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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 53 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.85% 1.69% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.19% 25.00% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£325 £170 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -38.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.71 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £15.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.92% -2.34%
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
42 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.07% 6.78% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 9
Average daily rate £350 £276 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.69% -37.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.71 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.33% -77.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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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 0 9 £294 +17.50% 2
Newport - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
SLA
Wales

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Service Management
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) CCENT
8 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
8 2 (9.52%) iSeries
8 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (9.52%) Firewall
8 2 (9.52%) AS400
8 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (9.52%) Avaya
8 2 (9.52%) Siemens
8 2 (9.52%) MS Office
8 2 (9.52%) Remedy
8 2 (9.52%) H.323
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) ISDN
1 2 (9.52%) PBX
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) H.323
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SLA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.76%) AS400 Support
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) AS400
1 2 (9.52%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) AIX
1 1 (4.76%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 12 (57.14%) Service Management
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
7 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.76%) Software License Management
8 1 (4.76%) Transition Management
8 1 (4.76%) Release Management
8 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
8 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
8 1 (4.76%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) COBOL
1 1 (4.76%) RPG
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) CCENT
3 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Avaya
2 2 (9.52%) Siemens
2 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft