Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £125 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.

Technical Support
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 76 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.41% 0.56% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.57% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Oxford median daily rate £125 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -68.75% - -
Oxfordshire median daily rate £138 £400 -
% change year-on-year -65.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Oxford median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.55% +37.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £17.00 £26.25 £19.00
90th Percentile £19.00 £28.75 £21.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -34.55% +37.50% -20.00%

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%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Oxford

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Oxford

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Oxford

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

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

1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
1 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) EPoS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA

Technical Support 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory