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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 44 61
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +17
Contract jobs citing SLA 15 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.10% 3.12% 2.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.74% 47.44% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 11
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£136 £313 £141
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.56% +122.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £355 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 6
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
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
69 78 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.06% 6.57% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 42
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £191 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 8
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
Bolton - 3 - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
3 12 (34.29%) ITIL
4 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
5 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
6 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (17.14%) VPN
8 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
8 6 (17.14%) iPad
9 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.29%) Wireless
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) MCP
9 5 (14.29%) MCSE
9 5 (14.29%) Citrix
9 5 (14.29%) SAN
10 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (11.43%) MCSA
10 4 (11.43%) Service Management
10 4 (11.43%) Smartphone
10 4 (11.43%) MCTS
10 4 (11.43%) Line Management
11 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (8.57%) Change Management
11 3 (8.57%) Project Management
11 3 (8.57%) SQL

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) CICS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) VPN
2 5 (14.29%) SAN
2 5 (14.29%) Wireless
3 2 (5.71%) NAS
3 2 (5.71%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.86%) GPRS
4 1 (2.86%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
4 1 (2.86%) Intranet
4 1 (2.86%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Advertising
1 1 (2.86%) Banking
1 1 (2.86%) Retail
1 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (22.86%) Service Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Support Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Desktop Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.71%) SQL DBA
8 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) DBA
8 2 (5.71%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.71%) Operations Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Systems Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Help Desk Support
9 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support
9 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) iPad
2 4 (11.43%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) Statistics
3 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) GIS
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) BBC
4 1 (2.86%) Handset
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) Service Management
3 4 (11.43%) Line Management
4 3 (8.57%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.71%) Coaching
5 2 (5.71%) Change Control
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.86%) Numerical Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.86%) Document Management
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL V2
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCP
2 5 (14.29%) MCSE
3 4 (11.43%) MCSA
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (11.43%) MCTS
4 2 (5.71%) MCITP
4 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix
2 5 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Dell
4 2 (5.71%) Veeam
4 2 (5.71%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Redback
5 1 (2.86%) Orchard
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
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