Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Technical Support
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 81 96
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 7 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.59% 1.04% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.07% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
Oxfordshire median daily rate £225 £200 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33% +15.38%
South East median daily rate £290 £253 £220
% change year-on-year +14.85% +14.77% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -29.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £17.00 £12.75 £21.70
90th Percentile £19.00 £27.05 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -22.50% -38.46%

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 1140 1123 1434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.53% 97.31% 97.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 821 941
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £220
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 56 100
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.44 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.80 £34.75 £38.10
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.30% +2.93%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Oxfordshire

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Oxfordshire

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Oxfordshire

Technical 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 Technical Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Bicester - 4 - -
Oxford -13 1 - - 1
Abingdon - 1 £225 -
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Dell
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (57.14%) EMC VNX
2 4 (57.14%) Driving Licence
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Jamf Pro

Technical 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Driving Licence
1 4 (57.14%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Dell
1 4 (57.14%) EMC
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Apple