The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had Help Desk Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Support
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 57 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.18% 0.59% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.62% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £158 £130 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% -35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £123 £140
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.51 £12.00 £11.70
% change year-on-year
+4.20% +2.56%

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
547 484 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.50% 94.90% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 375 378
Median daily rate £425 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £146 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £529 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 44
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £34.40 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Help Desk Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Help Desk Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Help Desk Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Help Desk Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Help Desk Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Help Desk Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) DameWare
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Acrobat

Help Desk 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 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (33.33%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) PeopleSoft