The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 39 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 12 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.23% 2.22% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.96% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Average daily rate £500 £453 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.49% +44.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £399 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £503 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £130.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.87% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 338 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 68.53% 74.94% 60.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 189 200
Average daily rate £330 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 39
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.09 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.10% -51.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Service Delivery
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +5 4 £588 +28.06% 5
Abingdon - - - - 1
Banbury - - - -
Faringdon - - - - 2
Service Delivery
South East

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Big Data
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) SLA
5 2 (12.50%) Back Office
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Economics
6 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (6.25%) CMDB
6 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.25%) BS25999
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
General
1 2 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Big Data Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Service Continuity Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Service Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Economics
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.25%) Operations Management
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Control
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 1 (6.25%) BCP
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) BS25999
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
2 1 (6.25%) Lotus