The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 12 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 19 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.88% 0.40% -
As % of the Job Titles category 8.19% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate £165 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £135 £135
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Job Titles Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
232 234 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 96.27% 94.35% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 126 169
Average daily rate £325 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Support
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) MS Office
4 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
5 6 (26.09%) DHCP
5 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Retail
7 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (13.04%) Change Management
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
9 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
9 2 (8.70%) Office 365
9 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
9 2 (8.70%) LAN
9 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
9 2 (8.70%) HP
10 1 (4.35%) Dell
10 1 (4.35%) Nortel
10 1 (4.35%) Citrix
10 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (4.35%) Remedy
10 1 (4.35%) MS Project
10 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
10 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
10 1 (4.35%) ITIL

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) DHCP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 9 (39.13%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) Nortel
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco