Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 78 75
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 +14
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.32% 1.83% 1.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.36% 14.62% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 24
Bristol median daily rate £375 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +33.33% -13.46%
10th Percentile £325 £104 £106
90th Percentile £482 £388 £375
South West median daily rate £375 £210 £350
% change year-on-year +78.57% -40.00% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Bristol median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +11.11% +50.00%
South West median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.00% +11.11% +5.88%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 251 212 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.70% 12.49% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 145 160
Bristol median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £239 £159
90th Percentile £597 £523 £488
South West median daily rate £410 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +4.46% +4.67% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Bristol median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +36.36%
10th Percentile £12.38 £7.75 £12.10
90th Percentile £35.00 £67.50 £110.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% -0.62% +31.97%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) Legal
4 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
4 5 (19.23%) IT Strategy
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
5 4 (15.38%) Degree
5 4 (15.38%) iPhone
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Demand Management
6 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (11.54%) Ticket Management
6 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Firewall
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Law
6 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
7 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
7 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Content Management
7 2 (7.69%) PMO
7 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (7.69%) Content Management
7 2 (7.69%) Document Management

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 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
2 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.85%) 3G
3 1 (3.85%) 4G
3 1 (3.85%) BGP-4
3 1 (3.85%) Broadband
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) Node B
3 1 (3.85%) OSPF
3 1 (3.85%) RNC
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Legal
3 3 (11.54%) Law
3 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Check Point Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 4 (15.38%) iPhone
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) IT Strategy
2 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Demand Management
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Ticket Management
5 2 (7.69%) Content Management
5 2 (7.69%) Document Management
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (7.69%) Line Management
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) System Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Case Management
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) Front End Development
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.85%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) XenApp
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) F5
3 2 (7.69%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) Nintex
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Huawei
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Pegasus
4 1 (3.85%) VMware