The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support
Rank 41 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.23% - 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% - 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£160 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £155 £173
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
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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
349 204 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.49% 93.58% 98.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 122 106
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £224 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) DHCP
5 6 (40.00%) Lumension
5 6 (40.00%) Acronis
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (20.00%) Lync
7 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 3 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Statistics
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
8 2 (13.33%) NHS
8 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (6.67%) Samba
9 1 (6.67%) Cisco
9 1 (6.67%) PBX
9 1 (6.67%) DNS
9 1 (6.67%) Problem Management

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (40.00%) Acronis
2 6 (40.00%) Lumension
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco