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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 71 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing SLA 17 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 1.42% 1.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.06% 25.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate
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£238 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -15.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £223 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £334 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% -23.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
141 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.67% 5.67% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 29 28
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £240 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £480 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 23 (51.11%) ITIL
2 19 (42.22%) Windows
3 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (20.00%) MS Office
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
5 7 (15.56%) Incident Management
5 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
5 7 (15.56%) Service Management
6 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
6 6 (13.33%) Linux
6 6 (13.33%) Citrix
6 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 5 (11.11%) Degree
7 5 (11.11%) Line Management
7 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco
7 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 5 (11.11%) Finance
7 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.89%) RNC
8 4 (8.89%) Change Management
8 4 (8.89%) VMware
8 4 (8.89%) ATM
8 4 (8.89%) GSM
8 4 (8.89%) Windows NT
8 4 (8.89%) LDAP
8 4 (8.89%) SDH

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) IIS
2 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.67%) CICS
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.44%) TPMS
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.22%) Lync
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.22%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) RNC
1 4 (8.89%) ATM
1 4 (8.89%) GSM
1 4 (8.89%) LDAP
1 4 (8.89%) SDH
1 4 (8.89%) UMTS
1 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
1 4 (8.89%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.22%) 4G
3 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.22%) 3G
3 1 (2.22%) SSL
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (8.89%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.44%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Service Transition Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Desktop Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Life Science
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Windows NT
4 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) ITIL
2 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.56%) Incident Management
3 7 (15.56%) Service Management
4 6 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.11%) Line Management
5 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 4 (8.89%) WFM
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.44%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.44%) SOA
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.44%) Coaching
9 1 (2.22%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (6.67%) MCP
3 3 (6.67%) MCSE
3 3 (6.67%) MCSA
4 2 (4.44%) MCITP
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) CCA
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.44%) XenApp
3 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) Ericsson
4 4 (8.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) Dell
6 2 (4.44%) Informatica
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
6 2 (4.44%) Veeam
7 1 (2.22%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.22%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (2.22%) Sophos
7 1 (2.22%) HP
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