The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 90 73 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.29% 0.50% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.54% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£263 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -18.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £230 £250
% change year-on-year
+22.82% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.07 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.04%
Technical Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1279 1119 1035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.56% 92.86% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 625 521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £208 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £20.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Technical Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -8 3 - - 1
Aylesbury - 1 £263 -
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenServer
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) UAG

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ATM
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) VB
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
2 1 (20.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft