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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 45 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5  
Contract jobs citing SLA 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.45% 0.34% 1.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.10% 3.70% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £450 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £236 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -21.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.17% +11.66%  

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 21 27 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 6.42% 9.22% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 14
Median daily rate £525 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £307 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.30 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.22% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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 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 June 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 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 8 (72.73%) Configuration Management
3 7 (63.64%) Line Management
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (9.09%) Open Source
6 1 (9.09%) PaaS
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) Ansible
6 1 (9.09%) Docker
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) LAMP
6 1 (9.09%) Google
6 1 (9.09%) IIS
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (9.09%) MCP
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Apache
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification

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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
4 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 8 (72.73%) Configuration Management
3 7 (63.64%) Line Management
4 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Open Source
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) BMC
1 1 (9.09%) Google
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy