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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank - 3 -
Contract jobs citing SLA 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton - 21.05% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 57.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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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
4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 19.05% 36.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £220 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Technician
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft