The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Manchester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 63 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing SLA 23 8 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 0.83% 2.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 19.51% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate £160 £259 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.10% +56.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £147 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £439 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +24.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
92 41 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.50% 4.25% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 20
Average daily rate £375 £290 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +52.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £125 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £480 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Average hourly rate £13.60 £20.00 £16.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.02% +21.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.40 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.60 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
North West

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 3 - -
Stockport -4 1 - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) ITIL
3 18 (33.33%) MS Office
3 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 17 (31.48%) MS Excel
5 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
6 12 (22.22%) Service Management
7 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 9 (16.67%) MCSE
7 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (14.81%) VPN
8 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
8 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
9 7 (12.96%) iPad
9 7 (12.96%) Finance
9 7 (12.96%) Citrix
9 7 (12.96%) SQL
10 6 (11.11%) 3G
10 6 (11.11%) MCP
10 6 (11.11%) Windows NT
10 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 6 (11.11%) Wireless
11 5 (9.26%) MCTS
11 5 (9.26%) VMware
11 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (9.26%) MCSA
11 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (9.26%) CICS
11 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) CICS
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (33.33%) MS Office
2 17 (31.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.85%) assyst
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) VPN
2 6 (11.11%) 3G
2 6 (11.11%) Wireless
3 3 (5.56%) SAN
3 3 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (3.70%) Intranet
4 2 (3.70%) DWDM
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) 2G
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.85%) RNC
5 1 (1.85%) ATM
5 1 (1.85%) GPRS
5 1 (1.85%) SDH
5 1 (1.85%) VoIP
5 1 (1.85%) SMTP
5 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.70%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.70%) SAP BI
2 2 (3.70%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Analyst
2 17 (31.48%) Service Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.56%) Procurement Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Technician
8 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Support Technician
8 3 (5.56%) Desktop Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Desktop Technician
9 2 (3.70%) Data Centre Technician
9 2 (3.70%) Resourcer
9 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) iPad
2 4 (7.41%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) GIS
4 2 (3.70%) Statistics
5 1 (1.85%) BBC
5 1 (1.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.11%) Windows NT
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) Service Management
3 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.41%) Change Control
5 4 (7.41%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.56%) Workflow
6 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.56%) Change Management
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Project Management
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.70%) ETL
7 2 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.85%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.85%) Document Management
8 1 (1.85%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) MCSE
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.11%) MCP
3 5 (9.26%) MCTS
3 5 (9.26%) MCSA
3 5 (9.26%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) WSUS
1 1 (1.85%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Citrix
3 5 (9.26%) VMware
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) Avaya
6 2 (3.70%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (3.70%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.70%) Nokia
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Nortel
6 2 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Huawei
7 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.85%) NEC
7 1 (1.85%) Websense
7 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.85%) Lotus
7 1 (1.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
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