The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 85 61 77
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.25% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.77% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate £300 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £170 £250
% change year-on-year
+45.58% -32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1139 778 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.67% 91.42% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 414 492
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 76 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.07 £10.01 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Technical Support
South East

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -18 3 £300 +9.09% 1
Aylesbury - - - - 3
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
Marlow - - - -
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VB
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
2 1 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) VC++
3 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy