Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 37 85
Rank change year-on-year -45 +48 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 62 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.68% 4.68% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.06% 28.57% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 6
Wales median daily rate £360 £348 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -4.14% -
10th Percentile £209 £122 £181
90th Percentile £434 £521 £530
UK median daily rate £325 £318 £313
% change year-on-year +2.36% +1.60% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Wales median hourly rate £36.25 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -0.50% -6.25%

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 166 217 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.13% 16.38% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 148 100
Wales median daily rate £360 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £177 £263
90th Percentile £538 £513 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £439 £410
% change year-on-year +2.62% +6.95% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 6
Wales median hourly rate £33.50 £25.75 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.10% -62.13% +396.35%
10th Percentile £28.75 £16.12 £21.75
90th Percentile £38.65 £77.50 £73.88
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +15.00% -10.11% +3.31%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -45 23 £360 +100.00% 3
West Wales +4 2 - - 2
SLA
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 11 (44.00%) ITIL
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Service Management
2 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
2 8 (32.00%) IT Governance
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (24.00%) AS400
3 6 (24.00%) IBM
3 6 (24.00%) MCP
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.00%) CCNP
6 2 (8.00%) VLAN
6 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (8.00%) SOA
6 2 (8.00%) HNC
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (8.00%) SAP

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%) 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%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
1 2 (8.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Incident Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Technician
4 2 (8.00%) SAP CO Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SAP FI Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Development Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Development Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Field Service Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Installation Technician
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (8.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) AS400
1 6 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
2 8 (32.00%) IT Governance
2 8 (32.00%) Service Management
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Logistics
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.00%) SOA
6 1 (4.00%) Liability-Driven Investment
6 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) MCP
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) CCA
4 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) HNC
5 1 (4.00%) HND
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) IBM
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) BT
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Juniper
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Trustwave