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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 49 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.25% 3.04% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.87% 26.88% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 13
Median daily rate £375 £225 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
61 93 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.06% 11.31% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 76 63
Median daily rate £400 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -59.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.40 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £98.60 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +13.63%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Cisco
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 5 (16.67%) MS Office
3 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) F5
3 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (13.33%) Nokia
5 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Demand Management
6 2 (6.67%) FWSM
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) Data Governance
6 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (6.67%) Finance
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds

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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP MDM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.67%) FWSM
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) Extranet
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) Intranet
5 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) MPLS
5 1 (3.33%) NAS
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) OLAP
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (3.33%) QlikView
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Field Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Data Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Field Service Technician
4 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support
4 2 (6.67%) Master Data Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) MDX
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Change Control
3 3 (10.00%) Demand Management
3 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Data Governance
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.33%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB
2 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.33%) MOM
1 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (16.67%) F5
3 4 (13.33%) Nokia
4 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) CA
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) IronPort
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Veritas