Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 90 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 16 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.27% 0.53% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.55% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Oxfordshire median daily rate £185 £263 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.52% -2.78% +22.73%
10th Percentile £151 £250 £188
90th Percentile £318 £372 £336
South East median daily rate £319 £308 £350
% change year-on-year +3.41% -11.93% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £38.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year +30.72% +50.00% +30.77%

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 1,227 1,089 1,186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.46% 96.20% 97.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 797 863
Oxfordshire median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £557 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 55
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £17.77 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +26.93% -13.85%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.32 £9.70
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.75 £37.50
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 - 10 £165 -
Oxford -1 4 £293 -1.27% 3
Kidlington - 1 £275 -
Applications Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (43.75%) Proactive Monitoring
6 6 (37.50%) DNS
7 5 (31.25%) Web Services
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (25.00%) Runbook
8 4 (25.00%) GDPR
8 4 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (25.00%) DHCP
8 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
8 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
8 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (25.00%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 4 (25.00%) Mac OS
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (25.00%) Office 365
8 4 (25.00%) Migration

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 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) DHCP
2 4 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) SMTP
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (25.00%) Mac OS
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Proactive Monitoring
2 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (25.00%) Runbook
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) GDPR
2 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow