Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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.

Application Support
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 94 105
Rank change year-on-year +21 +11 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 18 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.46% 0.50% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Oxfordshire median daily rate £313 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -12.50% +36.36%
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £11.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +334.78% -54.90% -6.42%

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 1,196 1,152 1,228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.24% 95.29% 97.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 881 870
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £580 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 54
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.50 £17.77 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.36% +7.70% +3.58%
10th Percentile £13.53 £10.15 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £62.50 £40.15
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.06% -5.26% +5.56%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Oxfordshire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Oxfordshire

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Oxfordshire

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Oxfordshire

Applications 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 Applications Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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 - 6 £170 -
Oxford +20 5 £325 +23.81% 1
Thame -6 3 £450 +80.00%
Kidlington -3 1 £275 -
Witney - 1 - -
Burford - 1 £245 -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.11%) Runbook
8 2 (11.11%) GDPR
8 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
8 2 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (11.11%) Office 365

Applications 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%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (5.56%) Data Lake
6 1 (5.56%) Power BI
6 1 (5.56%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Kafka
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Proactive Monitoring
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.11%) Runbook
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Management
3 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) GDPR
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) GxP
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow