Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 94 93
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1 -19
Contract jobs citing SLA 21 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.71% 1.18% 1.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.41% 11.81% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 7
Oxfordshire median daily rate £320 £200 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -27.27% -
10th Percentile £250 £121 £106
90th Percentile £400 £340 £380
South East median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £18.75 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.90% +21.31%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year +22.38% -24.74% +20.48%

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 128 127 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.41% 10.03% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 87 86
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £403 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +11.42% -3.67%
10th Percentile £250 £226 £170
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £387
% change year-on-year - +3.36% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £36.25 £41.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -12.93% +220.27%
10th Percentile £12.70 £17.46 £20.07
90th Percentile £77.50 £48.75 £70.20
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £21.36 £21.55
% change year-on-year +17.07% -0.90% +26.76%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +3 16 £320 +42.22% 2
Kidlington - 3 £375 - 2
SLA
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) DNS
3 12 (57.14%) ITIL
3 12 (57.14%) Change Management
4 10 (47.62%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) DHCP
5 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (42.86%) Problem Management
5 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
7 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
8 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
9 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
9 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
9 5 (23.81%) Linux
9 5 (23.81%) NetApp
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (23.81%) PaaS
9 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
10 4 (19.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (19.05%) DevOps

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (23.81%) PaaS
4 4 (19.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) DNS
2 9 (42.86%) DHCP
3 4 (19.05%) LDAP
4 3 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (9.52%) SAN
5 2 (9.52%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) Network Security
6 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) LAMP
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Clustering
4 3 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 1 (4.76%) Fintech
5 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) NHS
5 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Change Management
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
4 6 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
5 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) DevOps
6 4 (19.05%) Line Management
6 4 (19.05%) Open Source
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (14.29%) Change Control
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (14.29%) Proactive Management
8 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) RHCE
3 1 (4.76%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (19.05%) Docker
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
2 4 (19.05%) Ansible
2 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
3 3 (14.29%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (14.29%) SCCM
3 3 (14.29%) SCOM
4 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.76%) Puppet
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.76%) Terraform
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) NetApp
4 3 (14.29%) Google
4 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) New Relic
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Sun
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas