Period
to 23 June 2018

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 6 months to 23 June 2018 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 82 69
Rank change year-on-year +1 -13 +9
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.97% 1.52% 1.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.22% 14.63% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 15
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £163 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +169.23% -35.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £354 £150 £228
90th Percentile £553 £287 £408
South East median daily rate £300 £365 £315
% change year-on-year -17.81% +15.87% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £15.75 -
South East median hourly rate £14.45 £14.25 £13.25
% change year-on-year +1.40% +7.55% -17.19%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 146 123 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 11.76% 10.41% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 85 90
Oxfordshire median daily rate £458 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +12.58% +0.67%
10th Percentile £293 £239 £213
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £419 £380
% change year-on-year +1.49% +10.20% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +50.68% +82.50%
10th Percentile £41.25 £11.32 £15.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.68% +8.57% -16.67%

SLA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SLA in Oxfordshire

SLA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -13 4 £450 +200.00%
Kidlington -6 1 £375 +22.45% 1
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SLA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
2 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Google
3 3 (25.00%) New Relic
3 3 (25.00%) Splunk
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
4 2 (16.67%) Service Design
4 2 (16.67%) People Management
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) SMS
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Flash

SLA
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Operations Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Web Manager
3 1 (8.33%) WebOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Flash
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL V3
2 5 (41.67%) Service Delivery
2 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) People Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Design
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Operations
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Contract Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
5 1 (8.33%) Server Building
5 1 (8.33%) Web Operations
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) RHCE
1 1 (8.33%) RHCSA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Google
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) New Relic
1 3 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Centrify
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas
2 1 (8.33%) VMware