The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bristol region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 66 36 62
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +26
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.64% 1.69% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.71% 22.50% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£438 £253 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.26% +119.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £171 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £335 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -6.45%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
34 40 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.34% 7.50% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 24
Average daily rate £408 £323 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.35% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £230 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -6.29%
SLA
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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
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 23 July 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Data Security
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 2 (18.18%) Acronis
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
5 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Automotive
5 1 (9.09%) Lync
5 1 (9.09%) Mitel
5 1 (9.09%) Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Support Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (18.18%) Data Security
1 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Basel II
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) NetApp
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Acronis
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Mitel
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya