Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 99 124
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25 -35
Contract jobs citing SLA 46 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.47% 1.41% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.09% 14.18% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 23
Manchester median daily rate £325 £135 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +140.74% -55.00% -
10th Percentile £110 £98 £167
90th Percentile £426 £300 £480
North West median daily rate £325 £275 £298
% change year-on-year +18.18% -7.56% -0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Manchester median hourly rate £21.76 £10.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.40% -24.11% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.49 £9.22 £12.75
90th Percentile £31.69 £13.40 £14.25
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +53.85% -3.70% -14.39%

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 241 282 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.71% 9.91% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 179 194
Manchester median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +1.25% +2.24% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 4
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -49.09% +52.78%
10th Percentile £14.33 £9.45 £12.98
90th Percentile £32.88 £38.86 £46.58
North West median hourly rate £29.19 £13.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year +124.54% -42.72% +12.07%

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 16 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 October 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 +9 18 £386 +28.75%
Rochdale -2 2 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £370 - 1
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 25 (54.35%) Service Management
2 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (47.83%) Data Centre
4 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 14 (30.43%) Management Information System
5 13 (28.26%) NHS
6 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
7 10 (21.74%) ITIL
8 9 (19.57%) Citrix
8 9 (19.57%) Change Management
9 8 (17.39%) SCCM
10 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
10 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (13.04%) VB
11 6 (13.04%) VMware
12 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
12 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (10.87%) Finance
12 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
12 5 (10.87%) Driving Licence
12 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
13 4 (8.70%) MCTS
13 4 (8.70%) Altiris
13 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
13 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (8.70%) MCSE
13 4 (8.70%) MCSA
13 4 (8.70%) VPN
13 4 (8.70%) MCP

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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.17%) CICS
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) VPN
1 4 (8.70%) Wireless
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
1 2 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) IT Support
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.17%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 22 (47.83%) Data Centre
2 14 (30.43%) Management Information System
3 13 (28.26%) NHS
4 5 (10.87%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
3 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.17%) Scientific Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.17%) Unix
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) Service Management
2 10 (21.74%) ITIL
3 9 (19.57%) Change Management
4 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (6.52%) Service Design
8 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.35%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.35%) Personalization
8 2 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
8 2 (4.35%) Workflow
9 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) VB
2 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) Go
4 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (8.70%) MCP
2 4 (8.70%) MCSA
2 4 (8.70%) MCSE
2 4 (8.70%) MCTS
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCA
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) OpenView
2 3 (6.52%) OVSD
3 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) VMware
4 4 (8.70%) Altiris
5 3 (6.52%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) Ivanti
6 2 (4.35%) CA
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.35%) Xerox
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow