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 24 June 2016 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 43 43 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing SLA 1 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.34% 1.19% 2.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.76% 26.67% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £450 £313 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +212.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.40
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -10.91%
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
21 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.09% 4.45% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 12
Median daily rate £450 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £166 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +19.04%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) ITIL
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (53.85%) Patch Management
3 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) DNS
4 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
5 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
5 4 (30.77%) NetBackup
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
5 4 (30.77%) Lotus
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
6 3 (23.08%) Back Office
7 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) VPN

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Domino
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) ADSL
3 1 (7.69%) CTI
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) ISDN
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) MRTG
3 1 (7.69%) PBX
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) VLAN
3 1 (7.69%) VSAT
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Support Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Administrator
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Support
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Support
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Patch Management
3 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
5 4 (30.77%) Change Management
5 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Process Management
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Hyperic
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Lotus
3 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds