Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 104 105
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing SLA 29 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.97% 1.22% 1.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.22% 12.41% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 18
Manchester median daily rate £213 £250 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -24.53% +100.76%
10th Percentile £102 £89 £127
90th Percentile £416 £348 £477
North West median daily rate £263 £336 £310
% change year-on-year -21.93% +8.47% +82.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Manchester median hourly rate £15.78 £20.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.91% -49.50% +216.83%
North West median hourly rate £15.78 £23.95 £17.00
% change year-on-year -34.13% +40.88% +13.33%

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 353 274 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.75% 9.82% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 186 216
Manchester median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £236 £219 £213
90th Percentile £625 £575 £510
North West median daily rate £420 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +12.00% -1.45% +8.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 3
Manchester median hourly rate £16.19 £22.90 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.30% -42.75% +128.57%
North West median hourly rate £33.90 £26.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +26.74% -28.68% +89.87%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
Bolton +6 4 £263 -23.91% 1
Salford +3 2 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 2
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (37.93%) ITIL
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
4 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
5 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Office 365
5 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
5 3 (10.34%) Contract Management
5 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.90%) Compliance Audit
6 2 (6.90%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.90%) Veeam

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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.45%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
1 3 (10.34%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Intranet
3 1 (3.45%) ADSL
3 1 (3.45%) Broadband
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) MPLS
3 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
3 1 (3.45%) SMS
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Manager
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Service Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Account Manager
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Officer
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) BYOD
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.45%) Scientific Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) Contract Management
4 3 (10.34%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.90%) Compliance Audit
5 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (6.90%) Process Management
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Release Management
5 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (6.90%) Supplier Relationship Management
5 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) CCNA
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.90%) MCP
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ACCA
2 1 (3.45%) CCENT
2 1 (3.45%) CIMA
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.45%) MCITP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCTS
2 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PMO
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) CA
3 2 (6.90%) Veeam
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds