The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.91% 3.68% 1.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.65% 41.67% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Median daily rate £150 £250 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -14.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £67.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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 Oxford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
17 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.15% 8.82% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 28
Median daily rate £300 £250 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -36.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £173 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.43 £67.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.17% +175.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

SLA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Oxford region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Transition Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Vendor Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy