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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 40 24 31
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.84% 1.73% 1.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 42.86% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +5.45%
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
16 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.49% 4.05% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate £450 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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
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 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) General Ledger
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Degree

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) General Ledger
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft