Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 43 84
Rank change year-on-year -32 +41 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 26 39 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.88% 4.00% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.11% 24.53% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 2
South Wales median daily rate £227 £180 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.11% -28.71% -30.34%
10th Percentile £205 £102 £149
90th Percentile £430 £441 £362
Wales median daily rate £227 £286 £253
% change year-on-year -20.70% +13.37% -30.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £15.24 -
Wales median hourly rate - £15.24 -

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 152 159 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.99% 16.29% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 109 108
South Wales median daily rate £360 £373 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -11.57% +12.33%
10th Percentile £223 £175 £259
90th Percentile £598 £474 £565
Wales median daily rate £363 £378 £425
% change year-on-year -3.97% -11.18% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
South Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -50.00% +574.42%
10th Percentile £41.25 £15.24 £70.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £53.50 £73.95
Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £72.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -51.72% +559.09%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -28 19 £226 +25.56% 2
Newport -11 4 £475 - 4
Caerphilly 0 1 £188 +4.17%
SLA
Wales

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Finance
3 15 (57.69%) Service Management
3 15 (57.69%) ITIL
4 13 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
6 11 (42.31%) MCP
7 10 (38.46%) IT Governance
8 9 (34.62%) IBM
8 9 (34.62%) AS400
8 9 (34.62%) Risk Management
9 6 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
11 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (11.54%) NCrunch
12 3 (11.54%) Decision-Making
12 3 (11.54%) ReSharper
12 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
12 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
12 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (11.54%) BDD
12 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
12 3 (11.54%) Castle Windsor
12 3 (11.54%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (11.54%) MVC
12 3 (11.54%) SAN
12 3 (11.54%) TDD
12 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
12 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET

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 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) GitHub
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MS Access
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) NCrunch
1 3 (11.54%) ReSharper
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 13 (50.00%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
4 1 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
1 3 (11.54%) Castle Windsor
1 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
1 3 (11.54%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Management Information System
2 9 (34.62%) AS400
3 6 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) CMDB
5 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
1 15 (57.69%) Service Management
2 13 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 10 (38.46%) IT Governance
4 9 (34.62%) Risk Management
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) Decision-Making
6 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 3 (11.54%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) TDD
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.85%) Liability-Driven Investment
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) MCP
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) HND
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.85%) VMware