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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 61 65
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.31% 1.38% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.87% 15.58% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 1
Average daily rate £350 £140 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -56.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
97 77 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.48% 8.85% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 63 44
Average daily rate £350 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £220 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 26 (54.17%) Service Delivery
2 20 (41.67%) Data Centre
3 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 17 (35.42%) Windows
5 16 (33.33%) Finance
6 13 (27.08%) Cisco
6 13 (27.08%) ITIL
7 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 12 (25.00%) Firewall
7 12 (25.00%) Nokia
7 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (25.00%) Network Security
8 11 (22.92%) Service Management
9 9 (18.75%) F5
9 9 (18.75%) Demand Management
10 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 7 (14.58%) Dell
11 7 (14.58%) Billing
12 6 (12.50%) Internet
12 6 (12.50%) Citrix
12 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 6 (12.50%) Java
12 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 5 (10.42%) Apple iOS
13 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000
13 5 (10.42%) IBM Notes
13 5 (10.42%) IBM Domino
13 5 (10.42%) MS Office
13 5 (10.42%) Adobe

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (10.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (10.42%) IBM Domino
1 5 (10.42%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Acrobat
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) Firewall
1 12 (25.00%) Network Security
2 6 (12.50%) Internet
2 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.17%) FWSM
4 2 (4.17%) LAN
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
5 1 (2.08%) SAN
5 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.08%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Billing
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Cisco Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) Cisco Security Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) Network Security Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) Security Analyst
5 9 (18.75%) Check Point Analyst
5 9 (18.75%) Firewall Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) Service Manager
8 4 (8.33%) Administrator
8 4 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (8.33%) Deskside Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Deskside Support
8 4 (8.33%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
9 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Service Transition Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 20 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.42%) Apple iOS
4 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Vista
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Service Delivery
2 13 (27.08%) ITIL
3 11 (22.92%) Service Management
4 9 (18.75%) Demand Management
5 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (8.33%) Facilities Management
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 4 (8.33%) Process Management
7 3 (6.25%) ITSM
7 3 (6.25%) Line Management
7 3 (6.25%) Network Management
7 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.17%) Internal Audit
8 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.17%) Office Automation
8 2 (4.17%) Process Improvement
8 2 (4.17%) Quality Management
8 2 (4.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Cisco
3 12 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (25.00%) Nokia
4 9 (18.75%) F5
5 7 (14.58%) Dell
6 6 (12.50%) Citrix
7 5 (10.42%) Adobe
7 5 (10.42%) Apple
7 5 (10.42%) Lotus
7 5 (10.42%) Symantec
8 2 (4.17%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.17%) IronPort
8 2 (4.17%) LogRhythm
8 2 (4.17%) SAP
9 1 (2.08%) HP
9 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle
9 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.08%) VMware
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