The table below looks at the statistics for Service Delivery skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Services Delivery
Rank 52 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 18 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.56% 1.47% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.20% 2.14% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +30.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £358 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £588 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.91%
Service Delivery
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
562 327 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.94% 68.55% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 189 239
Average daily rate £410 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £174.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Service Delivery
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Service Delivery Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Service Delivery across the Oxfordshire region.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Service Delivery across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Service Delivery Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery across the Oxfordshire region.

Service Delivery Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -15 9 £460 -18.22% 4
Banbury - 2 £388 -
Service Delivery
South East

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) Degree
3 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 10 (26.32%) Service Management
4 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 8 (21.05%) Windows
6 7 (18.42%) Publishing
7 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
8 5 (13.16%) Network Design
8 5 (13.16%) Data Mapping
8 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
8 5 (13.16%) SaaS
8 5 (13.16%) MS Office
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
9 4 (10.53%) Java
9 4 (10.53%) SLA
9 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.53%) LAN
9 4 (10.53%) WAN
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.53%) VMware
9 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
10 3 (7.89%) Finance
10 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
10 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Data Validation
10 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Lync
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.16%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) SaaS
2 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) LAN
1 4 (10.53%) WAN
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) PABX
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (18.42%) Publishing
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
1 10 (26.32%) Service Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Data Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Services Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Management Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Service Management
3 5 (13.16%) Network Design
3 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.16%) Data Mapping
4 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.89%) CRM
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) Validation
5 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Data Validation
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) COBOL
4 2 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenServer
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.63%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.63%) ATG
5 1 (2.63%) Siebel
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) Dell
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (2.63%) NetApp
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk