Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 54 72
Rank change year-on-year +1 +18 -25
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.91% 1.10% 1.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 8.05% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 8
Cardiff median daily rate £274 £375 £156
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +140.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £111 £267 £129
90th Percentile £443 £388 £336
South Wales median daily rate £188 £375 £225
% change year-on-year -50.00% +66.67% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.24 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.04% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £27.12 £25.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +8.48% +127.27% -8.33%

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 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 84 87 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.44% 13.66% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 77 83
Cardiff median daily rate £355 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £182 £256 £213
90th Percentile £448 £530 £434
South Wales median daily rate £364 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -9.06% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.24 £28.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.99% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +56.00% +108.33% -14.29%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 5 (35.71%) Break/Fix
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 2 (14.29%) iptables
4 2 (14.29%) Ticket Management
4 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (14.29%) Proactive Management
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 2 (14.29%) Lotus
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) BT
4 2 (14.29%) VMware

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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Field Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Field Service Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Printer Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Break/Fix
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Proactive Management
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Ticket Management
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) iptables
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) BT
2 2 (14.29%) Lotus
2 2 (14.29%) NetApp
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Trustwave