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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 78 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing SLA 22 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.34% 1.63% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.79% 24.73% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£165 £160 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -38.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £120 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £288 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +27.65%
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
131 93 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.00% 6.59% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 24
Average daily rate £325 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £365 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £13.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.12%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 2
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) ITIL
3 12 (25.53%) MS Office
4 9 (19.15%) Finance
4 9 (19.15%) Incident Management
5 8 (17.02%) Service Management
5 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
6 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (14.89%) Windows NT
6 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
7 6 (12.77%) CICS
7 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
7 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
7 6 (12.77%) Line Management
8 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.64%) Linux
8 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
8 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
9 4 (8.51%) SDH
9 4 (8.51%) UMTS
9 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
9 4 (8.51%) ATM
9 4 (8.51%) GSM
9 4 (8.51%) LDAP
9 4 (8.51%) IIS
9 4 (8.51%) UNIX
9 4 (8.51%) SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (12.77%) CICS
2 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Office
2 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.13%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
2 4 (8.51%) LDAP
2 4 (8.51%) ATM
2 4 (8.51%) GSM
2 4 (8.51%) SDH
2 4 (8.51%) UMTS
2 4 (8.51%) RNC
2 4 (8.51%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) 2G
4 1 (2.13%) 3G
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) VoIP
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MS Access
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Service Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Field Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Developer
5 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Database Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Problem Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Windows NT
2 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
3 5 (10.64%) Linux
4 4 (8.51%) UNIX
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 9 (19.15%) Incident Management
3 8 (17.02%) Service Management
4 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
5 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
5 6 (12.77%) Line Management
6 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.51%) Change Management
7 4 (8.51%) Coaching
7 4 (8.51%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) WFM
8 3 (6.38%) CRM
9 2 (4.26%) SOA
9 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) CRISC
2 2 (4.26%) CCNA
2 2 (4.26%) CISSP
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) MCP
3 1 (2.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
2 4 (8.51%) Ericsson
3 3 (6.38%) Dell
3 3 (6.38%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Informatica
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec
5 1 (2.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) Huawei
5 1 (2.13%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.13%) Veeam
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