Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Technician was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Desktop Support Technician
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 86 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Technician 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.32% 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Oxford median daily rate £100 £120 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £100 £120 -
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 612 714 706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.62% 98.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 598 537
Oxford median daily rate £439 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £259 £187
90th Percentile £588 £588 £538
Oxfordshire median daily rate £435 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 21
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £17.89 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.15% +20.24% -15.00%
10th Percentile £13.08 £11.87 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.88 £77.50 £37.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.77 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.55% +4.53% +3.03%

Desktop Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Technician in Oxford

Desktop Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Technician in Oxford

Desktop Support Technician Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Desktop Support Technician contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxford region featuring Desktop Support Technician in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering

Desktop Support Technician 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 (100.00%) Apache
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware