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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 80 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing SLA 57 56 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.89% 1.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.23% 30.94% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 30
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £140 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £386 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.70 £20.70 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
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
195 181 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.21% 6.10% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 81 99
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.30 £17.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £20.20 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -16.66%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 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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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
Cheshire +29 25 £100 -73.68% 10
Manchester -32 16 £136 -54.75% 13
Lancashire -9 10 - - 1
Merseyside +5 4 £475 - 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 54 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 51 (43.59%) MS Office
3 50 (42.74%) Security Cleared
4 47 (40.17%) Windows
5 46 (39.32%) SC Cleared
6 43 (36.75%) ITIL
7 37 (31.62%) Windows 7
8 33 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 33 (28.21%) Citrix
9 32 (27.35%) MS Excel
9 32 (27.35%) Windows XP
10 28 (23.93%) Service Management
11 27 (23.08%) CA
11 27 (23.08%) SCCM
12 25 (21.37%) Windows Vista
12 25 (21.37%) Blackberry
13 23 (19.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (19.66%) AppSense
13 23 (19.66%) Lumension
13 23 (19.66%) Software Deployment
14 21 (17.95%) Service Delivery
15 18 (15.38%) HP
15 18 (15.38%) MCP
16 14 (11.97%) Finance
16 14 (11.97%) VPN
17 12 (10.26%) OpenView
17 12 (10.26%) IBM Notes
17 12 (10.26%) Lotus
17 12 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 12 (10.26%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) CICS
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (43.59%) MS Office
2 32 (27.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.97%) VPN
2 9 (7.69%) Wireless
3 6 (5.13%) SAN
4 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.56%) Firewall
6 2 (1.71%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.71%) NAS
6 2 (1.71%) 3G
6 2 (1.71%) VoIP
7 1 (0.85%) WAN
7 1 (0.85%) SMTP
7 1 (0.85%) DHCP
7 1 (0.85%) HTTP
7 1 (0.85%) DNS
7 1 (0.85%) GPRS
7 1 (0.85%) LAN
7 1 (0.85%) DMZ
7 1 (0.85%) Intranet
7 1 (0.85%) 2G
7 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (11.97%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.98%) Banking
4 3 (2.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Billing
5 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Military
6 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (37.61%) Analyst
2 24 (20.51%) Desktop Support
3 23 (19.66%) Service Analyst
4 22 (18.80%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (14.53%) Support Engineer
7 15 (12.82%) Support Analyst
8 14 (11.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 14 (11.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (10.26%) Operations Manager
9 12 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.27%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Service Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (3.42%) Help Desk Support
12 3 (2.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 3 (2.56%) Desktop Manager
12 3 (2.56%) Service Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.37%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) iPad
4 4 (3.42%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.42%) CMDB
5 3 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.71%) Replication
6 2 (1.71%) GIS
6 2 (1.71%) Statistics
7 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.85%) iPhone
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) e-Health
7 1 (0.85%) BBC
7 1 (0.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 47 (40.17%) Windows
2 37 (31.62%) Windows 7
3 32 (27.35%) Windows XP
4 25 (21.37%) Windows Vista
5 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.85%) Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.75%) ITIL
2 28 (23.93%) Service Management
3 23 (19.66%) Software Deployment
4 21 (17.95%) Service Delivery
5 9 (7.69%) TQM
6 8 (6.84%) Change Management
6 8 (6.84%) Incident Management
6 8 (6.84%) Problem Management
7 7 (5.98%) ITIL V3
8 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.13%) Coaching
9 5 (4.27%) Change Control
9 5 (4.27%) Line Management
9 5 (4.27%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.27%) Migration
9 5 (4.27%) Project Management
10 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.42%) Resource Management
10 4 (3.42%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.42%) C
2 3 (2.56%) SQL
2 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (42.74%) Security Cleared
2 46 (39.32%) SC Cleared
3 18 (15.38%) MCP
4 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.13%) MCSE
6 5 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.42%) MCSA
7 4 (3.42%) MCTS
8 3 (2.56%) Degree
9 2 (1.71%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.71%) MCITP
9 2 (1.71%) CCNA
9 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.71%) PMP
9 2 (1.71%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.85%) CCNP
10 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 33 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.71%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.85%) VMFS
5 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.85%) vCloud
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (23.08%) SCCM
2 12 (10.26%) OpenView
2 12 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.71%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 54 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 33 (28.21%) Citrix
3 27 (23.08%) CA
4 23 (19.66%) AppSense
4 23 (19.66%) Lumension
5 18 (15.38%) HP
6 12 (10.26%) Lotus
7 9 (7.69%) Cisco
8 6 (5.13%) VMware
8 6 (5.13%) Symantec
9 3 (2.56%) Dell
10 2 (1.71%) Remedy
10 2 (1.71%) Veeam
11 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.85%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.85%) EMC
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle
11 1 (0.85%) Juniper
11 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.85%) Ericsson
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