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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 53 46 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.05% 0.66% 1.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 21.43% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £205 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% -25.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +5.83%
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
21 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.66% 3.07% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 9
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £495 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -81.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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
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 29 August 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 -5 5 £450 +119.51% 1
Newport - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
SLA
Wales

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) AS400
6 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 3 (15.79%) iSeries
6 3 (15.79%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Release Management
7 2 (10.53%) Banking
7 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (10.53%) SCCM
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.53%) ITIL V2
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) CRM
7 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
8 1 (5.26%) LAN
8 1 (5.26%) VoIP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) L2TP
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (5.26%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Service Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.53%) AS400 Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Deskside Support
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) AS400
1 3 (15.79%) iSeries
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
2 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) OS/400
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL V2
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.26%) UML
7 1 (5.26%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Process Management
7 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.26%) Logistics
7 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) COBOL
1 1 (5.26%) RPG
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) MetaFrame
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
2 1 (5.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Dell
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) NetApp
2 1 (5.26%) Lotus
2 1 (5.26%) Sophos
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
2 1 (5.26%) Lumension