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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 51 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.13% 0.76% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 0.79% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
Median daily rate £150 £149 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -45.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%

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
599 504 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 98.20% 96.00% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 386 395
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +9 10 £150 -6.25%
Abingdon - 1 £150 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
5 7 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (33.33%) BMC
5 7 (33.33%) Remedy
5 7 (33.33%) MS Office
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) Release Management
6 6 (28.57%) Change Control
7 5 (23.81%) Degree
7 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) MCP
7 5 (23.81%) Project Management
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (19.05%) Office 365
8 4 (19.05%) Line Management
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
9 3 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
10 2 (9.52%) Avaya
10 2 (9.52%) SLA
10 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
10 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared

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:

Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
1 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
3 6 (28.57%) Change Control
3 6 (28.57%) Release Management
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (19.05%) Change Management
5 4 (19.05%) Line Management
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Fault Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.76%) Information Security
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) MCP
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) BMC
2 7 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) Avaya
4 1 (4.76%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) Sophos