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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 54 69
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.68% 2.68% 1.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.10% 37.50% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
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£325 £185 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% +51.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £329 £185
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 £17.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
109 80 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.94% 7.14% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 26
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £121 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £400 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £9.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +74.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.46 £9.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £120.50 £10.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 21 (43.75%) ITIL
3 14 (29.17%) MS Office
4 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (18.75%) Finance
5 9 (18.75%) Service Management
5 9 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
7 7 (14.58%) Windows NT
7 7 (14.58%) Linux
7 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
8 6 (12.50%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) CICS
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco
9 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
10 4 (8.33%) Change Management
10 4 (8.33%) CRM
10 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
10 4 (8.33%) UNIX
10 4 (8.33%) LDAP
10 4 (8.33%) SQL
10 4 (8.33%) IIS
10 4 (8.33%) Citrix
10 4 (8.33%) CCNA
10 4 (8.33%) CA SiteMinder

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (12.50%) CICS
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.17%) CMS
4 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Office
2 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.08%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) LDAP
2 2 (4.17%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) LAN
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) VPN
2 2 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
3 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VoIP
3 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MS Access
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Service Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Database Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) Open Source
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.58%) Windows XP
3 7 (14.58%) Windows NT
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) UNIX
5 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Android
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) ITIL
2 9 (18.75%) Service Management
2 9 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.50%) Project Management
5 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.33%) Change Management
6 4 (8.33%) CRM
6 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.33%) Coaching
7 3 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.17%) Validation
8 2 (4.17%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) SOA
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) Line Management
9 1 (2.08%) Change Control
9 1 (2.08%) Information Assurance
9 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.33%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) CRISC
3 3 (6.25%) CISSP
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.08%) MCSE
5 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) XenApp
2 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.08%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) Informatica
5 2 (4.17%) Lotus
6 1 (2.08%) IronPort
6 1 (2.08%) Polycom
6 1 (2.08%) Veeam
6 1 (2.08%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (2.08%) Meraki
6 1 (2.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) NetApp
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
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