The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 45 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.79% 3.72% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.32% 60.00% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
Average daily rate £350 £375 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £179 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
38 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.79% 6.19% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 8
Average daily rate £305 £300 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £214 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -17 8 £388 +3.33% 9
Newport -13 1 £195 +77.27% 1
Torfaen - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
SLA
Wales

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) AS400
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) iSeries
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL V2
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 2 (14.29%) SCCM
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) L2TP
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) EDRMS
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 3 (21.43%) AS400 Support
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) AS400
2 2 (14.29%) iSeries
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V2
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Release Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) MetaFrame
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) DFS Replication
2 1 (7.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) MOM
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Juniper
2 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Sophos
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Lumension
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