The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 8 3 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 10.71% 15.38% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £130 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -6.89%
SLA
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bolton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 10.71% 15.38% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £130 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Bolton region.

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

SLA
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Lync
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 1 (33.33%) HSPA
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) UMTS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bolton region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) GPRS
2 1 (33.33%) GSM
2 1 (33.33%) HSPA
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) UMTS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Business Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft