Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 58 82
Rank change year-on-year -22 +24 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.22% 2.32% 0.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.93% 16.90% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 6
South Wales median daily rate £227 £140 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.14% -62.67% +100.00%
10th Percentile £212 £103 £241
90th Percentile £476 £408 £388
Wales median daily rate £227 £275 £463
% change year-on-year -17.45% -40.54% +146.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South Wales median hourly rate - £15.24 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.04% +127.27%
Wales median hourly rate - £15.24 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -39.04% +127.27%

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 122 142 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.76% 13.72% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 96 102
South Wales median daily rate £395 £365 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.37% -11.90% +14.93%
10th Percentile £250 £169 £213
90th Percentile £603 £478 £624
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +18.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
South Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +50.00% +117.39%
10th Percentile £41.25 £25.60 £23.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.40 £26.50
Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +50.00% +108.33%

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 January 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 19 January 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 -16 12 £227 +46.45% 4
Newport -9 4 £450 +221.43%
Caerphilly - 1 £188 -
SLA
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 8 (47.06%) ITIL
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
4 5 (29.41%) MCP
4 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
4 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (29.41%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) IBM
6 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) AS400
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) ReSharper
6 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
6 3 (17.65%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (17.65%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (17.65%) NCrunch
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.76%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) NCrunch
1 3 (17.65%) ReSharper
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Service Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
1 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
1 3 (17.65%) Castle Windsor
1 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
1 3 (17.65%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (11.76%) WebCenter
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (29.41%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (17.65%) AS400
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) CMDB
4 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) OO
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
5 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Data Encryption
6 1 (5.88%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (5.88%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) MCP
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) VMware