The median contractor rate for a Desktop Engineer was £126 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Desktop Engineer
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 50 58
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Engineer 7 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.10% 1.70% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.75% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
Median daily rate £126 £135 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £132 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £145 £171
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +40.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.00 £22.50 £16.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -9.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 614 572 746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.69% 97.11% 98.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 406 484
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 46
Median hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £25.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Desktop Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire that featured Desktop Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Engineer in Oxfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Oxfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Engineer in Oxfordshire

Desktop Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Engineer in Oxfordshire

Desktop Engineer
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 Desktop Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -6 4 - -
Banbury - 2 £103 -
Abingdon - 1 £150 -
Desktop Engineer
South East

Desktop Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Desktop Engineer 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 Desktop Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Avaya
4 3 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) QA
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) SLA
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management

Desktop Engineer 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Sophos