The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Wales region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.04% 1.73% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 37.50% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £296 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.02% +41.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £369 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -6.45%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
40 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.22% 4.62% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 12
Average daily rate £400 £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £249 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £540 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.17 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+15.22% -6.29%
SLA
UK

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 -18 8 £400 +35.02% 8
West Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Service Management
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 3 (14.29%) WAN
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) AS400
7 3 (14.29%) Release Management
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (14.29%) iSeries
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL V2
8 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (9.52%) SCCM
8 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) CRM
8 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
8 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco
8 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
9 1 (4.76%) UNIX

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) L2TP
2 1 (4.76%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (4.76%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.76%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Applications Support
1 5 (23.81%) Service Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Services Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (9.52%) AS400 Support
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) AS400
1 3 (14.29%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) OS/400
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Service Management
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) Release Management
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL V2
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) UML
7 1 (4.76%) OO
7 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) ITSM
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Information Management
7 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) COBOL
1 1 (4.76%) RPG
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) MetaFrame
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.76%) DFS Replication
2 1 (4.76%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) MOM
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) Lotus
3 1 (4.76%) Sophos
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.76%) Lumension