Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.36% 1.31% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.35% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 10
Oxfordshire median daily rate £250 £160 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.25% +23.08% -20.00%
10th Percentile £145 £138 £112
90th Percentile £278 £238 £207
South East median daily rate £175 £149 £150
% change year-on-year +17.85% -1.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +6.90% -8.05%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £22.60 £15.75 £16.98
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £15.53 £15.36
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.11% +6.63%

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 936 1,185 1,190
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.60% 96.89% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 925 849
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +11.84%
10th Percentile £250 £217 £200
90th Percentile £575 £600 £563
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 48
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -9.59%
10th Percentile £13.88 £10.24 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £53.50 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%

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 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 17 January 2019. 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 +17 5 £150 -6.25%
Henley-on-Thames - 5 £250 -
Banbury - 1 £260 -
Bicester - 1 £150 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Apple
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 5 (38.46%) iPhone
4 5 (38.46%) AirWatch
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Front Office
6 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) Office 365
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) VoIP
8 1 (7.69%) WAN
8 1 (7.69%) VPN
8 1 (7.69%) Adobe
8 1 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (7.69%) Dell
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (7.69%) LAN
8 1 (7.69%) C
8 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery

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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) iPhone
2 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) AirWatch
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Adobe
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) HP