The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 49 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.31% 2.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 0
Median daily rate £135 £160 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £163 £160
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.45 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-10.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
341 359 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 98.55% 98.36% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 289 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 23
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -8.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxford region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the Oxford region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the Oxford region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 9 (56.25%) Fault Analysis
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Server Patching
7 1 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Server Patching
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) VMware