Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 80 71
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.33% 1.71% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 12.80% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 15
Bristol median daily rate £350 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.58% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £114 £249 £249
90th Percentile £503 £488 £438
South West median daily rate £300 £421 £220
% change year-on-year -28.78% +91.48% -39.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Bristol median hourly rate - £13.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.00% +82.98%
South West median hourly rate £24.91 £13.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +91.62% -40.23% -3.33%

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 182 250 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.62% 13.36% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 148 116
Bristol median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £176 £257 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £503
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 13
Bristol median hourly rate £38.25 £13.00 £28.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +194.23% -53.82% +25.11%
10th Percentile £22.60 £11.44 £18.20
90th Percentile £44.31 £26.31 £64.75
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -30.77% -6.02%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019, 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 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 12 (42.86%) Office 365
3 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (35.71%) ITIL
4 9 (32.14%) Mac OS
4 9 (32.14%) Break/Fix
5 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.29%) Service Management
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco
7 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (14.29%) F5
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 3 (10.71%) Application Virtualisation
8 3 (10.71%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (10.71%) XenApp
8 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
8 3 (10.71%) Skype
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Aerohive Networks

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 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (42.86%) Office 365
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) BGP
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Wireless
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
1 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
1 3 (10.71%) OSPF
1 3 (10.71%) Skype
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Service Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support
3 3 (10.71%) Network Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Network Specialist
3 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Deskside Support
4 2 (7.14%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Head of Operations
4 2 (7.14%) Head of Service Operations
4 2 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) AppFabric
1 1 (3.57%) SAP PI
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.71%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 9 (32.14%) Mac OS
4 7 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Break/Fix
3 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.57%) Decision-Making
7 1 (3.57%) Demand Management
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM
7 1 (3.57%) Planning and Forecasting
7 1 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (3.57%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.71%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
2 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) F5
3 3 (10.71%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (10.71%) CA
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) Ivanti
3 3 (10.71%) Juniper
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Wyse
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Nokia
4 1 (3.57%) SAP