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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Services Delivery
Rank 49 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 6 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.08% 1.47% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.02% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £308 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £440 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £17.36 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-12.46% +5.18%
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
401 347 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 72.12% 73.05% 66.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 214 157
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £27.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +4 5 £500 +29.87% 2
Wallingford - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 5
Banbury - - - -
Faringdon - - - -
Kidlington - - - -
Service Delivery
South East

Service Delivery
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7 (36.84%) ITIL
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Big Data
2 4 (21.05%) Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.53%) Northgate
4 2 (10.53%) Capita
4 2 (10.53%) Academy Housing
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 2 (10.53%) Finance
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) SLA
4 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure

Service Delivery
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
General
1 2 (10.53%) Back Office
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Service Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Big Data Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Services Delivery Manager
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Data Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Delivery Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Big Data Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Service Continuity Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Service Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
1 1 (5.26%) iPad
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Economics
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Process Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Control
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) BCP
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) BS25999
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Northgate
1 2 (10.53%) Capita
2 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
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