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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank - 33 38
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 0 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 3.83% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category - 4.07% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 2
Median daily rate - £165 £118
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%

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
316 270 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.83% 94.08% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 227 203
Median daily rate £450 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £145 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 25
Median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £75.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Line Management
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Server Patching
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (11.11%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (11.11%) CMDB
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (11.11%) Release Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (11.11%) BMC
6 1 (11.11%) Remedy

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 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Server Patching
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) BMC
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy
1 1 (11.11%) VMware