The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 45 52 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -31
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 13 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.43% 1.71% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 1.82% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Average daily rate £225 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £375 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 18
Average hourly rate £11.40 £16.00 £12.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +30.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £13.41 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £25.00 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.03%
IT Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
509 605 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 94.96% 93.94% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 374 192
Average daily rate £388 £410 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 51 54
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +4 8 £300 - 3
Burford - 1 £130 -
Kidlington - 1 - -
IT Support
South East

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) ITIL
3 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) MS Office
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 4 (16.00%) Service Management
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (16.00%) Sophos
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.00%) IIS
8 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (16.00%) Apache
8 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (12.00%) Apple
9 3 (12.00%) CMDB
9 3 (12.00%) Google
9 3 (12.00%) Change Management
10 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (8.00%) VMware
10 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
10 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
10 2 (8.00%) SCCM

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (16.00%) Apache
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) DHCP
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) CMDB
2 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Sophos
3 3 (12.00%) Apple
3 3 (12.00%) Google
4 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Veeam
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
5 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft