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 24 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 60 62
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing SLA 12 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.91% 0.84% 1.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 6.67% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £306 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £405 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £298 £300
% change year-on-year -20.16% -0.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.38 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +3.22%  

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 56 75 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 8.93% 12.67% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 55 36
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.37% +224.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SLA in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +5 8 - - 1
Abingdon - 2 - -
Kidlington - 2 £306 - 2
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SLA.

1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 7 (38.89%) Line Management
4 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 2 (11.11%) DBS Check
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) VMware
7 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 2 (11.11%) Operations Management
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Linux
8 1 (5.56%) Apache
8 1 (5.56%) Flash
8 1 (5.56%) LDAP
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
8 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
8 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
8 1 (5.56%) VoIP
8 1 (5.56%) VPN
8 1 (5.56%) DNS

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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) OneDrive
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) Skype
1 1 (5.56%) VoIP
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (5.56%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Flash
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 7 (38.89%) Line Management
4 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 2 (11.11%) Operations Management
7 1 (5.56%) Change Control
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps
7 1 (5.56%) Network Management
7 1 (5.56%) Open Source
7 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.56%) Release Management
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
7 1 (5.56%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) RHCE
2 1 (5.56%) RHCSA
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Nagios
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) BMC
2 1 (5.56%) CommVault
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) Sun
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas