Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 12 December 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 57 94
Rank change year-on-year -27 +37 -2
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 40 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.44% 3.25% 0.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.15% 21.16% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 3
Wales median daily rate £227 £298 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.70% -20.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £204 £100 £173
90th Percentile £475 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £308 £290 £325
% change year-on-year +6.03% -10.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Wales median hourly rate - £15.24 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.04% +132.56%
UK median hourly rate £14.35 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.37% - -11.76%

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 Wales with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 165 189 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.47% 15.37% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 125 119
Wales median daily rate £375 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% -7.06% +16.44%
10th Percentile £222 £172 £260
90th Percentile £603 £550 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Wales median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -26.32% +219.70%
10th Percentile £41.25 £15.09 £28.15
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.66 £65.65
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.60 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.91% -8.44% -

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Wales

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Wales

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Wales over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Wales

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Wales

SLA
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
South Wales -29 23 £227 -4.92% 4
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) Service Management
4 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (36.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (32.00%) MCP
6 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (24.00%) AS400
7 6 (24.00%) IBM
7 6 (24.00%) IT Governance
7 6 (24.00%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (20.00%) OO
8 5 (20.00%) C#
8 5 (20.00%) .NET
8 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (20.00%) MVC
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
10 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (12.00%) TDD
10 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (12.00%) ReSharper
10 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
10 3 (12.00%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (12.00%) BDD

SLA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MS Access
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) NCrunch
2 3 (12.00%) ReSharper
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Incident Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Developer
4 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Development Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Development Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Service Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Development Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.00%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (12.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (8.00%) Middleware
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (8.00%) WebCenter
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (24.00%) AS400
2 6 (24.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 10 (40.00%) Service Management
3 9 (36.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (28.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (24.00%) IT Governance
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
6 5 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
8 2 (8.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) DevOps
8 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.00%) SOA
9 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.00%) Data Encryption
9 1 (4.00%) Decision-Making
9 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) MCP
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) NetApp
4 1 (4.00%) VMware