The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 45 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 14 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.27% 2.96% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 3.08% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 2
Median daily rate £150 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £132 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £160 £143
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.40 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £9.32 £13.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.48 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -3.12%

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
605 520 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 98.21% 96.30% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 403 401
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 £160 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 52
Median hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.93% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £19.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

IT 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 IT Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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 -5 4 £150 -50.00% 2
Kidlington -2 3 £145 -
Abingdon - 3 - - 2
Bicester - 1 - -
IT Support
South East

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) ITIL
4 8 (32.00%) MS Office
4 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) Service Management
6 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (16.00%) Handset
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
8 4 (16.00%) CMDB
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (12.00%) Time Management
9 3 (12.00%) Internet
9 3 (12.00%) Broadband
9 3 (12.00%) SSL
10 2 (8.00%) SLA
10 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.00%) VMware
10 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
10 2 (8.00%) Office 365
10 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland

IT 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 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Broadband
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
1 3 (12.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) CMDB
2 4 (16.00%) Handset
2 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Coaching
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Network Design
6 1 (4.00%) Operations Management
6 1 (4.00%) Release Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PHP
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) BMC
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Remedy
3 1 (4.00%) Sophos