The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 33 37 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 8 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.82% 1.37% 6.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 1.47% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate £300 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £8.80 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.03%
IT Support
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
264 341 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.96% 93.17% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 94
Average daily rate £400 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £295 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.83 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £19.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) IIS
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (33.33%) Apache
3 4 (33.33%) Sophos
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Veeam
5 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (16.67%) Office 365
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) SLA

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Sophos
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Veeam
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft