Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 72 68
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -21
Contract jobs citing SLA 16 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.17% 1.40% 1.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 19.51% 15.15% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Oxford median daily rate £320 £225 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.22% +13.78% -62.33%
10th Percentile £243 £135 £96
90th Percentile £400 £363 £349
Oxfordshire median daily rate £320 £200 £275
% change year-on-year +60.00% -27.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Oxford median hourly rate - £20.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.37% +285.71%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £18.75 £15.77
% change year-on-year - +18.90% +21.31%

SLA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 82 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 11.14% 9.24% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 48 45
Oxford median daily rate £475 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +21.21% -22.35%
10th Percentile £250 £209 £166
90th Percentile £570 £496 £503
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £403 £361
% change year-on-year +8.70% +11.42% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Oxford median hourly rate £55.00 £36.25 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -46.30% +342.62%
10th Percentile £32.50 £18.53 £58.75
90th Percentile £77.50 £48.75 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £36.25 £41.64
% change year-on-year +51.72% -12.93% +220.27%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing SLA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Oxford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Oxford

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
1 12 (75.00%) DNS
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 10 (62.50%) Change Management
4 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (50.00%) DHCP
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
5 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
5 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
5 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
5 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (25.00%) Open Source
7 4 (25.00%) PaaS
7 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) LAMP
7 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
7 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) Middleware

SLA
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (25.00%) PaaS
4 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) DNS
2 8 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) Kerberos
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) LDAP
3 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) LAMP
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Clustering
3 3 (18.75%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Fintech
4 1 (6.25%) NHS
4 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Change Management
3 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (43.75%) Problem Management
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (25.00%) Line Management
5 4 (25.00%) Open Source
5 4 (25.00%) Patch Management
5 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (18.75%) Change Control
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (18.75%) Proactive Management
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) Docker
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Ansible
1 4 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) AirWatch
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) NetApp
3 3 (18.75%) Google
3 3 (18.75%) McAfee
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) New Relic