Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 41 52
Rank change year-on-year -24 +11 +29
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.79% 3.06% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.38% 21.59% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Cardiff median daily rate £226 £151 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.42% - -
South Wales median daily rate £227 £180 £130
% change year-on-year +26.11% +38.46% -62.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - £15.24 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.04% -
South Wales median hourly rate - £15.24 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -39.04% +127.27%

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 104 88 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.62% 14.19% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 58 55
Cardiff median daily rate £360 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.57% -1.47% +8.30%
10th Percentile £227 £169 £221
90th Percentile £603 £463 £525
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £421
% change year-on-year - -10.98% +16.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - £15.24 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.04% -
South Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.24% +45.00% +117.39%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 7 (43.75%) MCP
3 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
3 7 (43.75%) Service Management
4 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 6 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (31.25%) AS400
5 5 (31.25%) IT Governance
5 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) C#
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) ReSharper
6 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
6 3 (18.75%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (18.75%) NCrunch

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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) NCrunch
1 3 (18.75%) ReSharper
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Development Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Development Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 3 (18.75%) Castle Windsor
1 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
1 3 (18.75%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (12.50%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (31.25%) AS400
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) IT Governance
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Data Encryption
7 1 (6.25%) Liability-Driven Investment
7 1 (6.25%) Server Building
7 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) VMware