The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 66 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.95% 0.88% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.74% 15.71% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
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£320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £285 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £335 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.25 £9.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.47% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £13.90 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.40 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.91% +12.25%
SLA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
138 70 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.96% 5.59% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 30 25
Average daily rate £325 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £274 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £469 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £39.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the Manchester region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SLA
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 26 (48.15%) ITIL
2 25 (46.30%) Windows
3 16 (29.63%) MS Office
4 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
5 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
7 10 (18.52%) Service Management
8 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
9 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (12.96%) Finance
9 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
9 7 (12.96%) Degree
9 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
10 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 6 (11.11%) Linux
10 6 (11.11%) Citrix
10 6 (11.11%) Cisco
11 5 (9.26%) DNS
11 5 (9.26%) Windows NT
11 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
11 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
11 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
11 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (9.26%) Project Management
11 5 (9.26%) Banking
11 5 (9.26%) Line Management
12 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
12 4 (7.41%) Radio Access Network

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.41%) CICS
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (3.70%) TPMS
4 2 (3.70%) Lync
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (29.63%) MS Office
2 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP MM
1 1 (1.85%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.41%) LDAP
2 4 (7.41%) ATM
2 4 (7.41%) GSM
2 4 (7.41%) SDH
2 4 (7.41%) UMTS
2 4 (7.41%) Intranet
2 4 (7.41%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) RNC
2 4 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (5.56%) VoIP
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (1.85%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (1.85%) 4G
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) DataStage
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Service Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) Field Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Service Transition Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Memcached
2 1 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) Life Science
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Statistics
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.11%) Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Windows NT
4 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.56%) UNIX
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.85%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (1.85%) AIX
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Service Management
3 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
5 5 (9.26%) Line Management
5 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.41%) WFM
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.56%) Change Management
8 2 (3.70%) Coaching
8 2 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.85%) People Management
9 1 (1.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.85%) SDLC
9 1 (1.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) Perl
2 2 (3.70%) PHP
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
2 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.85%) VBScript
3 1 (1.85%) Python
3 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (7.41%) MCSA
4 3 (5.56%) MCP
4 3 (5.56%) MCSE
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.56%) MCITP
5 2 (3.70%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.70%) CCNA
6 1 (1.85%) CCA
6 1 (1.85%) CCNP
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.85%) MCTS
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.70%) Postfix
3 2 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (3.70%) Squid
3 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.70%) Varnish
3 2 (3.70%) iptables
4 1 (1.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nagios
1 2 (3.70%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) SCOM
2 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Citrix
2 6 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (7.41%) Ericsson
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) Aruba
6 1 (1.85%) Facebook
6 1 (1.85%) Twitter
6 1 (1.85%) Avaya
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.85%) Teradata
6 1 (1.85%) Google
6 1 (1.85%) Huawei
6 1 (1.85%) Brocade
6 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.85%) WatchGuard
Manchester
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Rate: £400 per day + competitive
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