Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 80 65
Rank change year-on-year -13 -15 +12
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.33% 1.75% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.02% 15.08% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 24
Bristol median daily rate £439 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.44% +7.69% +150.00%
10th Percentile £204 £150 £119
90th Percentile £517 £388 £388
South West median daily rate £320 £350 £268
% change year-on-year -8.57% +30.84% -18.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Bristol median hourly rate - £13.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.00% -55.56%
South West median hourly rate £13.25 £19.89 £23.00
% change year-on-year -33.37% -13.54% +21.05%

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 192 199 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.18% 11.60% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 113 143
Bristol median daily rate £408 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% - +5.49%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £242
90th Percentile £581 £598 £575
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +10.67% -1.25% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 14
Bristol median hourly rate £41.00 £19.75 £33.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.59% -40.69% +48.00%
10th Percentile £36.56 £11.41 £9.51
90th Percentile £45.94 £40.25 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year +21.43% -17.16% +9.74%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SLA.

1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (20.00%) SAP
4 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) LAN
5 4 (16.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) SAP PI
5 4 (16.00%) AppFabric
6 3 (12.00%) Network Management
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) MPLS
6 3 (12.00%) OSPF
6 3 (12.00%) BGP
6 3 (12.00%) Firewall
6 3 (12.00%) ADSL
6 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (12.00%) VPN
6 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
7 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.00%) Adaptive Security
7 2 (8.00%) Break/Fix
7 2 (8.00%) IBM

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 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) ADSL
2 3 (12.00%) BGP
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) MPLS
2 3 (12.00%) OSPF
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.00%) Junos
3 2 (8.00%) NAS
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) VRRP
3 2 (8.00%) Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) FCoE
4 1 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Architect
1 5 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Service Owner
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) AppFabric
1 4 (16.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) EMC Centera
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) Network Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Adaptive Security
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Collaborative Working
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.00%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) NFS
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
2 1 (4.00%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.00%) Apple
4 2 (8.00%) Brocade
4 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) EMC
4 2 (8.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) McAfee
4 2 (8.00%) Meraki
4 2 (8.00%) NetApp
4 2 (8.00%) Sophos
5 1 (4.00%) Aruba
5 1 (4.00%) BT
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Siemens
5 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard