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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 51 55 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.36% 1.97% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.64% 23.64% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £245 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £405 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +11.20%
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
55 55 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.00% 8.35% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 13
Average daily rate £430 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £216 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +15.06%

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 May 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 May 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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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 +4 6 £375 +20.00% 5
Newport -10 3 £350 +79.48%
Caerphilly - 2 £165 -
Bridgend - 1 £400 - 1
SLA
Wales

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) ITIL
4 7 (28.00%) MS Office
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 7 (28.00%) IT Governance
5 6 (24.00%) Degree
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.00%) AS400
6 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.00%) iSeries
7 4 (16.00%) Validation
7 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (16.00%) AIX
7 4 (16.00%) Citrix
8 3 (12.00%) IBM
8 3 (12.00%) DNS
8 3 (12.00%) HP
8 3 (12.00%) GxP
8 3 (12.00%) DHCP
8 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (12.00%) Firewall

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (12.00%) Lync
1 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
1 3 (12.00%) DHCP
1 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) IPv4
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support
4 3 (12.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) AS400 Support
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) AS400
2 4 (16.00%) iSeries
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.00%) AIX
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX
5 2 (8.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) IT Governance
3 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.00%) Validation
5 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (12.00%) Use Case
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.00%) SDLC
6 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 2 (8.00%) UML
6 2 (8.00%) OO
7 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) COBOL
1 2 (8.00%) RPG
1 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) GxP
2 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 6 (24.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
4 3 (12.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Intel
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat