The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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 Oxford 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 32 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.43% 1.19% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 1.26% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £130 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £155 £250
% change year-on-year
+61.29% -38.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Job Titles Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
225 239 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 95.74% 94.84% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 133 176
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.15 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.46% -10.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £10.33 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Technical Support
Oxfordshire

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Technical Support
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V