The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Epsom 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 10 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Epsom 7.41% 8.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £160 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £235 £215
% change year-on-year
+27.65% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+19.14% -32.85%
Technical Support
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Epsom 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
Epsom
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
25 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Epsom 92.59% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 8
Average daily rate £370 £223 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.29% -42.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £160 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £363 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Epsom

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Epsom

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Epsom

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Epsom

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Epsom

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Epsom

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Epsom

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Epsom 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) SSH
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) COM+
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Sun
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) DTS
2 2 (50.00%) Client/Server

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Epsom by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Epsom 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) Documentum
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) SSH
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) DTS
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) COM+
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Sun
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) Symantec