Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 83 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 -33 +25
Contract jobs citing SLA 11 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.71% 1.66% 3.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.94% 15.72% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 31
Wales median daily rate £455 £330 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.88% -30.53% +245.45%
10th Percentile £413 £140 £175
90th Percentile £575 £406 £600
UK median daily rate £317 £317 £350
% change year-on-year +0.24% -9.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Wales median hourly rate £11.50 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.67% +34.00% +35.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £18.54 £24.55
90th Percentile £11.75 £38.65 £29.80
UK median hourly rate £14.62 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +3.33% -14.29%

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 123 159 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.90% 10.58% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 112 122
Wales median daily rate £475 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.58% -9.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £268 £213 £218
90th Percentile £675 £495 £536
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.50% +33.04% +15.00%
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% - -6.25%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 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
South Wales -15 10 £455 +37.88% 2
North Wales - 1 - -
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Wales region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (36.36%) Linux
1 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
1 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) GitHub
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) WebCenter
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (27.27%) Robotic Process Automation
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Robotics
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) CA
2 3 (27.27%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) JBoss
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Prism
4 1 (9.09%) Data Encryption
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Anywhere

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 3 (27.27%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
1 3 (27.27%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Service Manager
1 4 (36.36%) Services Delivery Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Governance Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (27.27%) WebCenter
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Robotics
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Robotic Process Automation
2 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 1 (9.09%) Data Encryption
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Server Building
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) CA
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Anywhere
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Prism
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp
2 1 (9.09%) UiPath
2 1 (9.09%) VMware