Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 33 76
Rank change year-on-year -44 +43 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 49 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.72% 4.82% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.01% 28.00% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 3
South Wales median daily rate £363 £180 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +101.39% -52.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £209 £100 £163
90th Percentile £473 £438 £416
Wales median daily rate £363 £298 £313
% change year-on-year +21.85% -4.80% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
South Wales median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.00% - -
Wales median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +34.00% - -

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 157 175 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.30% 17.21% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 115 87
South Wales median daily rate £363 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £175 £238
90th Percentile £562 £450 £525
Wales median daily rate £364 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +1.04% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 3
South Wales median hourly rate £30.75 £35.00 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% -51.72% +530.43%
10th Percentile £28.38 £25.00 £70.25
90th Percentile £34.53 £77.50 £73.95
Wales median hourly rate £30.75 £25.75 £71.25
% change year-on-year +19.42% -63.86% +420.07%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -33 12 £225 +25.00% 2
Newport -11 4 £475 - 1
SLA
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 August 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%) ITIL
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Service Management
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 8 (36.36%) IT Governance
4 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
5 6 (27.27%) AS400
5 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 6 (27.27%) MCP
5 6 (27.27%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) JIRA
7 2 (9.09%) SAP CO
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (9.09%) WebCenter
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (9.09%) GitHub
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Business Activity Monitoring
7 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared

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
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
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
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) VLAN
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) NCrunch
2 1 (4.55%) ReSharper
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SAP CO Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP FI Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (4.55%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (9.09%) WebCenter
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
2 6 (27.27%) AS400
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) CMDB
4 1 (4.55%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Service Management
3 8 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 8 (36.36%) IT Governance
4 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Liability-Driven Investment
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (4.55%) Service Design
7 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) VB
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) MCP
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CCA
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) HNC
4 1 (4.55%) HND
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.55%) Juniper
3 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto