The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.92% 1.19% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.17% 15.79% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate
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£150 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.08% -0.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-7.10% -6.25%
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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 Cardiff region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
24 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.23% 7.54% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 5
Average daily rate £294 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £260 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £340 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -16.27%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Cardiff region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Cardiff region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Service Management
3 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) Remedy
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
4 5 (26.32%) IT Governance
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) UNIX
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) AIX
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (15.79%) Korn
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (10.53%) AS400
6 2 (10.53%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) Network+ Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) ISDN
2 1 (5.26%) PBX
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Service Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SLA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
1 3 (15.79%) AIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Service Management
3 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) Incident Management
4 5 (26.32%) IT Governance
4 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Perl
1 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
1 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
1 3 (15.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCENT
3 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Remedy
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Siemens