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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 69 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing SLA 28 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.81% 2.37% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.93% 32.22% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Average daily rate
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£163 £250 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +117.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £120 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £332 £119
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £304 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +16.66%
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
117 90 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.57% 7.36% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 24
Average daily rate £340 £351 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% +4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £449 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.25 £14.08 £10.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.66% +38.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.30 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £94.40 £10.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 27 (49.09%) Windows
2 21 (38.18%) ITIL
3 16 (29.09%) MS Office
4 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
4 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
5 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (16.36%) Service Management
6 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
7 8 (14.55%) Windows NT
7 8 (14.55%) Finance
8 7 (12.73%) Telecoms
8 7 (12.73%) Linux
8 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.73%) CICS
9 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
9 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
10 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
10 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (9.09%) Cisco
10 5 (9.09%) Citrix
10 5 (9.09%) Line Management
11 4 (7.27%) Coaching
11 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (7.27%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (7.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (7.27%) WFM

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (12.73%) CICS
2 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.27%) IIS
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) CMS
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.82%) Lync
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) MS Office
2 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.82%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.27%) LDAP
2 4 (7.27%) ATM
2 4 (7.27%) GSM
2 4 (7.27%) SDH
2 4 (7.27%) UMTS
2 4 (7.27%) RNC
2 4 (7.27%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (3.64%) WAN
3 2 (3.64%) Wireless
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) LAN
3 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) Intranet
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.82%) VoIP
4 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MS Access
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 12 (21.82%) Service Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (7.27%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.27%) Field Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Database Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Support Technician
8 1 (1.82%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.55%) Windows NT
5 7 (12.73%) Linux
6 4 (7.27%) UNIX
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 9 (16.36%) Service Management
4 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
5 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) Line Management
6 4 (7.27%) Coaching
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) WFM
6 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.45%) CRM
8 2 (3.64%) SOA
8 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.64%) Change Management
8 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.27%) CCNA
3 3 (5.45%) CISSP
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) VCP4
3 3 (5.45%) CRISC
4 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) CCNP
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MCP
5 1 (1.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.82%) MCSA
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) XenApp
2 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.82%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco
2 5 (9.09%) Citrix
3 4 (7.27%) Ericsson
3 4 (7.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (5.45%) Dell
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
4 3 (5.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Informatica
5 2 (3.64%) Lotus
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) Apple
6 1 (1.82%) Symantec
6 1 (1.82%) NetApp
6 1 (1.82%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) Meraki
6 1 (1.82%) Mitel
6 1 (1.82%) Redback
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