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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 55 70
Rank change year-on-year +24 +15  
Contract jobs citing SLA 31 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.03% 0.89% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.39% 7.46% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 6
Median daily rate £180 £313 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.40% -13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £403 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £9.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 - £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 - £9.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 102 67 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 16.56% 11.92% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 74
Median daily rate £375 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Median hourly rate £25.00 £72.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.51% +525.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £70.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £74.00 £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +20 28 £180 -52.00% 4
North Wales - 2 - -
West Wales - 2 £450 -
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 24 (40.00%) Cisco
2 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
3 22 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (35.00%) Linux
5 20 (33.33%) ITIL
5 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 17 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (28.33%) Ansible
6 17 (28.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (28.33%) Terraform
6 17 (28.33%) Web Services
6 17 (28.33%) CCNA
6 17 (28.33%) HP
6 17 (28.33%) Firewall
7 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 13 (21.67%) HP Data Protector
8 13 (21.67%) Break/Fix
9 12 (20.00%) VMware
10 10 (16.67%) Tivoli
10 10 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (15.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
13 7 (11.67%) CCNP
13 7 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (10.00%) Wireless
15 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
15 5 (8.33%) Internet
16 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (28.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (10.00%) Wireless
4 5 (8.33%) Internet
5 4 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (5.00%) WAN
7 1 (1.67%) Network Security
General
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (21.67%) Field Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 9 (15.00%) Network Engineer
6 8 (13.33%) Technical Support
7 7 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (10.00%) Break Fix Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Field Hardware Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) IT Engineer
9 5 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Technical Support
10 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
10 4 (6.67%) Network Support
10 4 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) CMDB
2 2 (3.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.00%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) AIX
3 2 (3.33%) Solaris
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (21.67%) Break/Fix
3 9 (15.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.33%) Business Development
7 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.33%) Contact Management
7 2 (3.33%) Contract Management
7 2 (3.33%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.33%) Logistics
7 2 (3.33%) People Management
7 2 (3.33%) Presales
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.33%) Process Architecture
7 2 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.33%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 17 (28.33%) CCNA
5 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (11.67%) CCNP
7 4 (6.67%) CCIP
7 4 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (5.00%) CCDP
8 3 (5.00%) CCIE
9 2 (3.33%) Degree
9 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (28.33%) Ansible
1 17 (28.33%) Terraform
2 13 (21.67%) HP Data Protector
3 10 (16.67%) Tivoli
3 10 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.33%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Cisco
2 17 (28.33%) HP
3 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.00%) VMware
5 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.67%) Citrix
6 4 (6.67%) F5
7 3 (5.00%) Juniper
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.33%) EMC
8 2 (3.33%) NetApp
9 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.67%) Remedy