The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Service Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Service Delivery over the 3 months to 29 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.

Services Delivery
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 43 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2  
Contract jobs citing Service Delivery 9 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.62% 2.00% 4.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.54% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 20
Median daily rate £350 £416 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.91% -1.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £130 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £115.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +475.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -31.25% +61.61%  

Service Delivery is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 440 393 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.28% 78.76% 84.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 305 369
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Service Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Service Delivery as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Service Delivery in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Service Delivery in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Delivery in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Delivery in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Delivery in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Delivery in Oxfordshire

Service Delivery
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 Service Delivery within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 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 -7 6 £350 -15.15% 2
Banbury - 2 £300 -
Kidlington - 1 £475 - 1
Service Delivery
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Service Delivery 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 Service Delivery.

1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) IaaS
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (15.38%) Office 365
5 2 (15.38%) PaaS
5 2 (15.38%) Network Management
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) CMDB
5 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (15.38%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

Service Delivery
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) IaaS
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Service Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Build Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Services Manager
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Manager
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Service Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Server Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) CMDB
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Process Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) VMware