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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 67 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.12% 1.95% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 31.88% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +113.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £385 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Average hourly rate £9.50 £11.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -18.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
70 69 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.59% 6.12% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 31
Average daily rate £430 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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
Bolton - 6 - - 1
Salford - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (30.56%) MS Office
4 10 (27.78%) ITIL
4 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (19.44%) Windows XP
6 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) Wireless
7 5 (13.89%) 3G
7 5 (13.89%) MCP
7 5 (13.89%) MCSE
7 5 (13.89%) SAN
7 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (13.89%) VMware
8 4 (11.11%) MCTS
8 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (11.11%) iPad
8 4 (11.11%) Citrix
8 4 (11.11%) MCSA
8 4 (11.11%) SQL
8 4 (11.11%) VPN
8 4 (11.11%) Cisco
9 3 (8.33%) Service Management
9 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
9 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
9 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) CICS
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
1 5 (13.89%) 3G
1 5 (13.89%) Wireless
2 4 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (5.56%) NAS
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) 2G
5 1 (2.78%) RNC
5 1 (2.78%) DWDM
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) Intranet
5 1 (2.78%) GPRS
5 1 (2.78%) SDH
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (22.22%) Service Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Support Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Desktop Manager
7 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) DBA
8 2 (5.56%) SQL DBA
8 2 (5.56%) Operations Manager
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Technician
8 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) IT Support
9 1 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
1 4 (11.11%) iPad
2 2 (5.56%) GIS
2 2 (5.56%) Replication
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) BBC
3 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 7 (19.44%) Windows XP
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.78%) Document Management
5 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.78%) Numerical Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL V2
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Security
5 1 (2.78%) CRM
5 1 (2.78%) ETL
5 1 (2.78%) Change Control
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.89%) MCP
2 5 (13.89%) MCSE
3 4 (11.11%) MCSA
3 4 (11.11%) MCTS
4 2 (5.56%) MCITP
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Dell
4 2 (5.56%) Symantec
4 2 (5.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (5.56%) Veeam
5 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Websense
5 1 (2.78%) Nortel
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.78%) Nokia
5 1 (2.78%) Lotus
5 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint