The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 24 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 Support
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 54 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.39% 1.86% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 1.91% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Median daily rate £150 £135 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £133 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £227 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.30% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.11% +37.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £22.50 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

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 606 575 746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.65% 97.13% 98.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 407 490
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 28 35 44
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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 0 10 £153 +12.96% 3
Abingdon - 2 £150 -
Banbury - 2 £103 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 16 (48.48%) ITIL
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 8 (24.24%) Finance
7 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
7 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (18.18%) BMC
8 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (18.18%) Remedy
8 6 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
9 5 (15.15%) Office 365
9 5 (15.15%) Change Control
9 5 (15.15%) Release Management
9 5 (15.15%) Degree
9 5 (15.15%) MCP
10 4 (12.12%) Sophos
11 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.09%) Application Rationalisation
11 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
11 3 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
11 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (9.09%) CCTV
11 3 (9.09%) SCCM
11 3 (9.09%) Network Security
11 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS

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 3 (9.09%) Apache
1 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
1 3 (9.09%) VoIP
1 3 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) CCTV
1 3 (9.09%) PMI
2 2 (6.06%) EPoS
2 2 (6.06%) iPhone
2 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Android
5 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.15%) Change Control
3 5 (15.15%) Release Management
4 3 (9.09%) Application Rationalisation
4 3 (9.09%) CRM
4 3 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.06%) Break/Fix
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Service Design
5 2 (6.06%) Task Automation
6 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Line Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) MCP
4 3 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 3 (9.09%) PMP
5 2 (6.06%) MCSE
5 2 (6.06%) MCTS
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) PMO
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) BMC
2 6 (18.18%) Remedy
3 4 (12.12%) Sophos
4 3 (9.09%) Adobe
4 3 (9.09%) Avaya
5 2 (6.06%) Apple
5 2 (6.06%) Samsung
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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