The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 48 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing SLA 19 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.57% 4.10% 1.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.58% 60.00% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 1
Average daily rate
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£313 £120 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.41% -73.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
SLA
South East

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
48 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 6.50% 6.84% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 11
Average daily rate £363 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.14% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £100 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 11 £313 +184.09%
Kidlington - 2 £425 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) ITIL
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Service Management
3 6 (23.08%) Windows
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (19.23%) MS Office
4 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
4 5 (19.23%) General Ledger
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) CLARiiON
6 3 (11.54%) Symmetrix
6 3 (11.54%) EMC Centera
6 3 (11.54%) Replication
6 3 (11.54%) Windows NT
6 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
6 3 (11.54%) IBM
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) HPUX
6 3 (11.54%) Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
6 3 (11.54%) OpenView
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) EMC

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle iProcurement
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
1 3 (11.54%) NAS
2 2 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (7.69%) ATM
2 2 (7.69%) GSM
2 2 (7.69%) SDH
2 2 (7.69%) UMTS
2 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 2 (7.69%) RNC
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Service Manager
3 4 (15.38%) IT Support
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Support Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Relationships Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) CLARiiON
1 3 (11.54%) Symmetrix
1 3 (11.54%) EMC Centera
1 3 (11.54%) Replication
1 3 (11.54%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows NT
2 3 (11.54%) HPUX
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Business Development
4 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Line Management
5 2 (7.69%) WFM
5 2 (7.69%) Benchmarking
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) Security Management
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) EMC
2 3 (11.54%) 3PAR
3 2 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (7.69%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.85%) Novell