The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Technician
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 59 40 67
Rank change year-on-year -19 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 4 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.72% 2.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 2.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Median daily rate £145 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £175 £150
% change year-on-year -22.85% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £12.43 £13.25
% change year-on-year -2.89% -6.18%  

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 541 479 646
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.65% 96.38% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 370 397
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 57
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 £13.30 £11.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Oxfordshire

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Oxfordshire

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Oxfordshire

Support Technician
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 Technician within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Kidlington - 3 £145 -
Oxford -15 1 £145 +3.57% 1
Support Technician
South East

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Support Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Back Office
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) SCCM
4 3 (30.00%) SCOM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Dell
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (20.00%) vSphere
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) IaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

Support Technician Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Broadband
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas