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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 85 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 25 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.38% 1.28% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.16% 13.64% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 11
Median daily rate £261 £320 £142
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.35% +126.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £224 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £320 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +68.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.77 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.22% -1.43%
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
124 176 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.84% 9.39% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 89 75
Median daily rate £405 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £305 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +56.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 £320 +60.00%
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
5 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 5 (11.90%) SQL
7 5 (11.90%) Service Management
7 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.90%) SCCM
8 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
8 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
8 4 (9.52%) Banking
8 4 (9.52%) Finance
8 4 (9.52%) Altiris
8 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
8 4 (9.52%) Java
8 4 (9.52%) MS Office
8 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
8 4 (9.52%) DNS
8 4 (9.52%) DHCP
9 3 (7.14%) WAN
9 3 (7.14%) LAN
9 3 (7.14%) C
9 3 (7.14%) Internet
9 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
9 3 (7.14%) NetIQ
9 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery

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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DHCP
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) VLAN
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
3 2 (4.76%) WLAN
4 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) French Language
3 1 (2.38%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Administrator
3 6 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) IT Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) IT Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Service Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Active Directory Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) IT Recruitment Resourcer
6 3 (7.14%) IT Resourcer
6 3 (7.14%) Monitoring Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Recruitment Resourcer
6 3 (7.14%) Resourcer
6 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Tivoli Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
1 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.38%) JPA
1 1 (2.38%) REST
1 1 (2.38%) Spring
1 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) CMDB
4 1 (2.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.38%) Android
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.90%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (7.14%) ITSM
4 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Scrum
4 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Threat Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Defect Management
5 2 (4.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Line Management
5 2 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) C
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CISM
3 1 (2.38%) CISSP
3 1 (2.38%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Altiris
3 3 (7.14%) NetIQ
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Infor
4 2 (4.76%) Intel Security
4 2 (4.76%) Lotus
4 2 (4.76%) Lumension
4 2 (4.76%) Trustwave
5 1 (2.38%) Avaya
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) F5
5 1 (2.38%) Fujitsu
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Splunk