Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 23 April 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 61 43
Rank change year-on-year -3 -18 +22
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.00% 1.60% 2.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.04% 13.54% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Cardiff median daily rate £505 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.28% -0.69% +163.64%
10th Percentile £417 £144 £150
90th Percentile £575 £459 £388
South Wales median daily rate £455 £330 £274
% change year-on-year +37.88% +20.55% +99.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Cardiff median hourly rate - £24.37 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.52% -
South Wales median hourly rate - £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +34.00% +35.14%

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 Cardiff with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 57 96 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.09% 11.79% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 71 74
Cardiff median daily rate £441 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.07% -3.45% +9.85%
10th Percentile £324 £213 £185
90th Percentile £610 £463 £513
South Wales median daily rate £450 £361 £363
% change year-on-year +24.57% -0.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Cardiff median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00% -
South Wales median hourly rate - £37.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year - +30.43% +15.00%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Cardiff

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Cardiff

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Cardiff over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Cardiff

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (37.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) Robotics
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (37.50%) WebCenter
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (37.50%) GitHub
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Robotic Process Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) CA
2 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Data Encryption
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (12.50%) UiPath
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Cryptography

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (37.50%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
1 3 (37.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 4 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Governance Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (37.50%) WebCenter
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Robotics
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Robotic Process Automation
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 1 (12.50%) Data Encryption
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Machine Learning
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) CA
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Anywhere
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Prism
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) UiPath
2 1 (12.50%) VMware