Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 79 86
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing SLA 13 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.03% 1.66% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.61% 17.92% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £285 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.44% +14.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £395 £211 £246
90th Percentile £553 £469 £416
South East median daily rate £325 £370 £345
% change year-on-year -12.16% +7.25% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £15.75 -
South East median hourly rate £14.27 £14.82 £12.50
% change year-on-year -3.71% +18.52% -21.88%

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 151 106 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 11.95% 9.28% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 76 95
Oxfordshire median daily rate £465 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +8.13%
10th Percentile £307 £250 £250
90th Percentile £693 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +5.92% +0.31% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £19.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +117.95% -42.65% +70.00%
10th Percentile £34.25 £10.98 £15.40
90th Percentile £52.75 £77.50 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year +18.42% +11.06% -2.24%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -9 5 £450 +57.89% 2
Kidlington -9 1 £500 +33.33%
SLA
South East

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Supplier Management
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
4 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Google
5 3 (23.08%) Splunk
5 3 (23.08%) New Relic
6 2 (15.38%) People Management
6 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Release Management
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) Service Design
6 2 (15.38%) Contract Management
6 2 (15.38%) SMS
7 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (7.69%) Cloud Operations
7 1 (7.69%) Windows
7 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Middleware
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Web Operations
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SMS
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Operations Manager
2 2 (15.38%) IT Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Transition Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Vendor Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Web Manager
3 1 (7.69%) WebOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Supplier Management
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL V3
4 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Contract Management
5 2 (15.38%) People Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Service Design
6 1 (7.69%) Cloud Operations
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Web Operations
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Google
2 3 (23.08%) New Relic
2 3 (23.08%) Splunk