The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 55 43 54
Rank change year-on-year -12 +11  
Contract jobs citing SLA 6 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.10% 2.77% 2.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.68% 28.57% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 9
Median daily rate £154 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £379 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 62 49 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 11.40% 9.68% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 36
Median daily rate £425 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.00 £27.13
% change year-on-year -52.61% +54.83%  

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

SLA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SLA in Oxfordshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SLA in Oxfordshire

SLA
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 SLA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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 -10 3 £150 -40.00% 2
SLA
South East

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) DBS Check
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) BMC
4 1 (14.29%) CommVault
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Management

SLA
Top Related 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Customer Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Operations Management
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DBS Check
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCDST
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Apple
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) CommVault
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy
2 1 (14.29%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago