The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 52 58 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.73% 1.43% 4.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.49% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 10
Median daily rate £135 £181 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.51% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £146 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £305 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.68%
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
559 740 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.55% 96.35% 96.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 471 281
Median daily rate £350 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 57 45
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxfordshire region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +14 7 £135 -50.90%
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) DHCP
6 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.00%) Acronis
6 3 (15.00%) Fault Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (10.00%) Lumension
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) PBX
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) Apple
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (10.00%) X-Windows
7 2 (10.00%) Management Information System

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) PBX
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (10.00%) Android
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.00%) Acronis
4 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Lumension
5 1 (5.00%) BMC
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
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