL
4 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (12.50%) BEA
8 3 (12.50%) ISA Server
8 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (12.50%) McAfee
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) Firewall
8 3 (12.50%) .NET
8 3 (12.50%) J2EE
8 3 (12.50%) UNIX
8 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
8 3 (12.50%) IIS
8 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) JBoss
8 3 (12.50%) Apache

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (12.50%) IIS
1 3 (12.50%) JBoss
1 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) OLAP
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) OLTP
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Supervisor
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) UNIX
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Demand Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) Contact Management
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) ARCserve
2 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) BEA
3 3 (12.50%) McAfee
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) Ektron
4 2 (8.33%) Adobe
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Pega
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Sun
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle