The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Oxford region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 28 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 2 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.94% 4.83% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 90.91% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -7.81%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.82% 5.31% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Average daily rate £425 £325 £493
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -34.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £140 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
SLA
Oxfordshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Software Distribution
2 4 (28.57%) ITSM
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 4 (28.57%) C
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Billing
5 1 (7.14%) Logistics
5 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) CMDB
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) PABX
5 1 (7.14%) Office 365
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) PuTTY

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) PABX
1 1 (7.14%) PuTTY
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Software Distribution
2 4 (28.57%) ITSM
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
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