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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 59 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.76% 1.62% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.59% 22.41% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
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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 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-7.57% +15.78%
SLA
UK

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
68 58 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.53% 7.22% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 11
Average daily rate £430 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.60 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +18.30%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 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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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 +3 14 £350 +12.00% 6
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 18 (48.65%) ITIL
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (32.43%) Project Management
4 12 (32.43%) Service Management
4 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
5 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
5 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (27.03%) ITSM
6 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
8 7 (18.92%) MS Office
8 7 (18.92%) IT Governance
9 6 (16.22%) VMware
9 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco
9 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
10 5 (13.51%) Linux
10 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
10 5 (13.51%) AS400
10 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
11 4 (10.81%) Validation
11 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (10.81%) iSeries
11 4 (10.81%) Windows XP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 3 (8.11%) Lync
1 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) DHCP
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) RNC
3 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.70%) IPv4
3 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) ATM
3 1 (2.70%) GSM
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) SDH
3 1 (2.70%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (48.65%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 11 (29.73%) Support Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Service Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.81%) Transition Manager
4 4 (10.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Service Architect
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support
5 3 (8.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) AS400
3 4 (10.81%) iSeries
4 2 (5.41%) iPad
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
3 4 (10.81%) AIX
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) UNIX
5 2 (5.41%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) ITIL
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Project Management
3 12 (32.43%) Service Management
3 12 (32.43%) Service Delivery
4 11 (29.73%) Risk Management
5 10 (27.03%) ITSM
6 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
7 7 (18.92%) IT Governance
8 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
9 4 (10.81%) Validation
10 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (8.11%) Use Case
11 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
11 2 (5.41%) SDLC
11 2 (5.41%) UML
11 2 (5.41%) OO
11 2 (5.41%) Migration
11 2 (5.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
2 2 (5.41%) COBOL
2 2 (5.41%) RPG
2 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) GxP
2 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
4 3 (8.11%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.70%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.70%) Intel
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) Ericsson