The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Wales
Rank 47 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.05% 2.01% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.65% 19.05% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 7
Median daily rate £475 £138 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+245.45% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £320 £289
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +32.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.96 £18.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +27.58%

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
62 63 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.97% 10.54% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 27
Median daily rate £475 £316 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.19% -18.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £138 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £415 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.37% +56.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales - 12 £488 -
South Wales +6 6 £375 +172.72% 4
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (41.67%) Ansible
2 10 (41.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 10 (41.67%) Web Services
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 10 (41.67%) Terraform
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) CCNP
4 5 (20.83%) CCIP
4 5 (20.83%) LAN
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (20.83%) F5
5 4 (16.67%) Wireless
5 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (16.67%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) CCDP
5 4 (16.67%) Unix
5 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.50%) People Management
6 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 3 (12.50%) DevOps
6 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
7 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (41.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 4 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) ICT Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
1 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) People Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Facilities Management
5 1 (4.17%) Information Governance
5 1 (4.17%) ITSM
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) SC Cleared
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) CCIP
2 5 (20.83%) CCNP
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) CCDP
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Ansible
1 10 (41.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) CheckPoint
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco
1 5 (20.83%) F5
2 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow