The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 39 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.67% 2.39% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 3.68% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£460 £563 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.22% +67.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £513 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £613 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.91%
Service Delivery
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
268 136 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.53% 65.07% 74.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 71 102
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
4 6 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (20.83%) MS Office
5 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) Service Management
6 4 (16.67%) Network Design
6 4 (16.67%) LAN
6 4 (16.67%) WAN
6 4 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
7 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) Office 365
7 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (8.33%) Finance
8 2 (8.33%) Publishing
8 2 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Yammer
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) PABX
3 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Data Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Management Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Service Management
2 4 (16.67%) Network Design
2 4 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) VBA
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Degree
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) MCITP
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Dell
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg