Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 91 79
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.06% 1.11% 1.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.70% 9.33% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 19
Bristol median daily rate £463 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.41% +25.00% +130.77%
10th Percentile £238 £134 £104
90th Percentile £576 £403 £388
South West median daily rate £325 £358 £245
% change year-on-year -9.09% +45.92% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Bristol median hourly rate - £13.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.00% +11.11%
South West median hourly rate £14.50 £32.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.04% +29.00% +92.31%

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 188 225 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 9.06% 11.87% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 141 135
Bristol median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £239
90th Percentile £575 £600 £550
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £379
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.68% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 11
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £19.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.40% -23.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £19.40 £12.19 £7.75
90th Percentile £43.88 £33.88 £33.60
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +43.40%

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 October 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 21 October 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 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
5 6 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (18.18%) SAP
6 4 (18.18%) AppFabric
6 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco
6 4 (18.18%) SAP PI
7 3 (13.64%) Change Management
7 3 (13.64%) LAN
7 3 (13.64%) WAN
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
7 3 (13.64%) Office 365
8 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (9.09%) Adaptive Security
8 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
8 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (9.09%) Meraki
8 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 2 (9.09%) NAS
8 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (9.09%) Junos
8 2 (9.09%) ADSL

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 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) LAN
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) ADSL
2 2 (9.09%) BGP
2 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 2 (9.09%) Junos
2 2 (9.09%) MPLS
2 2 (9.09%) NAS
2 2 (9.09%) OSPF
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) VRRP
2 2 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.55%) FCoE
3 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Architect
1 6 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Field Hardware Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Operations
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Service Operations
3 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) Service Owner
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) AppFabric
1 4 (18.18%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
2 1 (4.55%) Solaris
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
3 6 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Adaptive Security
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) MCT
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (4.55%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Brocade
3 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.09%) EMC
3 2 (9.09%) Forcepoint
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Juniper
3 2 (9.09%) McAfee
3 2 (9.09%) Meraki
3 2 (9.09%) NetApp
3 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 2 (9.09%) Sophos
4 1 (4.55%) BT
4 1 (4.55%) Siemens
4 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard