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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
North West / Manchester
Rank 71 79 70
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9  
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.59% 1.50% 1.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.80% 16.67% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 7
Median daily rate £225 £320 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.68% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £122 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £421 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.20 £40.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.50% +300.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

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 118 162 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.91% 9.03% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 88 110
Median daily rate £348 £424 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.04% +17.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £241 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £40.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £40.00 £143.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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 -7 2 £345 +24.32%
Salford - 1 - - 3
SLA
North West

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) ITIL
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.00%) Service Management
4 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 7 (19.44%) ITSM
6 6 (16.67%) Finance
6 6 (16.67%) DNS
6 6 (16.67%) Office 365
7 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
7 5 (13.89%) Linux
7 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 4 (11.11%) LAN
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 3 (8.33%) Service Design
9 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (8.33%) Time Management
9 3 (8.33%) SaaS
9 3 (8.33%) Intel
9 3 (8.33%) Citrix
9 3 (8.33%) WAN
9 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
9 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
9 3 (8.33%) Life Science
9 3 (8.33%) 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 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) SaaS
3 2 (5.56%) IaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.78%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (11.11%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) WAN
4 2 (5.56%) VoIP
4 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Field Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Monitoring Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Life Science
3 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) HPUX
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Service Management
3 7 (19.44%) ITSM
4 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.33%) Service Design
6 3 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.33%) Time Management
7 2 (5.56%) Change Management
7 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Line Management
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) C
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) JCL
2 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) CCNA
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.78%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.78%) OpenView
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
2 3 (8.33%) Intel
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) IronPort
3 2 (5.56%) Lotus
3 2 (5.56%) NetIQ
3 2 (5.56%) RightFax
3 2 (5.56%) Wyse
4 1 (2.78%) Altiris
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Infor
4 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas