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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 68 64 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.43% 1.01% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.05% 18.18% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +18.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £270 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.91% +12.25%
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
63 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.48% 5.57% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 12
Average daily rate £416 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.62% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £253 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £504 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 11 £381 +8.92% 7
West Wales - 1 - -
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UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 19 (47.50%) ITIL
2 18 (45.00%) Finance
3 15 (37.50%) Windows
4 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (32.50%) Service Delivery
6 11 (27.50%) ITSM
6 11 (27.50%) Project Management
6 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (27.50%) Service Management
7 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
7 10 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (22.50%) Cisco
8 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (20.00%) Degree
9 8 (20.00%) MS Office
9 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
10 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
10 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.00%) VMware
11 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
12 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 5 (12.50%) C
12 5 (12.50%) IT Governance
13 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (10.00%) iSeries
13 4 (10.00%) Validation
13 4 (10.00%) AS400

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (7.50%) Lync
1 3 (7.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) DHCP
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) Wireless
2 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) RNC
4 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) SDH
4 1 (2.50%) UMTS
4 1 (2.50%) ATM
4 1 (2.50%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) DB2
1 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) Support Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Service Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Transition Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) AS400
2 4 (10.00%) iSeries
3 2 (5.00%) iPad
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (10.00%) AIX
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) ITIL
2 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) Service Delivery
4 11 (27.50%) Project Management
4 11 (27.50%) Service Management
4 11 (27.50%) ITSM
5 10 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.50%) IT Governance
8 4 (10.00%) Validation
9 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.50%) Use Case
9 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
10 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 2 (5.00%) SDLC
10 2 (5.00%) Time Management
10 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (5.00%) UML
10 2 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) C
2 2 (5.00%) COBOL
2 2 (5.00%) RPG
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) Degree
3 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (7.50%) CCDP
6 3 (7.50%) CCIE
6 3 (7.50%) CCNP
6 3 (7.50%) CCIP
7 2 (5.00%) CCNA
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) GxP
2 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.00%) Remedy
6 2 (5.00%) Fujitsu
6 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) BMC
7 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) Intel
7 1 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint