Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 July 2019 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 76 39
Rank change year-on-year -10 -37 +37
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 23 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.79% 1.71% 4.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.62% 14.47% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 21
South Wales median daily rate £500 £360 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% +100.00% -52.00%
10th Percentile £400 £209 £105
90th Percentile £575 £434 £438
Wales median daily rate £480 £360 £348
% change year-on-year +33.33% +3.60% -4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
South Wales median hourly rate £42.00 £36.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +45.00% -
Wales median hourly rate £26.75 £36.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -26.21% +45.00% -

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 South Wales with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 104 159 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.22% 11.83% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 128 119
South Wales median daily rate £438 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £249 £175
90th Percentile £616 £529 £509
Wales median daily rate £450 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +25.00% -4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
South Wales median hourly rate £39.75 £33.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +3.08% -54.39%
10th Percentile £24.79 £28.75 £17.19
90th Percentile £45.85 £38.65 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year +4.48% +30.10% -62.13%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in South Wales

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in South Wales

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in South Wales

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in South Wales

SLA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 8 £480 +64.10% 4
Newport +1 2 £500 - 5
SLA
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (30.00%) GitHub
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Robotics
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (30.00%) WebCenter
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) JBoss
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (30.00%) SOA
2 3 (30.00%) CA
2 3 (30.00%) Robotic Process Automation
3 2 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Prism

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (30.00%) JBoss
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) G Suite
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Delivery Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Governance Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (30.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (30.00%) Robotic Process Automation
2 3 (30.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) CA
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Prism
3 1 (10.00%) UiPath