Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 73 64
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 11 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.14% 1.58% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.62% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Oxford median daily rate £163 £140 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% -40.00%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £163 £153 £148
% change year-on-year +6.56% +3.39% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Oxford median hourly rate £23.50 £14.00 £10.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.86% +31.46% +23.84%
10th Percentile £21.75 £13.20 £9.05
90th Percentile £25.25 £14.50 £13.26
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.75 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +48.21% -1.75% +1.79%

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 497 677 654
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 97.41% 98.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 582 491
Oxford median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £178
90th Percentile £563 £600 £575
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 21
Oxford median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +37.82% -45.91%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.75 £71.50 £36.50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -5.71%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Oxford over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 January 2019, 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Mac OS
5 4 (36.36%) Time Management
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (18.18%) Data Encryption
7 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (18.18%) Server Management
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 2 (18.18%) Office 365
7 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
7 2 (18.18%) Data Security
8 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
8 1 (9.09%) Service Management
8 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 1 (9.09%) Change Management
8 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (9.09%) Project Management
8 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
8 1 (9.09%) Statistics

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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Mac OS
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Data Encryption
2 2 (18.18%) Data Security
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Server Management
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft