The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for SLA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 21 37
Rank change year-on-year -17 +16  
Contract jobs citing SLA 3 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.07% 5.08% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 50.00% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 6
Median daily rate £150 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +11.20% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +3.44%  

SLA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 27 24 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 9.64% 10.17% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 29
Median daily rate £475 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £413 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing SLA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for SLA in Oxford

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SLA in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Oxford

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Oxford

SLA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Oxford region with a requirement for SLA.

1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy