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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 42 54 38
Rank change year-on-year +12 -16  
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.33% 2.74% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 17.58% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
Median daily rate £363 £138 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +163.63% -57.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £135 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 South Wales with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 78 91 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 14.00% 15.56% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 17
Median daily rate £370 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £138 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £66.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +486.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £66.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.75 £66.00 £15.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +17 10 £369 +168.18% 4
Newport -1 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 £180 -
SLA
Wales

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) CCNA
3 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (33.33%) F5
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) HP
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) CCNP
4 5 (33.33%) CCIP
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) CCDP
5 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
5 4 (26.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.67%) Remedy
7 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Internet

SLA
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Support
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Server Support
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 1 (6.67%) Business Development
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Contact Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCNA
3 5 (33.33%) CCIP
3 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (26.67%) CCDP
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (26.67%) Tivoli
2 4 (26.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) F5
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy