The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cardiff region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 31 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.24% 1.31% 7.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.74% 27.27% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £296 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £223 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £369 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £14.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.72% 4.80% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Average daily rate £352 £330 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £287 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £515 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
SLA
South Wales

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 14 July 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 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) AS400
4 4 (26.67%) iSeries
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL V2
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) CRM
6 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
7 1 (6.67%) Clustering
7 1 (6.67%) NetBackup

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) L2TP
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 5 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) AS400 Support
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Operations Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) AS400
2 4 (26.67%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) OS/400
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V2
5 1 (6.67%) Transition Management
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) COBOL
1 1 (6.67%) RPG
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) MetaFrame
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (6.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) MOM
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) IBM