The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Desktop Engineer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 40 45
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.23% 2.31% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 2.36% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Median daily rate - £135 £135
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +33.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £21.25 £16.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.50 £23.75 £17.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.42% -9.67%  

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 314 296 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.62% 97.69% 98.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1037 1208
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £128 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 43 49
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £8.80 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £23.75 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Oxford

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Oxford

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Oxford

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Oxford over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Oxford

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Desktop Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V

Desktop Engineer 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft