The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Oxfordshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 23 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 24 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.03% 3.22% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 3.37% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£220 £145 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -51.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £215 £218
% change year-on-year
-4.65% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.40 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £18.20 £17.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
456 475 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.60% 95.57% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 287 268
Average daily rate £348 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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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 +3 9 £220 - 3
Banbury +7 3 - - 1
Abingdon -3 1 - - 2
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 28 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 20 (40.00%) MS Office
4 20 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
6 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (12.00%) VMware
9 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (10.00%) LAN
9 5 (10.00%) CCNA
9 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (8.00%) VPN
10 4 (8.00%) Cisco
10 4 (8.00%) WAN
10 4 (8.00%) Linux
10 4 (8.00%) Backup Exec
10 4 (8.00%) Firewall
10 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (6.00%) SCCM
11 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
11 3 (6.00%) Apple
11 3 (6.00%) Symantec
11 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
11 3 (6.00%) VB
11 3 (6.00%) SharePoint

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (40.00%) MS Office
2 19 (38.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) VPN
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
2 4 (8.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) DHCP
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (74.00%) Windows
2 28 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.00%) Linux
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.00%) Android
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.00%) ITIL
2 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.00%) VB
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) CCNA
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.00%) ACSA
2 1 (2.00%) MCTS
2 1 (2.00%) MCITP
2 1 (2.00%) CCENT
2 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) MCSA
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) Apple
4 3 (6.00%) Symantec
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) Meru Networks
6 1 (2.00%) Infor
6 1 (2.00%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Avaya
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
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