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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank - 24 30
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 2.29% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.34% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £130 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £145 £145
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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
201 214 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 93.06% 98.17% 96.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 121 141
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 37
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £25.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 28 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft