The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £256 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 32 37
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.14% 4.07% 3.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 4.18% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Median daily rate £256 £135 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.81% -21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £131 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £161 £184
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +23.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £22.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.80 £22.50 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.12% -7.64%  

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 316 287 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.64% 97.29% 98.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 210 265
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £8.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (20.00%) iPhone
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Application Performance Management
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.00%) Drupal
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) MySQL
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Statistics
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.00%) Office 365
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 2 (10.00%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.00%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Application Performance Management
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Line Management
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Apple
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Veritas