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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 38 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.09% 0.70% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 14.29% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.24% +0.80%
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South Wales

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
17 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.62% 4.88% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 6
Average daily rate £352 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -82.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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
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 20 August 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 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Service Management
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) AS400
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) iSeries
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V2
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.69%) Clustering
6 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) ITSM
6 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) L2TP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
1 1 (7.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (15.38%) AS400 Support
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Management Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) AS400
1 3 (23.08%) iSeries
2 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) OS/400
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Service Management
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL V2
5 1 (7.69%) Transition Management
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) COBOL
1 1 (7.69%) RPG
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) MetaFrame
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
2 1 (7.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) MOM
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) IBM