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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 60 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.15% 3.29% 1.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.87% 38.33% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Average daily rate £138 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £333 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
83 60 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 12.75% 8.58% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 22 24
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £193 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £48.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+336.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 14 £138 -21.42% 5
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) Firewall
4 10 (35.71%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 8 (28.57%) AIX
6 8 (28.57%) Linux
6 8 (28.57%) CCNA
6 8 (28.57%) Internet
6 8 (28.57%) Tivoli
6 8 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Citrix
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
8 6 (21.43%) Logistics
8 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) Remedy
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) BMC
9 5 (17.86%) ITSM
9 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
9 5 (17.86%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (14.29%) Finance

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Network Support
3 5 (17.86%) Service Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 3 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
2 2 (7.14%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) PDA
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) AIX
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
3 6 (21.43%) Logistics
4 5 (17.86%) ITSM
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.71%) Resource Management
5 3 (10.71%) Time Management
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.14%) Transition Management
7 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) CCNA
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
1 8 (28.57%) Tivoli
1 8 (28.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) HP
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) BMC
5 5 (17.86%) Remedy
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (7.14%) Sun
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
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