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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 73 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing SLA 33 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.78% 1.22% 2.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.85% 24.24% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £130 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.15% -56.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £115 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £310 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £260 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-4.42% +3.93%
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
151 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.16% 5.04% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 41 26
Average daily rate £350 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £165 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £11.30 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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
Oldham - 1 £200 -
Wigan - 1 - - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (49.02%) ITIL
2 17 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (21.57%) Service Management
3 11 (21.57%) Finance
3 11 (21.57%) Degree
4 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
4 10 (19.61%) MS Office
4 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
5 9 (17.65%) Cisco
5 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
6 8 (15.69%) Banking
7 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
7 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (11.76%) Intranet
8 6 (11.76%) DNS
8 6 (11.76%) Project Management
9 5 (9.80%) Firewall
9 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
9 5 (9.80%) Citrix
9 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
10 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
10 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (7.84%) MCSA
10 4 (7.84%) VoIP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.92%) TPMS
2 2 (3.92%) Lync
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.96%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Office
2 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) DNS
1 6 (11.76%) Intranet
2 5 (9.80%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) VoIP
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) VPN
4 3 (5.88%) Wireless
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.92%) 4G
5 2 (3.92%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (3.92%) SSH
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.92%) Network Security
5 2 (3.92%) OSPF
5 2 (3.92%) BGP
5 2 (3.92%) TACACS
5 2 (3.92%) Telnet
5 2 (3.92%) 3G
5 2 (3.92%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) DataStage
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Service Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Support Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (13.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Consultant
5 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Network Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Service Transition Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Memcached
1 2 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Statistics
1 2 (3.92%) Life Science
1 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.84%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) UNIX
7 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.96%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Service Management
3 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
4 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.88%) Change Management
9 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (3.92%) Coaching
10 2 (3.92%) People Management
10 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (3.92%) Release Management
10 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
11 1 (1.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Perl
2 2 (3.92%) PHP
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Degree
2 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.84%) MCSA
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.88%) MCITP
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.92%) CCNA
6 2 (3.92%) MCP
6 2 (3.92%) MCSE
7 1 (1.96%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) CCA
7 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.96%) MCTS
7 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.92%) Postfix
3 2 (3.92%) XenApp
3 2 (3.92%) Squid
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.92%) Varnish
3 2 (3.92%) iptables
4 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Nagios
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
1 2 (3.92%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Cisco
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Citrix
3 3 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.92%) Aruba
5 1 (1.96%) Facebook
5 1 (1.96%) Twitter
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (1.96%) WatchGuard
5 1 (1.96%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.96%) Veeam
5 1 (1.96%) Teradata
5 1 (1.96%) Huawei
5 1 (1.96%) Brocade
5 1 (1.96%) Avaya
5 1 (1.96%) Juniper
5 1 (1.96%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.96%) NetApp
5 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
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