The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 53 45 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.97% 2.06% 1.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.24% 26.19% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Median daily rate £150 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £67.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.37% +170.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%

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 Oxfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
49 42 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.93% 7.88% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 36
Median daily rate £350 £299 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.25% -21.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Median hourly rate £17.43 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.30% +56.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +87.23%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing SLA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -5 3 £150 -40.00% 2
Abingdon - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Apple
3 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) MCDST
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Biotechnology
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Vendor Relationship Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCDST
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) CommVault
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) VMware