Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 2018 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 14 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing SLA 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 7.58% 1.52% 5.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Bolton median daily rate £263 £345 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.91% - -
Manchester median daily rate £225 £250 £338
% change year-on-year -10.00% -25.93% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Bolton median hourly rate £121.00 - £40.00
Manchester median hourly rate £14.89 £13.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +10.28% -55.00% +166.67%

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 Bolton with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Bolton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bolton 13.64% 3.03% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Bolton median daily rate £263 £345 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.91% - -
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Bolton median hourly rate £121.00 £10.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1052.38% -73.75% +300.00%
Manchester median hourly rate £16.60 £30.50 £35.01
% change year-on-year -45.59% -12.88% +169.31%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bolton.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bolton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Bolton over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (60.00%) Process Management
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Law
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Compliance Audit
1 3 (60.00%) Contract Management
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) BYOD
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching

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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Procurement Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Compliance Audit
1 3 (60.00%) Contract Management
1 3 (60.00%) Process Management
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft