Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 17 November 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 Support
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 58 49
Rank change year-on-year -16 -9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.62% 3.35% 3.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 3.40% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 23
Oxford median daily rate £185 £135 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.04% -20.59% +23.64%
10th Percentile £150 £113 £150
90th Percentile £401 £425 £218
Oxfordshire median daily rate £186 £135 £178
% change year-on-year +37.96% -23.94% +23.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Oxford median hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.91% -29.63% +18.85%
10th Percentile £16.20 £10.75 £15.18
90th Percentile £132.00 £12.25 £17.11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.82
% change year-on-year +17.24% -8.31% +17.15%

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 714 706 665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 98.47% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 537 524
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +7.02%
10th Percentile £259 £187 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 39
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £14.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.24% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £37.25 £55.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.53% +3.03% +7.32%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Oxford

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Oxford

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Oxford over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Oxford

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Oxford

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Oxford over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Oxford

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Desktop 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
3 5 (41.67%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) Kerberos
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) LDAP
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) SCOM
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (25.00%) Service Design
4 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Samsung
5 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) iPhone
5 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Publishing
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio

Desktop 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 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DHCP
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iPhone
1 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (25.00%) Service Design
1 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Samsung