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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 83 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing SLA 20 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.09% 1.27% 1.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.90% 13.29% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 4
Median daily rate £320 £201 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.00% -32.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £163 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £316 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
168 143 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.17% 9.57% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 63 34
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £11.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+331.81% -29.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Bolton - 1 £425 - 1
Salford - 1 - - 1
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 9 (20.00%) Windows
5 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 7 (15.56%) Service Management
6 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (11.11%) Finance
8 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 4 (8.89%) MS Office
9 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
9 4 (8.89%) PRINCE
9 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.89%) Statistics
9 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
9 4 (8.89%) Network Security
9 4 (8.89%) Skype
10 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (6.67%) Threat Analysis
10 3 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
10 3 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (6.67%) Degree
10 3 (6.67%) Banking
10 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity

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 (8.89%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Mule
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.89%) Network Security
2 4 (8.89%) Skype
3 3 (6.67%) DHCP
3 3 (6.67%) DNS
3 3 (6.67%) Firewall
3 3 (6.67%) Internet
3 3 (6.67%) VoIP
4 2 (4.44%) BGP
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.44%) FTP
4 2 (4.44%) HTTP
4 2 (4.44%) LAN
4 2 (4.44%) OSPF
4 2 (4.44%) SMTP
4 2 (4.44%) SNMP
4 2 (4.44%) SSH
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 2 (4.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Hudson
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Service Manager
3 5 (11.11%) DBA
3 5 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Relationships Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Statistics
2 3 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) iPhone
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 8 (17.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 7 (15.56%) Service Management
5 6 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.89%) PRINCE
7 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Line Management
8 2 (4.44%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 2 (4.44%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) Perl
2 2 (4.44%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
1 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) CISM
2 2 (4.44%) CISSP
2 2 (4.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) CCENT
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCP
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) COBIT
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Aruba
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco
2 2 (4.44%) Citrix
2 2 (4.44%) F5
2 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
2 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
2 2 (4.44%) Lumension
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
2 2 (4.44%) Splunk
2 2 (4.44%) Trustwave
3 1 (2.22%) Altiris
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) LANDesk
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
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