Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 22 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.

Desktop Support
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 79 77
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 35 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.86% 1.74% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 1.83% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 20
Oxfordshire median daily rate £250 £261 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% +93.52% -32.50%
10th Percentile £119 £118 £113
90th Percentile £433 £411 £425
South East median daily rate £166 £185 £150
% change year-on-year -10.41% +23.33% -17.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -11.43% +10.34%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.32 £12.10
90th Percentile £20.40 £90.00 £22.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.55 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.54% +3.67% -

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 1,191 1,148 1,224
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.22% 95.27% 97.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 877 871
Oxfordshire median daily rate £427 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £220
90th Percentile £600 £580 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 37 50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.50 £17.77 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.36% +7.70% +4.04%
10th Percentile £13.53 £10.18 £10.49
90th Percentile £51.00 £59.50 £40.98
South East median hourly rate £20.04 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.32% -5.26% +5.56%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Oxfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Oxfordshire

Desktop 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 Desktop Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Oxford +14 17 £233 +25.68% 2
Abingdon -7 7 - -
Henley-on-Thames - 5 £250 -
Banbury -1 3 £260 +153.66%
Kidlington - 1 £305 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Desktop 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (45.71%) Windows
3 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (34.29%) ITIL
5 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (31.43%) C#
5 11 (31.43%) C++
5 11 (31.43%) OO
5 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (31.43%) WPF
5 11 (31.43%) UX Design
5 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
5 11 (31.43%) User Experience
5 11 (31.43%) SOLID
5 11 (31.43%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (28.57%) SCCM
6 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 10 (28.57%) Apple
7 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
7 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
7 8 (22.86%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (20.00%) iPhone
8 7 (20.00%) VoIP
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
10 5 (14.29%) AirWatch
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco
10 5 (14.29%) Mac OS X
11 4 (11.43%) Banking
11 4 (11.43%) Asset Management

Desktop 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 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (5.71%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) LAN
2 3 (8.57%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (5.71%) Network Security
3 2 (5.71%) PBX
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 4 (11.43%) Banking
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) WPF
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Self-Motivation
1 11 (31.43%) User Experience
2 10 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (22.86%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (20.00%) iPhone
5 3 (8.57%) iPad
5 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
6 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
3 5 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 3 (8.57%) Android
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) OO
2 11 (31.43%) SOLID
2 11 (31.43%) Test Automation
2 11 (31.43%) UX Design
3 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
3 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.43%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) ITSM
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.71%) Break/Fix
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) C#
1 11 (31.43%) C++
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) MCITP
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) BitLocker
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.71%) Samba
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Apple
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Adobe
4 3 (8.57%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Dell