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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 39 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.32% 1.26% 5.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.32% 25.00% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
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£400 £296 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.02% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
19 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.00% 5.04% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
Average daily rate £400 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £297 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -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
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 22 July 2014.

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 22 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%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Service Management
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) iSeries
6 3 (20.00%) AS400
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) WAN
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL V2
7 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) Release Management
7 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
8 1 (6.67%) Fat Client

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
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%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
1 1 (6.67%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 2 (13.33%) AS400 Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Management Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) iSeries
1 3 (20.00%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) OS/400
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V2
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.67%) Transition Management
5 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
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 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
2 1 (6.67%) UAG
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp