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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 32 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 15 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.08% 3.65% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 5.00% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £500 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £485 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £585 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -15.20%
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
297 160 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.71% 73.06% 71.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 101 92
Average daily rate £413 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 9
Average hourly rate £50.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 14 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 4 (18.18%) Service Management
4 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
5 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
5 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (9.09%) Lync
6 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.09%) Data Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Office 365
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Yammer
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Publishing

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
1 2 (9.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Service Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Services Delivery Manager
2 8 (36.36%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Data Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Procurement Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (13.64%) Data Mapping
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Data Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) SAP