Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £186 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 19 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.

Desktop Support
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 77 63
Rank change year-on-year -8 -14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.63% 2.52% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 2.58% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 39
Oxfordshire median daily rate £186 £135 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.96% -25.00% +25.65%
10th Percentile £122 £113 £154
90th Percentile £409 £425 £500
South East median daily rate £178 £150 £175
% change year-on-year +18.33% -14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -8.31% +17.15%
10th Percentile £15.25 £11.43 £13.27
90th Percentile £104.00 £16.98 £17.08
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +2.48%

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 1179 1241 1310
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 97.64% 97.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 888 934
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +4.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £204 £213
90th Percentile £580 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 76
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +4.62% +4.84%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.55 £9.99
90th Percentile £62.50 £40.50 £53.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

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 19 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 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 -10 12 £185 +37.04% 1
Abingdon +2 2 £150 - 1
Banbury - 1 £103 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Desktop 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (30.00%) Office 365
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) Kerberos
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (20.00%) LDAP
6 4 (20.00%) Application Packaging
6 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (20.00%) SCCM
6 4 (20.00%) SCOM
7 3 (15.00%) Service Design
7 3 (15.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (10.00%) Android
8 2 (10.00%) iPhone
8 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
8 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
8 2 (10.00%) Samsung
8 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (5.00%) BitLocker

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 4 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) SMS
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) iPhone
1 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.00%) Service Design
2 3 (15.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
1 4 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Samsung
3 1 (5.00%) Avaya
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Snow