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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 33 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.37% 0.89% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.92% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £200 - £130
UK excluding London median daily rate £289 £263 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.37% -27.50%
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
283 327 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.25% 97.03% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 243 117
Median daily rate £375 £390 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +27.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £210 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 20
Median hourly rate £11.50 £27.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +89.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Intranet
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (62.50%) WordPress
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) Apache Solr
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Google
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) SEO
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server

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 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) WordPress
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Classic ASP
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat