The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Help Desk Support
Rank 60 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.40% 0.61% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.64% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£130 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £120 £100
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £14.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £12.30
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +1.62%
Help Desk 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
701 472 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 94.47% 95.35% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 264 251
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £167 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 40 37
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.30 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Help Desk Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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
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 Help Desk Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
Burford - 2 £130 -
Oxford -12 1 £135 -
Help Desk Support
South East

Help Desk Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (16.67%) Dell
6 1 (16.67%) EMC
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) SAN
6 1 (16.67%) Internet
6 1 (16.67%) PBX
6 1 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Samba

Help Desk Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) PBX
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) VMware