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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 40 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.48% 2.28% 2.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.85% 29.03% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +19.29%
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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
13 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.61% 7.87% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 7
Average daily rate £335 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% -8.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £238 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +20.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) AS400
5 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 4 (28.57%) iSeries
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) AIX
6 3 (21.43%) IT Governance
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) OS/400
7 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 2 (14.29%) iPad
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) UML
7 2 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (14.29%) UNIX
7 2 (14.29%) COBOL
7 2 (14.29%) RPG
7 2 (14.29%) DB2
7 2 (14.29%) MS Project
7 2 (14.29%) Shell Script

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Applications Support
3 4 (28.57%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) AS400 Support
4 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) AS400
2 4 (28.57%) iSeries
3 2 (14.29%) iPad
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) OS/400
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) IT Governance
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 2 (14.29%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) COBOL
1 2 (14.29%) RPG
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Intel
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix