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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 87 63
Rank change year-on-year +8 -24  
Contract jobs citing SLA 10 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.71% 0.95% 1.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.26% 7.42% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
Median daily rate £311 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.31% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £264 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £514 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £247 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -16.18% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.63%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 121 229 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.65% 12.81% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 113 83
Median daily rate £394 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £44.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +302.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 12 (38.71%) Windows
1 12 (38.71%) ITSM
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
3 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
3 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (25.81%) Service Management
5 7 (22.58%) Change Management
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (19.35%) Finance
6 6 (19.35%) Office 365
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) Linux
7 5 (16.13%) DNS
7 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
7 5 (16.13%) Life Science
8 4 (12.90%) ServiceNow
9 3 (9.68%) Legal
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) LAN
9 3 (9.68%) Intel
9 3 (9.68%) Citrix
9 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (9.68%) Time Management
9 3 (9.68%) SaaS
9 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
9 3 (9.68%) Banking
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
9 3 (9.68%) Customer Requirements

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 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) SaaS
3 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) PaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) VoIP
3 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Legal
4 1 (3.23%) Billing
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) IT Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Contracts Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Monitoring Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Advisor
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Operator
5 1 (3.23%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) DBA
5 1 (3.23%) Governance Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Head of Service Operations
5 1 (3.23%) ICT Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Life Science
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) HPUX
5 1 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITSM
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
3 9 (29.03%) Service Delivery
4 8 (25.81%) Service Management
5 7 (22.58%) Change Management
6 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) Break/Fix
7 3 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.68%) Time Management
8 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.45%) Line Management
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Service Design
9 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C
2 1 (3.23%) JCL
2 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) CCNA
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.23%) MCP
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) OpenView
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) ServiceNow
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) Intel
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) IronPort
4 2 (6.45%) RightFax
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Wyse
5 1 (3.23%) Altiris
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.23%) Lotus
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Veritas
5 1 (3.23%) Xerox
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