Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Support Engineer
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 56 47
Rank change year-on-year -19 -9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.37% 3.37% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 3.42% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 18
Oxford median daily rate £178 £265 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.02% +55.88% -22.73%
10th Percentile £123 £128 £154
90th Percentile £259 £395 £288
Oxfordshire median daily rate £155 £270 £220
% change year-on-year -42.50% +22.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Oxford median hourly rate £21.00 £15.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.55% -2.94%
10th Percentile £17.80 £11.68 £13.25
90th Percentile £132.20 £19.23 £19.35
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +31.43% +10.97% -7.24%

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 708 701 649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 98.32% 97.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 525 510
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £188 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 40
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.21% -15.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.55 £8.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £37.10 £55.08
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.43 £16.83
% change year-on-year +1.95% +3.60% +8.55%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Oxford

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Oxford

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Oxford over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Oxford

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Oxford

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Oxford over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) EPoS
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (10.00%) PDA
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Drupal
4 1 (10.00%) SCCM
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management

Support Engineer 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 (10.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) Application Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp