Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Third Line Support
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 100 80
Rank change year-on-year +4 -20 -11
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.25% 0.71% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.73% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 17
Oxfordshire median daily rate £250 £265 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +20.45% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £173
90th Percentile £275 £344 £334
South East median daily rate £283 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +2.73% - +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.00
South East median hourly rate £13.03 £23.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year -45.45% -20.42% +53.85%

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 1157 1229 1386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 97.23% 97.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 871 959
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £220
90th Percentile £580 £538 £511
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 76
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £16.50 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.70% +3.58% +6.20%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £59.50 £39.95 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year -5.26% +6.23% +11.78%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Oxfordshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Oxfordshire

3rd 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 3rd Line Support in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Oxfordshire

3rd 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 3rd Line Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Abingdon +2 1 - - 2
Witney - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

3rd 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix