The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 28.57% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £278 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +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 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bolton 42.86% 13.33% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £244 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bolton region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2016, 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 Bolton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) 2G
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (25.00%) HSPA
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) GPRS
2 1 (25.00%) GSM
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton 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 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) 2G
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) GPRS
2 1 (25.00%) GSM
2 1 (25.00%) HSPA
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (25.00%) UMTS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Business Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (25.00%) RAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft