Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 121 108
Rank change year-on-year +33 -13 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 48 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.63% 0.98% 1.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.67% 11.22% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 9
Manchester median daily rate £200 £284 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.52% -11.33% +58.02%
10th Percentile £100 £174 £197
90th Percentile £311 £456 £351
North West median daily rate £275 £300 £320
% change year-on-year -8.33% -6.25% +134.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Manchester median hourly rate £12.12 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% -15.63% +62.03%
10th Percentile £9.34 £12.75 £12.40
90th Percentile £16.10 £14.25 £18.90
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -48.00% +53.85% +8.33%

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 288 312 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.81% 8.74% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 172 237
Manchester median daily rate £388 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +8.11% +13.85%
10th Percentile £203 £250 £233
90th Percentile £600 £540 £525
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Manchester median hourly rate £16.19 £27.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.13% +69.23% +47.73%
10th Percentile £9.67 £12.98 £12.88
90th Percentile £33.91 £46.58 £28.76
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -46.00% +11.11% +42.86%

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 18 November 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

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 18 November 2017. 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 - 8 £300 - 3
Altrincham - 4 £275 -
Bolton - 3 £263 -
Rochdale - 2 - - 1
SLA
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 13 (27.08%) ITIL
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
1 13 (27.08%) Break/Fix
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.67%) Windows
4 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
5 6 (12.50%) DNS
5 6 (12.50%) SCCM
5 6 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (10.42%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (10.42%) Threat Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (10.42%) VMware
6 5 (10.42%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (8.33%) Contract Management
7 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 4 (8.33%) Finance
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (8.33%) LAN
7 4 (8.33%) VoIP
7 4 (8.33%) WAN
7 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (6.25%) Trend Analysis

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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) Autodesk Inventor
2 1 (2.08%) MicroStation
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) LAN
2 4 (8.33%) VoIP
2 4 (8.33%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) ISDN
4 1 (2.08%) Broadband
4 1 (2.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 11 (22.92%) Field Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) Field Service Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.42%) Security Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) IT Support
5 4 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.17%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Supplier Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.08%) AIX
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) HPUX
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Break/Fix
1 13 (27.08%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (10.42%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (10.42%) Threat Analysis
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) Contract Management
4 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 3 (6.25%) Compliance Audit
5 3 (6.25%) ITSM
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) Process Management
5 3 (6.25%) Security Operations
5 3 (6.25%) Service Management
5 3 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Coaching
6 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PMO
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.17%) Nagios
3 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
3 3 (6.25%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) FireEye
3 3 (6.25%) Symantec
4 2 (4.17%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) LANDesk
4 2 (4.17%) Lumension
4 2 (4.17%) McAfee
4 2 (4.17%) Trustwave
5 1 (2.08%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) Xerox