The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 58 49 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.27% 0.28% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £295 £225
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +31.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Technical 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
359 357 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 98.63% 98.62% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 279 112
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 23
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% -6.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxford region that featured Technical Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, Technical Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region featuring Technical Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Intranet
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) WordPress
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (20.00%) Web 2.0
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
3 1 (20.00%) Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) CSS

Technical Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) Learning Management System
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) VMware