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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
UK / Wales
Rank 38 61 37
Rank change year-on-year +23 -24  
Contract jobs citing SLA 29 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.13% 2.36% 3.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.10% 16.49% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 6
Median daily rate £475 £138 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +245.45% -59.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £405 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

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 107 97 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.24% 14.29% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 67 28
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £138 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £503 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £66.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +486.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £23.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.75 £66.00 £15.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
West Wales - 15 £488 -
South Wales +12 13 £185 +34.54% 7
SLA
UK

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
2 26 (63.41%) SC Cleared
3 22 (53.66%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (53.66%) Ansible
3 22 (53.66%) AWS CloudFormation
3 22 (53.66%) Terraform
3 22 (53.66%) Web Services
3 22 (53.66%) Linux
4 11 (26.83%) ITIL
4 11 (26.83%) Cisco
4 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
5 6 (14.63%) CCNA
5 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
5 6 (14.63%) Firewall
6 5 (12.20%) F5
6 5 (12.20%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (12.20%) LAN
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 5 (12.20%) CCNP
6 5 (12.20%) CCIP
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
6 5 (12.20%) HP
7 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
7 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (9.76%) WAN
7 4 (9.76%) CCDP
7 4 (9.76%) Unix

SLA
Top Related 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 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (53.66%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (53.66%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (12.20%) LAN
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
3 4 (9.76%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Network Security
General
1 1 (2.44%) Advertising
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Cloud Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Network Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Field Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.32%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.76%) People Management
4 3 (7.32%) DevOps
5 2 (4.88%) ITSM
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.44%) Business Development
6 1 (2.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) Contact Management
6 1 (2.44%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.44%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
2 26 (63.41%) SC Cleared
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (14.63%) CCNA
5 5 (12.20%) CCIP
5 5 (12.20%) CCNP
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (9.76%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (53.66%) Ansible
1 22 (53.66%) Terraform
2 5 (12.20%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco
2 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
3 5 (12.20%) F5
3 5 (12.20%) HP
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.76%) VMware
5 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.44%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Remedy