Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 54 73
Rank change year-on-year -20 +19 -14
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.65% 2.60% 2.01%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.10% 19.72% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
South Wales median daily rate £360 £345 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +150.91% -57.69%
10th Percentile £140 £163 £123
90th Percentile £480 £388 £423
Wales median daily rate £360 £469 £138
% change year-on-year -23.20% +240.91% -57.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
South Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% +108.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £32.43 £24.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £39.08 £29.80 £13.00
Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £25.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +45.00% +108.33% +9.09%

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 156 142 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.67% 13.20% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 103 98
South Wales median daily rate £360 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -3.45% -9.38%
10th Percentile £213 £188 £148
90th Percentile £518 £512 £484
Wales median daily rate £363 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
South Wales median hourly rate £38.25 £28.75 £66.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.04% -56.44% +473.91%
10th Percentile £29.88 £23.65 £25.40
90th Percentile £48.46 £77.50 £73.90
Wales median hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year +56.00% -47.92% +280.95%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 -19 11 £360 +2.86% 4
Newport -6 5 £140 - 5
Bridgend - 1 £405 -
SLA
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (18.18%) Remedy
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) Ticket Management
5 3 (13.64%) Break/Fix
5 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 2 (9.09%) SOA
6 2 (9.09%) CCNP
6 2 (9.09%) CCNA
6 2 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.09%) Middleware
6 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
6 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 2 (9.09%) HNC
6 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 2 (9.09%) WebLogic

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 2 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (9.09%) SAP CO
1 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
1 2 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) LAN
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (4.55%) Skype
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Ingres
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Back Office
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Field Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.09%) Network Support
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (9.09%) Printer Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) SAP CO Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) SAP FI Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (9.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) iPhone
1 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Ticket Management
3 3 (13.64%) Break/Fix
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) CCA
5 2 (9.09%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (9.09%) HNC
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Remedy
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) BT
4 2 (9.09%) Samsung
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) Trustwave