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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 36 45 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 27 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.74% 2.13% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.00% 37.84% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 6
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£338 £344 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £423 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.56 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +30.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +16.66%
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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
50 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.93% 5.64% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 8
Average daily rate £394 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £468 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.25 £21.56 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.56 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £21.56 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 March 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 March 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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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 16 £338 -10.00% 3
West Wales - 10 - -
North Wales -10 1 - - 2
Mid Wales - - - -
SLA
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SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 18 (40.91%) Finance
3 17 (38.64%) Windows
4 16 (36.36%) Service Management
4 16 (36.36%) Service Delivery
5 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (29.55%) Project Management
7 11 (25.00%) ITSM
7 11 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (25.00%) Risk Management
8 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
9 9 (20.45%) IT Governance
9 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
9 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.18%) MS Office
10 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
12 5 (11.36%) Degree
12 5 (11.36%) Remedy
12 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
12 5 (11.36%) AS400
12 5 (11.36%) Cisco
13 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
13 4 (9.09%) UNIX
13 4 (9.09%) AIX
13 4 (9.09%) C
13 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
13 4 (9.09%) Shell Script

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (6.82%) Lync
1 3 (6.82%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) DHCP
1 3 (6.82%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) RNC
3 1 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.27%) SDH
3 1 (2.27%) UMTS
3 1 (2.27%) ATM
3 1 (2.27%) GSM
3 1 (2.27%) IPv4
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Service Manager
4 5 (11.36%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (11.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Service Transition Manager
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) Transition Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.82%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.82%) DBA
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) IT Support
7 2 (4.55%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) AS400
3 3 (6.82%) iSeries
4 2 (4.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) AIX
2 4 (9.09%) UNIX
2 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.27%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 16 (36.36%) Service Management
2 16 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (29.55%) Project Management
5 11 (25.00%) ITSM
5 11 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
6 9 (20.45%) IT Governance
7 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.82%) Validation
8 3 (6.82%) Use Case
8 3 (6.82%) Database Tuning
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.55%) Change Control
9 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) C
1 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.82%) Korn
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) Perl
2 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.27%) RPG
3 1 (2.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
4 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (11.36%) Degree
6 2 (4.55%) MCP
6 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CCENT
7 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) GxP
2 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.82%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco
2 5 (11.36%) Remedy
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix
5 2 (4.55%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Intel
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