The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 25 35
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.47% 4.47% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 4.66% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £150 £135 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -8.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £153
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £14.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year +11.11% -9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 281 236 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 99.29% 95.93% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 173 270
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 18
Median hourly rate £14.93 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% -49.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £8.80 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

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 24 April 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Apple
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) MCTS
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (20.00%) CCTV
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) WAP
5 2 (20.00%) Adobe
5 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (20.00%) EPoS
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) CCTV
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Android
6 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) MCTS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Apple
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe
3 2 (20.00%) Sophos