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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 37 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.86% 1.08% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 21.43% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +3.38%
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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
21 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.59% 5.05% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 8
Average daily rate £350 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £161 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -82.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 8 (72.73%) ITIL
1 8 (72.73%) Service Management
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) iSeries
5 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) AS400
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (9.09%) Transition Management
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) OS/400
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) ISDN
2 1 (9.09%) PBX
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Service Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Manager
4 1 (9.09%) AS400 Support
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) iSeries
1 2 (18.18%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) OS/400
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
1 8 (72.73%) Service Management
2 7 (63.64%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 1 (9.09%) Transition Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
1 1 (9.09%) COBOL
1 1 (9.09%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) IBM
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Avaya
1 1 (9.09%) Siemens