Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £256 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 21 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.

Application Support
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 106 96
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.40% 0.32% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.32% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Oxfordshire median daily rate £256 £300 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +36.36% -12.00%
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £17.50
South East median hourly rate £11.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -66.18% -2.86% +97.18%

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 1192 1232 1290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 97.62% 97.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 876 920
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £250 £203 £213
90th Percentile £586 £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 43 75
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +6.25% +4.92%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.55 £9.99
90th Percentile £62.50 £40.50 £54.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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 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 21 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
Oxford 0 2 £256 - 4
Kidlington -5 2 £275 -8.33%
Thame - 1 £250 -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Applications 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 Applications Support in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Drupal
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) Application Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) SMS
2 2 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT

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 3 (60.00%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Application Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle