Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 24 February 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.

IT Support
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 61 60
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 12 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.71% 1.03% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.05% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 9
Oxford median daily rate £140 £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -50.00% +126.42%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £145 £150 £300
% change year-on-year -3.33% -50.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Oxford median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £8.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +45.35% -39.65%
10th Percentile £13.24 £11.25 £8.26
90th Percentile £14.90 £13.75 £8.78
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -1.75%

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 683 669 546
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.57% 98.67% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 491 432
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £262 £163 £170
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £386
% change year-on-year +2.94% +10.03% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 32
Oxford median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% -36.62% +89.66%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.63 £10.23
90th Percentile £46.50 £65.75 £74.20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% +13.33%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Oxford

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Oxford

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT Support 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) VoIP
5 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) Network Security
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (41.67%) IIS
6 5 (41.67%) Apache
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
7 4 (33.33%) Office 365
7 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 3 (25.00%) Mac OS
8 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (25.00%) Dell
8 3 (25.00%) Apple
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (16.67%) VPN
9 2 (16.67%) DNS
9 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (8.33%) Wireless
10 1 (8.33%) HP
10 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
10 1 (8.33%) CCTV

IT 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 5 (41.67%) Apache
1 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) VoIP
2 5 (41.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) FTP
4 1 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2005
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Change Management
1 1 (8.33%) CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Apple
3 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos