The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Support Engineer
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 20 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 22 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.96% 6.81% 4.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 7.07% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 13
Median daily rate £150 £188 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -18.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £133 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £274 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.63
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80%  

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 543 481 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.84% 96.39% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 369 398
Median daily rate £375 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 62
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 -11 13 £150 -25.00% 5
Abingdon - 3 £150 - 5
Kidlington - 3 £145 -
Bicester - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) MS Office
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
6 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 4 (13.33%) Apple
6 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
6 4 (13.33%) iPhone
6 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Avaya
7 3 (10.00%) SLA
7 3 (10.00%) Linux
7 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.00%) VMware
7 3 (10.00%) Service Management
8 2 (6.67%) Sophos
8 2 (6.67%) Finance
8 2 (6.67%) VPN
8 2 (6.67%) DNS
8 2 (6.67%) LDAP
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003

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 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) BGP
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) OSPF
2 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.33%) Skype
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
2 1 (3.33%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 4 (13.33%) iPhone
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Unix
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Security Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Statistics
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
2 1 (3.33%) MCDST
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Apple
3 3 (10.00%) Avaya
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) CommVault
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Veritas