Period
to 21 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

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.

Support Engineer
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 42 80
Rank change year-on-year 0 +38 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.10% 4.26% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 4.36% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 25
Oxfordshire median daily rate £213 £250 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +47.06% -32.00%
10th Percentile £185 £128 £99
90th Percentile £375 £470 £250
South East median daily rate £201 £183 £186
% change year-on-year +9.86% -1.88% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.38 £145.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% -89.40% +728.57%
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.30 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.48% -10.00% +21.43%

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 537 917 1,153
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.99% 97.76% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 660 898
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.58% +2.65%
10th Percentile £163 £250 £220
90th Percentile £590 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £438 £433 £420
% change year-on-year +1.16% +2.98% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 28
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.88 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.88 £10.21
90th Percentile £89.38 £51.25 £56.50
South East median hourly rate £19.31 £20.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.64% +12.50% +2.86%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Oxfordshire

Support 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 Support Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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 +9 12 £250 - 12
Abingdon +7 2 £200 -6.98% 2
Kidlington +11 1 - - 2
Witney - 1 £225 - 1
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) Office 365
4 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (29.41%) VoIP
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
7 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (17.65%) DHCP
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) Apache
7 3 (17.65%) IIS
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
8 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (11.76%) Azure
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (11.76%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
9 1 (5.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (5.88%) Public Sector

Support 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (5.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VoIP
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) WebEx
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 1 (5.88%) Military
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
1 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) Logistics
2 1 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (5.88%) Time Management
2 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
3 2 (11.76%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.88%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GxP
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Meraki
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Qualys