The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 35 25 38
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.14% 3.39% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 3.56% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Median daily rate £150 £160 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

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 280 225 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.34% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 172 242
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Oxford

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Apple
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) CCTV
4 2 (22.22%) MCTS
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) EPoS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
4 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) WAP
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe
4 2 (22.22%) MCSE

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CCTV
1 2 (22.22%) EPoS
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) MCTS
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Adobe
3 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 1 (11.11%) BMC
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy