Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 56 73
Rank change year-on-year +20 +17 -21
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.15% 0.54% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.51% 5.00% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Cardiff median daily rate £180 £375 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +39.53% -17.31%
10th Percentile £100 £363 £163
90th Percentile £439 £388 £369
South Wales median daily rate £180 £253 £363
% change year-on-year -28.71% -30.34% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.24 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £15.24 - £10.75

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 98 60 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.25% 10.85% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 53 73
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +9.49% -2.14%
10th Percentile £170 £213 £213
90th Percentile £450 £520 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £423 £371
% change year-on-year -11.24% +13.80% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.24 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £70.00 £10.75
% change year-on-year -48.21% +551.16% -32.81%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 12 (48.00%) Break/Fix
2 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) CCNA
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (16.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Kafka
4 4 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (16.00%) Marathon
5 3 (12.00%) Proactive Management
5 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (12.00%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (12.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
5 3 (12.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) AIX
5 3 (12.00%) Linux

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 4 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Field Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Database Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) AIX
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Break/Fix
2 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Proactive Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Coaching
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Logistics
6 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CCNA
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.00%) CCIE
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.00%) iptables
1 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Marathon
2 3 (12.00%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (12.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Lotus
4 2 (8.00%) NetApp
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper