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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.35% 1.55% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.57% 19.35% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £283 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.83% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
28 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.86% 8.01% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 17
Median daily rate £413 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £327 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

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 24 July 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Transition Management
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) CCIP
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) CCDP
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Service Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Service Transition Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Transition Manager
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Transition Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware