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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 39 36
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3  
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.10% 0.36% 1.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 3.33% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Median daily rate £180 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £375 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £375 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 68 30 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 20.73% 10.79% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 19
Median daily rate £342 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Cardiff

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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 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SLA.

1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (48.28%) Firewall
4 12 (41.38%) CCNA
5 11 (37.93%) HP
6 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (34.48%) ITIL
6 10 (34.48%) HP Data Protector
6 10 (34.48%) Break/Fix
7 9 (31.03%) VMware
8 7 (24.14%) Tivoli
8 7 (24.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
9 6 (20.69%) CCNP
9 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (17.24%) Wireless
10 5 (17.24%) Internet
11 4 (13.79%) Citrix
11 4 (13.79%) AIX
11 4 (13.79%) Linux
11 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
11 4 (13.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.34%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (10.34%) F5
12 3 (10.34%) LAN
12 3 (10.34%) CCIE
12 3 (10.34%) CCIP
12 3 (10.34%) Cisco Prime

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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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (17.24%) Internet
3 5 (17.24%) Wireless
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Field Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Field Service Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Technical Support
5 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Break Fix Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Network Support
6 3 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) CMDB
2 2 (6.90%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) AIX
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Break/Fix
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
4 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCNA
3 6 (20.69%) CCNP
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (10.34%) CCIE
5 3 (10.34%) CCIP
6 2 (6.90%) CCDP
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (24.14%) Tivoli
2 7 (24.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (6.90%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) HP
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (31.03%) VMware
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
6 3 (10.34%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
7 2 (6.90%) EMC
7 2 (6.90%) NetApp
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat