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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 67 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.32% 1.98% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 2.07% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 3
Median daily rate £125 £165 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £150
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.57 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +5.13%
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
603 531 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.42% 95.50% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 367 469
Median daily rate £450 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 50
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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 -15 1 £125 -24.24%
Abingdon - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (28.57%) Line Management
4 4 (28.57%) Office 365
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Fault Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.14%) Change Control
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (7.14%) CMDB
7 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) SCCM
7 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
7 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment

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 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Line Management
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Fault Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
4 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Apple
1 1 (7.14%) BMC
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy
1 1 (7.14%) VMware