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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 50 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.18% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.79% 11.11% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.77 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.05% -9.88%
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
29 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.58% 5.23% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 8
Median daily rate £413 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £444 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

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 30 July 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 (80.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Change Management
3 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (60.00%) NetBackup
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) DHCP
3 6 (60.00%) DNS
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (60.00%) NetApp
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (60.00%) Patch Management
4 5 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) SCOM
5 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Process Management

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DHCP
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Support
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (70.00%) Problem Management
2 7 (70.00%) Project Management
3 6 (60.00%) Change Management
3 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (60.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) Hyperic
3 1 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat