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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 73 83 68
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.50% 1.39% 1.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.35% 15.92% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Median daily rate £200 £331 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.62% +107.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £166 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £416 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.20 £40.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.50% +190.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.04 £40.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £40.00 £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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
109 157 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.17% 8.75% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 82
Median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +119.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +85.26%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Bolton -3 1 £345 +165.38%
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 11 (33.33%) ITIL
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Service Management
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) ITSM
5 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.15%) DNS
6 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (15.15%) Linux
6 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
7 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) Project Management
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
8 3 (9.09%) Legal
8 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
8 3 (9.09%) Banking
8 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
8 3 (9.09%) Life Science
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
8 3 (9.09%) SaaS
8 3 (9.09%) MS Office
8 3 (9.09%) LAN
8 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 3 (9.09%) Office 365
8 3 (9.09%) Service Design
9 2 (6.06%) JIRA
9 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (6.06%) IaaS

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 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) IaaS
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Administrator
2 4 (12.12%) Field Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Field Service Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Monitoring Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Life Science
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Service Management
3 7 (21.21%) ITSM
4 4 (12.12%) Project Management
4 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Design
5 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.06%) Line Management
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (6.06%) Time Management
7 1 (3.03%) Data Management
7 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (3.03%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) C
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) CCNA
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.06%) MCSE
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Altiris
2 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
2 2 (6.06%) Lotus
2 2 (6.06%) NetIQ
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) Wyse
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Infor
3 1 (3.03%) Intel
3 1 (3.03%) IronPort
3 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) RightFax
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Veritas