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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 42 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.08% 1.22% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.48% 17.86% 56.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
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£175 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £357 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £410 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
SLA
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 South Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
33 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.36% 6.83% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 12
Average daily rate £350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £380 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -3 11 £175 -53.33% 3
Newport - 1 - - 2
Bridgend - 1 - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
SLA
Wales

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Service Management
2 9 (32.14%) IT Governance
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) MS Office
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
6 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) Remedy
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 4 (14.29%) AS400
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) UNIX
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco
7 4 (14.29%) AIX
7 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (10.71%) Korn
8 3 (10.71%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) Lync
8 3 (10.71%) Database Tuning
8 3 (10.71%) Perl

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (10.71%) Lync
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) H.323
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) ISDN
1 2 (7.14%) PBX
2 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Support Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) IT Support
4 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (10.71%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) DBA
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.57%) Voice Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) AS400
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
2 4 (14.29%) AIX
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Service Management
2 9 (32.14%) IT Governance
3 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (10.71%) Database Tuning
6 3 (10.71%) Validation
7 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.57%) Logistics
8 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.71%) Korn
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
2 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) RPG
3 1 (3.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
3 2 (7.14%) CCENT
4 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) GxP
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Remedy
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Siemens
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
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