The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 26 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 Support
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.06% 2.71% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.16% 2.79% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £153 £135 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £130 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £135 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -13.75% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.25 £22.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.22% +33.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

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 316 287 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.64% 97.29% 98.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 210 265
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 £275 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
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 £11.92 £8.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 15 (60.00%) Windows
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) ITIL
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.00%) Office 365
6 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (20.00%) BMC
6 5 (20.00%) Remedy
7 4 (16.00%) MCP
7 4 (16.00%) Release Management
7 4 (16.00%) Degree
7 4 (16.00%) Change Control
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (12.00%) CCTV
8 3 (12.00%) SCCM
8 3 (12.00%) Network Security
8 3 (12.00%) Application Rationalisation
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (12.00%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) PMO
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2

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 3 (12.00%) Apache
1 3 (12.00%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Network Security
1 3 (12.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) CCTV
1 3 (12.00%) PMI
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) EPoS
2 2 (8.00%) iPhone
2 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.00%) Android
5 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.00%) Change Control
3 4 (16.00%) Release Management
4 3 (12.00%) Application Rationalisation
4 3 (12.00%) CRM
4 3 (12.00%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Design
5 2 (8.00%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Line Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 4 (16.00%) MCP
4 3 (12.00%) PMI Certification
4 3 (12.00%) PMP
5 2 (8.00%) MCSE
5 2 (8.00%) MCTS
5 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) PMO
2 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) BMC
2 5 (20.00%) Remedy
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe
3 3 (12.00%) Sophos
4 2 (8.00%) Apple
4 2 (8.00%) Samsung
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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Posted: 5 days ago