The table below looks at the statistics for SLA 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 SLA over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 32 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.27% 2.94% 5.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.15% 26.19% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
Average daily rate £250 £313 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +160.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £268 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +6.89%
SLA
Oxfordshire

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
13 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.92% 11.23% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 15
Average daily rate £250 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +172.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SLA 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 SLA.

1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Change Management
3 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (43.75%) Incident Management
3 7 (43.75%) Patch Management
4 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
6 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 4 (25.00%) Lotus
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (18.75%) Remedy
7 3 (18.75%) BMC
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SLA 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 SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) ADSL
3 1 (6.25%) CTI
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) ISDN
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
3 1 (6.25%) MRTG
3 1 (6.25%) PBX
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) VSAT
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Support Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Change Management
2 7 (43.75%) Incident Management
2 7 (43.75%) Patch Management
3 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Change Control
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (6.25%) Analytics
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Process Management
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Hyperic
2 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Lotus
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) BMC
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds