The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Desk Analyst
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.07% 2.11% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 2.21% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £150 £130 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -45.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £130 £125
% change year-on-year - +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £8.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -7.40% +8.00%  

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 280 226 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.36% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 173 241
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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Service Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford that featured Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in Oxford

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Service Desk Analyst in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Oxford

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Oxford

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Service Desk Analyst 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 Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) BMC
5 1 (14.29%) Apple
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management

Service Desk Analyst 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Mac OS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Release Management
1 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) Remedy