The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 43 31 42
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.66% 2.55% 2.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.67% 41.18% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Median daily rate £125 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
SLA
South Wales

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
30 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.90% 6.20% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 22
Median daily rate £375 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £183 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 4 (36.36%) Tivoli
3 4 (36.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Logistics
3 4 (36.36%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) Transition Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (27.27%) IT Support
2 3 (27.27%) Network Support
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Transition Manager
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Author
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Technical Author
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) AIX
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Logistics
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Transition Management
5 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCNA
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (36.36%) Tivoli
1 4 (36.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) HP