Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 69 60
Rank change year-on-year -15 -9 +23
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 34 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.29% 2.08% 2.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.76% 19.65% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 30
Bristol median daily rate £390 £348 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.23% -0.71% +133.33%
10th Percentile £151 £148 £150
90th Percentile £496 £401 £388
South West median daily rate £390 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +15.56% -3.57% +14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Bristol median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +10.00% -
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -42.86% +63.33%

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 187 173 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.92% 10.56% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 98 145
Bristol median daily rate £400 £355 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £263 £195 £231
90th Percentile £569 £529 £575
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 15
Bristol median hourly rate £37.25 £25.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.00% -41.18% -71.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.80 £13.40
90th Percentile £44.80 £50.75 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% +5.00%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Legal
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) EMC
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Network Management
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
5 2 (9.09%) Ticket Management
5 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) NAS
5 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) SCCM
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.09%) iPhone
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
5 2 (9.09%) NetApp
5 2 (9.09%) Apple

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 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HCM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Boomi
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) ADSL
1 2 (9.09%) BGP
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) MPLS
1 2 (9.09%) NAS
1 2 (9.09%) OSPF
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
2 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.55%) Junos
2 1 (4.55%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (4.55%) TACACS
2 1 (4.55%) VRRP
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP XI
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) EMC Centera
2 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
1 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.64%) Network Management
2 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.64%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
3 2 (9.09%) Ticket Management
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) ABAP
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
1 1 (4.55%) NFS
1 1 (4.55%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) EMC
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Apple
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) NetApp
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.55%) Aruba
4 1 (4.55%) Brocade
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) Forcepoint
4 1 (4.55%) hybris
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) McAfee
4 1 (4.55%) Meraki
4 1 (4.55%) Sophos