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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.50% 2.15% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.00% 31.25% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate
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£175 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £357 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £410 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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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
20 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.37% 6.87% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 3
Average daily rate £350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £183 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £405 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 (45.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Service Management
3 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (30.00%) IT Governance
4 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (25.00%) Remedy
5 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (20.00%) AS400
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) UNIX
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) AIX
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.00%) Korn
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (15.00%) Database Tuning
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco
6 3 (15.00%) IBM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) ISDN
2 1 (5.00%) PBX
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Service Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (15.00%) DBA
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SLA Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) AS400 Support
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) AS400
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
1 4 (20.00%) AIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Service Management
3 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (30.00%) IT Governance
4 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Database Tuning
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
8 1 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (5.00%) OO
8 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.00%) Change Management
8 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.00%) Korn
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) COBOL
3 1 (5.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
2 2 (10.00%) CCENT
3 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Remedy
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Avaya
3 1 (5.00%) Siemens