Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 35 64
Rank change year-on-year -25 +29 -21
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.72% 4.45% 1.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.67% 24.58% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 8
Cardiff median daily rate £360 £265 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.85% +92.73% -62.07%
10th Percentile £201 £134 £120
90th Percentile £388 £388 £379
South Wales median daily rate £360 £183 £138
% change year-on-year +97.26% +32.73% -61.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +45.00% - -

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 120 118 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.76% 18.13% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 93 75
Cardiff median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
10th Percentile £223 £179 £201
90th Percentile £528 £513 £475
South Wales median daily rate £363 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £30.75 £28.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.96% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £71.25
% change year-on-year +11.11% -52.63% +533.33%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for SLA.

1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
2 5 (35.71%) IT Governance
3 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 4 (28.57%) AS400
3 4 (28.57%) MCP
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Ticket Management
5 2 (14.29%) BT
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (7.14%) Middleware
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management

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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Field Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Printer Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (7.14%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) AS400
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
2 5 (35.71%) IT Governance
3 4 (28.57%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) Break/Fix
4 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Ticket Management
6 1 (7.14%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCP
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) BT
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Trustwave