The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 45 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.74% 1.91% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.96% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £143
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £25.00 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.64% -6.66%
Desktop Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
551 460 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.83% 97.46% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 257 227
Average daily rate £340 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 53
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.63 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bicester - 1 - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
3 14 (36.84%) MS Office
4 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
6 6 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 5 (13.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (10.53%) Retail
8 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (10.53%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (7.89%) Office 365
9 3 (7.89%) DHCP
9 3 (7.89%) VPN
9 3 (7.89%) DNS
9 3 (7.89%) Change Management
9 3 (7.89%) SCCM
10 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
10 2 (5.26%) Cisco
10 2 (5.26%) LAN
10 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
10 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (5.26%) HP

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) DHCP
1 3 (7.89%) VPN
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) Wireless
General
1 4 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) iPhone
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
4 6 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) HP
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) Dell
4 1 (2.63%) Nortel
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
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