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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 85 67 49
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.16% 1.68% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.04% 18.18% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 12
Average daily rate £338 £175 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% +45.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £121 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £465 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.75 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.90% -19.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
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
161 132 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.89% 9.24% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 74 45
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.25 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.17% +6.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 3 £130 -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Windows
3 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
3 7 (19.44%) VPN
3 7 (19.44%) Service Management
3 7 (19.44%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.67%) Wireless
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.89%) Statistics
5 5 (13.89%) Network Security
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.11%) Aruba
6 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (11.11%) SSH
6 4 (11.11%) OSPF
6 4 (11.11%) BGP
6 4 (11.11%) TACACS
6 4 (11.11%) Telnet
6 4 (11.11%) DNS
6 4 (11.11%) FTP
6 4 (11.11%) HTTP
6 4 (11.11%) SNMP
6 4 (11.11%) VoIP

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
1 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
1 7 (19.44%) VPN
2 6 (16.67%) Wireless
3 5 (13.89%) Network Security
4 4 (11.11%) BGP
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (11.11%) DHCP
4 4 (11.11%) DNS
4 4 (11.11%) FTP
4 4 (11.11%) HTTP
4 4 (11.11%) OSPF
4 4 (11.11%) SMTP
4 4 (11.11%) SNMP
4 4 (11.11%) SSH
4 4 (11.11%) TACACS
4 4 (11.11%) Telnet
4 4 (11.11%) VoIP
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) DBA
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Wireless Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Field Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Relationships Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Statistics
2 3 (8.33%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
3 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (19.44%) Service Management
4 4 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Web Filtering
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.56%) ETL
6 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Fault Management
7 1 (2.78%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Perl
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) CISM
1 1 (2.78%) CISSP
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Aruba
3 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 2 (5.56%) Ericsson
4 2 (5.56%) Huawei
4 2 (5.56%) NEC
4 2 (5.56%) Nokia
4 2 (5.56%) Nortel
5 1 (2.78%) Altiris
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Splunk
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