The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 40 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.30% 2.31% 3.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.79% 21.05% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Median daily rate £375 £138 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +54.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £18.25 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-15.47% +30.96%

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 South Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 57 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.24% 10.98% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 24
Median daily rate £475 £318 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.60% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £138 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £411 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.86 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +82.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £42.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-45.83% +88.76%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the South Wales region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South Wales region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SLA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +14 6 £375 +172.72% 2
SLA
Wales

SLA
Top 23 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) CCNP
1 5 (55.56%) CCIP
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (55.56%) F5
2 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ICT Support
3 1 (11.11%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCIP
1 5 (55.56%) CCNP
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCDP
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) F5