The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 28 21 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.68% 6.75% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 7.08% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 6
Median daily rate £150 £200 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -24.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £137 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £14.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  

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 278 226 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 95.36% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 173 242
Median daily rate £375 £355 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -13.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
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 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Oxford

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) iPhone
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Finance
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.67%) Veritas
6 1 (6.67%) LDAP
6 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce

Support Engineer 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 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (26.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Security Management
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Veritas