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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 29 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.60% 3.05% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 81.82% 43.48% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £303 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
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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
11 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.40% 7.01% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 6
Average daily rate £350 £344 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £214 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 (42.86%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 6 (28.57%) IT Governance
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 5 (23.81%) Remedy
4 5 (23.81%) AS400
5 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
5 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
5 4 (19.05%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) AIX
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) Perl
6 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 3 (14.29%) MS Office
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (14.29%) IBM
6 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) Korn
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (14.29%) iSeries
6 3 (14.29%) Database Tuning
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) AS400 Support
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) AS400
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) iSeries
4 2 (9.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) AIX
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 6 (28.57%) IT Governance
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) UML
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
2 3 (14.29%) Korn
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
2 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) COBOL
3 1 (4.76%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCP
1 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (9.52%) CCENT
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco
1 5 (23.81%) Remedy
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Intel