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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing SLA 24 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.47% 1.19% 3.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 18.75% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate
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£175 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £405 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
45 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.51% 6.36% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 10
Average daily rate £350 £337 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% +49.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £214 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £460 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -4 16 £175 -53.33% 7
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (56.41%) ITIL
2 16 (41.03%) Service Management
3 14 (35.90%) Service Delivery
4 11 (28.21%) Project Management
4 11 (28.21%) Finance
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.08%) IT Governance
6 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
6 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
6 8 (20.51%) Windows
7 7 (17.95%) MS Office
7 7 (17.95%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
7 7 (17.95%) ITSM
8 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.82%) Remedy
9 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
9 5 (12.82%) Degree
10 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
10 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (10.26%) AS400
10 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
10 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
10 4 (10.26%) UNIX
10 4 (10.26%) AIX
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco
10 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
10 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (5.13%) RNC
1 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.13%) ATM
1 2 (5.13%) GSM
1 2 (5.13%) ISDN
1 2 (5.13%) PBX
1 2 (5.13%) SDH
1 2 (5.13%) UMTS
1 2 (5.13%) H.323
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Support Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Service Manager
4 5 (12.82%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (12.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) DBA
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) Designer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) AS400
1 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.26%) UNIX
2 4 (10.26%) AIX
3 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) ITIL
2 16 (41.03%) Service Management
3 14 (35.90%) Service Delivery
4 11 (28.21%) Project Management
5 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.08%) IT Governance
6 7 (17.95%) Risk Management
6 7 (17.95%) ITSM
7 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (7.69%) Validation
9 3 (7.69%) Database Tuning
10 2 (5.13%) Change Control
10 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
10 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.13%) WFM
10 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
10 2 (5.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.69%) Perl
2 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) Korn
3 2 (5.13%) C
4 1 (2.56%) COBOL
4 1 (2.56%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (12.82%) Degree
4 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (5.13%) CCENT
5 2 (5.13%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (5.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) GxP
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Remedy
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) IBM
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (5.13%) Fujitsu
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix
5 2 (5.13%) Avaya
5 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
5 2 (5.13%) Siemens
6 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
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