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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 67 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 24 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.71% 2.60% 1.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.91% 34.48% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+169.70% -24.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £333 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
86 87 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.14% 7.53% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 33
Average daily rate £310 £300 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £120 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.15 £185.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -90.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.53 £20.64
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -10.25%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 16 (38.10%) ITIL
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) MS Office
3 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 9 (21.43%) Finance
4 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.67%) Service Management
5 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
7 5 (11.90%) Windows NT
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.90%) CICS
7 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.90%) Coaching
7 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (9.52%) SQL
8 4 (9.52%) CRM
8 4 (9.52%) CCNA
8 4 (9.52%) Citrix
8 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
8 4 (9.52%) Change Management
8 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.14%) Oracle
9 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (11.90%) CICS
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) VPN
2 2 (4.76%) LAN
2 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MS Access
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Database Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Statistics
3 2 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.90%) Windows NT
5 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.38%) Android
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (16.67%) Service Management
2 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 6 (14.29%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Coaching
4 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) CRM
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.14%) Line Management
7 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Change Control
7 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) SOA
7 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.38%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.52%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) CISSP
3 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) CRISC
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) CCNP
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) XenApp
2 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Informatica
5 2 (4.76%) Lotus
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Mitel
6 1 (2.38%) Redback
6 1 (2.38%) Orchard
6 1 (2.38%) IronPort
6 1 (2.38%) Polycom
6 1 (2.38%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) Meraki
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
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