Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 95 96
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.66% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Oxfordshire median daily rate £210 £400 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.50% +128.57% -
10th Percentile £123 £350 £173
90th Percentile £241 £450 £178
South East median daily rate £225 £300 £316
% change year-on-year -25.00% -4.91% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.45% -16.47% -

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 1,179 1,178 1,160
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.44% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 839 853
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £213
90th Percentile £600 £564 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 62
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.75 £9.98
90th Percentile £53.50 £37.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 January 2018. 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 -12 3 £125 -68.75%
Abingdon - 1 £151 -
Kidlington - 1 £250 -
Technical Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Technical Support 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (25.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) iPhone
5 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) Acronis
5 2 (25.00%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) EPoS
5 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) EPoS
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (25.00%) iPhone
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Hardware Maintenance
2 2 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Acronis
2 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft