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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 31 33 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.83% 2.34% 7.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.41% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Median daily rate £135 £200 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £143 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £248 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £160 £165
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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
275 332 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.17% 97.08% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 248 120
Median daily rate £375 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 22
Median hourly rate £11.50 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £17.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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
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 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
2 5 (45.45%) Fault Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (9.09%) Samba
5 1 (9.09%) Apple
5 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (9.09%) X-Windows
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) PBX
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication

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 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) PBX
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Apple
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft