Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 23 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.

First Line Support
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 100 91
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -21
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 9 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.73% 0.71% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.73% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Oxfordshire median daily rate £145 £179 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.88% +78.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £99 £149 £87
90th Percentile £148 £212 £125
South East median daily rate £120 £113 £105
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £77.65 £14.00 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +454.64% +2.38% -1.26%
10th Percentile £22.27 £9.75 £12.28
90th Percentile £145.03 £16.53 £21.20
South East median hourly rate £12.40 £12.16 £13.23
% change year-on-year +1.95% -8.03% +5.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 1179 1236 1275
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 97.63% 97.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 871 905
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 74
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.43 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.95% +7.26% +4.84%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.65 £9.98
90th Percentile £62.50 £40.00 £54.25
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kidlington -7 4 £145 -18.88%
Oxford -1 3 £105 - 1
Abingdon - 1 - -
Carterton - 1 £100 -
1st Line Support
South East

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) SMS
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco
7 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) Office 365

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:

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) BitLocker
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco