The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 92 100 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -32
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.47% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.40% 4.79% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 14
Median daily rate £410 £319 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.62% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £304 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £334 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
125 188 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 7.50% 9.77% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 98 60
Median daily rate £420 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.48% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 £16.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.87% +43.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.45 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-10.20% +12.35%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 - - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SLA.

1 16 (47.06%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Service Management
3 8 (23.53%) Windows
3 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
7 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
7 4 (11.76%) Banking
7 4 (11.76%) SCCM
7 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (11.76%) Tivoli
7 4 (11.76%) NetIQ
7 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 4 (11.76%) Altiris
8 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
8 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
8 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
8 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
9 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (5.88%) MCSE
9 2 (5.88%) SQL
9 2 (5.88%) MS Office

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DHCP
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) MPLS
2 1 (2.94%) VLAN
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Administrator
2 5 (14.71%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Administrator
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Active Directory Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) IT Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) IT Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Monitoring Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Service Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Tivoli Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) IT Recruitment Resourcer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Resourcer
4 3 (8.82%) Recruitment Resourcer
4 3 (8.82%) Resourcer
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
1 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.94%) JPA
1 1 (2.94%) REST
1 1 (2.94%) Spring
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) CMDB
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Service Management
3 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.88%) ITSM
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum
5 2 (5.88%) Service Design
5 2 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) High Availability
6 1 (2.94%) Line Management
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.94%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
1 4 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Altiris
2 4 (11.76%) NetIQ
3 1 (2.94%) Avaya
3 1 (2.94%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Infor
3 1 (2.94%) Lotus