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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 44 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.95% 1.45% 0.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.62% 16.88% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
Median daily rate £350 £120 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 - £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 - £17.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +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
73 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.29% 8.59% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 56 47
Median daily rate £370 £391 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% +5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £271 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £480 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 12
Median hourly rate £33.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 24 (46.15%) Service Delivery
2 20 (38.46%) Data Centre
3 18 (34.62%) Finance
4 15 (28.85%) Nokia
4 15 (28.85%) CheckPoint
4 15 (28.85%) Cisco
4 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
4 15 (28.85%) Firewall
5 14 (26.92%) ITIL
5 14 (26.92%) Windows
6 13 (25.00%) Service Management
6 13 (25.00%) Network Security
7 12 (23.08%) F5
7 12 (23.08%) Demand Management
8 8 (15.38%) Java
8 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 6 (11.54%) Lotus
9 6 (11.54%) Dell
9 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
9 6 (11.54%) SQL
9 6 (11.54%) IBM Notes
9 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
9 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
10 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
10 5 (9.62%) Billing
10 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
10 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (9.62%) Facilities Management
10 5 (9.62%) IBM Domino

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 6 (11.54%) IBM Notes
2 5 (9.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (9.62%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Acrobat
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) Firewall
2 13 (25.00%) Network Security
3 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) Internet
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.77%) FWSM
5 3 (5.77%) VPN
5 3 (5.77%) Wireless
6 1 (1.92%) 3G
6 1 (1.92%) 4G
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.92%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) LTE
6 1 (1.92%) MPLS
6 1 (1.92%) PPP
6 1 (1.92%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MS Access
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Billing
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Check Point Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco Security Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Firewall Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Network Security Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Security Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Deskside Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Deskside Support
6 4 (7.69%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Service Transition Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) Field Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.62%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.62%) Windows 2000
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Service Delivery
2 14 (26.92%) ITIL
3 13 (25.00%) Service Management
4 12 (23.08%) Demand Management
5 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (9.62%) Facilities Management
5 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.62%) Process Management
6 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) Internal Audit
7 2 (3.85%) ITSM
7 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.85%) Office Automation
7 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.85%) Project Governance
7 2 (3.85%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.85%) SIEM
7 2 (3.85%) Validation
7 2 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) Java
2 6 (11.54%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) MCSE
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) CheckPoint
1 15 (28.85%) Cisco
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
1 15 (28.85%) Nokia
2 12 (23.08%) F5
3 6 (11.54%) Dell
3 6 (11.54%) Lotus
4 5 (9.62%) Adobe
4 5 (9.62%) Apple
4 5 (9.62%) Citrix
4 5 (9.62%) Symantec
5 3 (5.77%) IronPort
6 2 (3.85%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) CA
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds