The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 66 50 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 9 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.17% 0.91% 1.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 21.74% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
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 £16.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
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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 Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
48 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.23% 4.17% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 9
Average daily rate £350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
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 £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Wales region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Wales region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SLA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
South Wales -5 8 £450 +80.00% 9
North Wales +1 1 - -
West Wales - - - -
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SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (58.82%) ITIL
1 10 (58.82%) Service Management
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (11.76%) AS400
6 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.76%) H.323
6 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Avaya
6 2 (11.76%) Siemens
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) ISDN
6 2 (11.76%) PBX
6 2 (11.76%) iSeries
6 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
7 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) H.323
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) ISDN
1 2 (11.76%) PBX
2 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) SDH
2 1 (5.88%) UMTS
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) ATM
2 1 (5.88%) GSM
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Service Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) AS400
1 2 (11.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) AIX
1 1 (5.88%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
1 10 (58.82%) Service Management
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
7 1 (5.88%) Line Management
7 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.88%) Software License Management
7 1 (5.88%) WFM
7 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
7 1 (5.88%) UML
7 1 (5.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) COBOL
1 1 (5.88%) RPG
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) Avaya
1 2 (11.76%) Siemens
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.88%) Ericsson
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft