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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 41 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing SLA 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.18% 1.70% 2.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.77% 50.00% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £175 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -61.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
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 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.82% 3.40% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Average daily rate £325 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £145 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £445 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.07 £20.21 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +13.83%

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 2 July 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 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Benchmarking
3 2 (15.38%) Security Management
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON
3 2 (15.38%) Symmetrix
3 2 (15.38%) EMC Centera
3 2 (15.38%) HPUX
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
3 2 (15.38%) OpenView
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
3 2 (15.38%) ATM
3 2 (15.38%) GSM
3 2 (15.38%) SDH
3 2 (15.38%) UMTS

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) ATM
1 2 (15.38%) GSM
1 2 (15.38%) SDH
1 2 (15.38%) UMTS
1 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) RNC
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
1 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Field Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Operations Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Supplier Relationship Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
1 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON
1 2 (15.38%) Symmetrix
1 2 (15.38%) EMC Centera
1 2 (15.38%) Symmetrix DMX
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) HPUX
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Benchmarking
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) WFM
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) People Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) EMC
2 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) Novell
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft