The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 29 April 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)
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 1 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 -  
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 3.57% 28.57% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £345 £278 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £281 £300
% change year-on-year +10.48% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bolton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 14.29% 42.86% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £300 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +11.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £400 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +13.79%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Bolton

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Bolton

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bolton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Bolton

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Bolton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Intel
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) RightFax
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

SLA
Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Messaging Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Intel
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) RightFax