The first table below looks at the demand for SLA 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 SLA 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 Quality Assurance & Compliance 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
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 30 40 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.91% 2.00% 0.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 37.50% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £120 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £18.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -46.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -21.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
33 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.15% 5.32% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 11
Average daily rate £160 £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.45% -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.00 £12.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -17.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
SLA
South East

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SLA across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SLA Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SLA
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SLA across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SLA Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

SLA
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SLA Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SLA
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 SLA 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 +10 12 £110 -75.55% 2
Abingdon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 8 (30.77%) ITIL
1 8 (30.77%) Software Distribution
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
4 5 (19.23%) MS Office
4 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 4 (15.38%) C
6 3 (11.54%) CRM
6 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.54%) ITSM
6 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) Time Management
7 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.85%) Office 365
8 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SalesLogix
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) VoIP
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) IPv4
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (30.77%) Service Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.85%) MIS Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Service Continuity Specialist
8 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Economics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
1 8 (30.77%) Software Distribution
2 3 (11.54%) CRM
2 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.54%) ITSM
3 2 (7.69%) Time Management
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) BCP
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Management
4 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Postgraduate
1 1 (3.85%) CCNA
1 1 (3.85%) MCITP
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) BS25999
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) Sage
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft