Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 105 105
Rank change year-on-year -23 0 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 30 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.93% 1.21% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.58% 12.88% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 28
Manchester median daily rate £175 £175 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -45.31% +46.29%
10th Percentile £101 £89 £127
90th Percentile £359 £349 £494
North West median daily rate £300 £339 £300
% change year-on-year -11.44% +12.92% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Manchester median hourly rate £12.27 £13.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.59% - -
North West median hourly rate £14.35 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +10.38% - -16.13%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 313 264 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.74% 9.36% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 177 202
Manchester median daily rate £425 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -1.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £209 £214 £250
90th Percentile £616 £534 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.29% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
Manchester median hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.93% -66.16% +156.25%
10th Percentile £11.66 £9.34 £18.90
90th Percentile £32.67 £21.69 £47.30
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £15.25 £35.75
% change year-on-year +83.61% -57.34% +69.67%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Manchester

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Manchester

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Manchester

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA 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 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +3 3 £386 - 2
Rochdale -3 2 - -
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SLA.

1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) Service Management
3 8 (26.67%) Change Management
4 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 6 (20.00%) SCCM
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (13.33%) VB
6 4 (13.33%) CA
6 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 4 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.33%) Driving Licence
7 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.00%) MCTS
7 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (10.00%) Altiris
7 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (10.00%) Finance
7 3 (10.00%) Wireless
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

SLA
Co-occurring 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.33%) CICS
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) VPN
1 3 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
1 1 (3.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) IT Support
2 4 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.33%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Expert
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Service Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Service Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Android
4 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.67%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.33%) Unix
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Change Management
2 8 (26.67%) Service Management
3 6 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery Management
7 2 (6.67%) Service Design
8 1 (3.33%) Application Virtualisation
8 1 (3.33%) Data Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) Internal Audit
8 1 (3.33%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (3.33%) Personalization
8 1 (3.33%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) VB
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCP
1 3 (10.00%) MCSA
1 3 (10.00%) MCSE
1 3 (10.00%) MCTS
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ACCA
2 1 (3.33%) CCENT
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CIMA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PMO
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) CA
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Altiris
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Capita
6 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Xerox