The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 120 70 64
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 38 74 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 2.26% 2.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.18% 24.75% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 23
Average daily rate £300 £170 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £413 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.80 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
SLA
England

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
312 299 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.23% 9.14% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 171 118
Average daily rate £425 £355 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £566 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 25
Average hourly rate £38.75 £17.50 £16.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.42% +4.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.77 £25.00 £40.00
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 the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SLA
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

SLA Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

SLA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West 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
Manchester -18 21 £338 +92.85% 8
Cheshire -19 12 £175 +52.17% 4
Lancashire -4 3 £300 +25.07% 2
Cumbria -1 1 £250 - 4
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 50 (52.08%) ITIL
2 28 (29.17%) Service Management
3 27 (28.13%) Windows
3 27 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 25 (26.04%) Service Delivery
5 24 (25.00%) MS Office
6 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
7 19 (19.79%) Problem Management
8 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
9 13 (13.54%) Cisco
9 13 (13.54%) SCCM
9 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
9 13 (13.54%) Coaching
10 12 (12.50%) Mentoring
10 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 12 (12.50%) HP
10 12 (12.50%) Firewall
10 12 (12.50%) Telecoms
11 11 (11.46%) OpenView
11 11 (11.46%) PMI
11 11 (11.46%) PMI Certification
11 11 (11.46%) DNS
11 11 (11.46%) DHCP
11 11 (11.46%) MCP
12 10 (10.42%) Unix
12 10 (10.42%) VPN
12 10 (10.42%) Wireless
12 10 (10.42%) Finance
12 10 (10.42%) Windows 7
13 9 (9.38%) Incident Management

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (25.00%) MS Office
2 23 (23.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) TCP/IP
2 12 (12.50%) Firewall
3 11 (11.46%) DHCP
3 11 (11.46%) DNS
4 10 (10.42%) VPN
4 10 (10.42%) Wireless
5 9 (9.38%) LAN
6 8 (8.33%) FTP
6 8 (8.33%) HTTP
6 8 (8.33%) SMTP
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (7.29%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (7.29%) Internet
7 7 (7.29%) WAN
8 6 (6.25%) Network Security
8 6 (6.25%) VoIP
9 5 (5.21%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (4.17%) OSPF
10 4 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.04%) MSI
General
1 12 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.42%) Finance
3 5 (5.21%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Analyst
2 24 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 23 (23.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 10 (10.42%) Service Desk Support
6 8 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Network Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) Services Delivery Manager
8 6 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 6 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (5.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) DBA
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) IT Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) HTML
1 4 (4.17%) JDBC
1 4 (4.17%) SAP XI
1 4 (4.17%) XML
2 2 (2.08%) EDI
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) Ext JS
3 1 (1.04%) jQuery
3 1 (1.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) PMI
2 6 (6.25%) Statistics
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.13%) CMDB
6 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.04%) Celerra
6 1 (1.04%) CESG
6 1 (1.04%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.04%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.13%) Windows
2 10 (10.42%) Unix
2 10 (10.42%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.21%) Linux
4 5 (5.21%) Solaris
5 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.04%) Android
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (52.08%) ITIL
2 28 (29.17%) Service Management
3 25 (26.04%) Service Delivery
4 19 (19.79%) Problem Management
5 13 (13.54%) Coaching
6 12 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 9 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (7.29%) Supplier Management
9 6 (6.25%) Change Management
9 6 (6.25%) Migration
10 5 (5.21%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.21%) Line Management
11 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (4.17%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (4.17%) Project Management
11 4 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (4.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.29%) SQL
2 5 (5.21%) Perl
3 4 (4.17%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.46%) MCP
2 11 (11.46%) PMI Certification
3 6 (6.25%) Degree
3 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) CCNA
4 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) CCEA
5 1 (1.04%) CCNP
5 1 (1.04%) CISM
5 1 (1.04%) CISSP
5 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.04%) GCFA
5 1 (1.04%) GIAC
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB
5 1 (1.04%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) OSCP
5 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.17%) XenApp
3 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.08%) XenServer
5 1 (1.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) SCCM
2 11 (11.46%) OpenView
3 4 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.04%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) Cisco
3 12 (12.50%) HP
4 6 (6.25%) Oracle
5 4 (4.17%) Aruba
5 4 (4.17%) Citrix
5 4 (4.17%) Fortinet
5 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.17%) Remedy
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
5 4 (4.17%) VMware
5 4 (4.17%) webMethods
6 3 (3.13%) BT
6 3 (3.13%) Juniper
7 2 (2.08%) Avaya
7 2 (2.08%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.08%) IBM
7 2 (2.08%) NEC
7 2 (2.08%) Nokia
7 2 (2.08%) Toshiba
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