The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Analyst
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 33 32 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.44% 0.84% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.88% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £150 £160 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £140 £175
% change year-on-year +5.35% -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -29.06% +29.51%  

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 287 226 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.36% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 173 244
Median daily rate £395 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.53 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured Desktop Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in Oxford

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Analyst in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Analyst in Oxford

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Analyst in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Analyst in Oxford

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Desktop Analyst 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 Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Incident Management
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (71.43%) BMC
2 5 (71.43%) Remedy
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (57.14%) Release Management
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Change Control
3 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Incident Management
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Change Control
2 4 (57.14%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) BMC
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Remedy