The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire 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.

First Line Support
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 54 66
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 6 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.95% 1.70% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.75% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £145 - £100
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £115 £120
% change year-on-year - -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.45 £11.38 £12.00
% change year-on-year +9.45% -5.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 612 571 755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.68% 97.11% 98.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 405 500
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 44
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £32.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Oxfordshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Oxfordshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Oxfordshire

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 1st Line Support in Oxfordshire

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kidlington -1 2 £145 -
Oxford -3 2 £120 -
Abingdon -7 1 - -
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 1st Line 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 Oxfordshire region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) Service Management
4 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (22.22%) iPhone
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
6 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
6 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (11.11%) Broadband
6 2 (11.11%) SSL
7 1 (5.56%) SLA
7 1 (5.56%) VoIP
7 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
7 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (5.56%) SQL
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 1 (5.56%) IIS
7 1 (5.56%) Apache
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) SharePoint

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Broadband
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 4 (22.22%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
1 5 (27.78%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Sophos
2 1 (5.56%) VMware