The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 46 68
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22  
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.19% 2.50% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.16% 21.00% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 9
Median daily rate £350 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £150 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 76 100 119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 9.07% 11.90% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 102
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Median hourly rate £28.04 £33.60 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.56% -77.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Bristol

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Bristol

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Bristol over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Bristol

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (34.21%) Data Centre
2 11 (28.95%) Cisco
3 9 (23.68%) Windows
3 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
4 8 (21.05%) Change Management
4 8 (21.05%) Firewall
4 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 8 (21.05%) Nokia
4 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 8 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (18.42%) Office 365
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (18.42%) Finance
6 6 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (15.79%) Network Security
6 6 (15.79%) F5
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) ITIL
6 6 (15.79%) Demand Management
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
7 5 (13.16%) VPN
7 5 (13.16%) HP
7 5 (13.16%) Wireless
7 5 (13.16%) IronPort
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
8 4 (10.53%) Windows 7

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Maximo
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) Network Security
3 5 (13.16%) VPN
3 5 (13.16%) Wireless
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (7.89%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) MPLS
4 3 (7.89%) VLAN
4 3 (7.89%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (5.26%) FWSM
5 2 (5.26%) Internet
5 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
5 2 (5.26%) PPP
5 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.63%) 3G
6 1 (2.63%) OSPF
6 1 (2.63%) SAN
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Network Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Security Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Check Point Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Coordinator
5 5 (13.16%) Firewall Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Network Security Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) IT Support
7 3 (7.89%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Messaging Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
1 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (7.89%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Service Delivery
2 8 (21.05%) Change Management
2 8 (21.05%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (15.79%) Demand Management
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) Break/Fix
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 4 (10.53%) ITSM
5 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.89%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Network Management
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.63%) Change Control
7 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Cisco
2 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
2 8 (21.05%) Nokia
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.79%) F5
5 5 (13.16%) HP
5 5 (13.16%) IronPort
6 3 (7.89%) Apple
6 3 (7.89%) Dell
6 3 (7.89%) Intel
6 3 (7.89%) RightFax
6 3 (7.89%) Toshiba
7 2 (5.26%) CA
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper
7 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.63%) Cognos
8 1 (2.63%) Huawei
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy
8 1 (2.63%) VMware