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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 31 51 28
Rank change year-on-year +20 -23  
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.94% 2.15% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.95% 14.06% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Median daily rate £274 £138 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +99.09% -57.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £130 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 59 64 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 17.35% 15.27% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 11
Median daily rate £365 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £224 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £423 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £14.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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

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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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Cardiff

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
2 5 (41.67%) CCIP
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) F5
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) CCDP
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) COM
5 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
5 1 (8.33%) Internet

SLA
Top Related 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 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Field Service Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (8.33%) Field Hardware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCIP
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) CCDP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) F5
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) VMware