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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 75 92 68
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -24
Contract jobs citing SLA 14 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.02% 0.83% 1.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.50% 8.47% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 11
Median daily rate £275 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £329 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £389 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +216.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.96 £18.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.71% +27.58%

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
112 189 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.13% 9.84% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 98 80
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +146.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 0 1 £345 -
Oldham - 1 - -
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
4 7 (21.21%) Service Management
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 5 (15.15%) Altiris
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
7 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
7 4 (12.12%) SCCM
7 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
8 3 (9.09%) DNS
8 3 (9.09%) MS Office
8 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 3 (9.09%) Banking
8 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
9 2 (6.06%) Office 365
9 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (6.06%) Service Design
9 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012

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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 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
General
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Administrator
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Active Directory Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Field Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Field Service Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) IT Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 2 (6.06%) Service Design
5 2 (6.06%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Chat Support
6 1 (3.03%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Line Management
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.03%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Altiris
3 2 (6.06%) Lotus
3 2 (6.06%) NetIQ
4 1 (3.03%) Avaya
4 1 (3.03%) Fujitsu
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Infor
4 1 (3.03%) Intel
4 1 (3.03%) IronPort
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) RightFax
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas
4 1 (3.03%) VMware