Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £193 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Second Line Support
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 63 57
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.85% 1.31% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.33% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Oxford median daily rate £193 £143 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.09% +3.64% +3.77%
10th Percentile £131 £128 £129
90th Percentile £238 £150 £156
Oxfordshire median daily rate £175 £150 £230
% change year-on-year +16.67% -34.78% +58.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Oxford median hourly rate - £14.00 £65.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -78.54% +307.81%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £80.75 £20.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +303.75% +31.15% -4.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 686 676 596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.58% 98.26% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 507 483
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £182 £170
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +2.94% +11.84% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 30
Oxford median hourly rate £20.50 £14.88 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.82% -45.91% +89.66%
10th Percentile £13.50 £10.75 £8.80
90th Percentile £71.50 £36.50 £57.80
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Oxford

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Oxford

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Oxford

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 2nd Line 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 Oxford region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) Android
4 3 (50.00%) iPhone
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (16.67%) SMS
6 1 (16.67%) VoIP
6 1 (16.67%) SMTP
6 1 (16.67%) FTP
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) Publishing
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (50.00%) iPhone
1 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco