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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 19 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 29 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 5.71% 2.84% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 3.01% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £120 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £201
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.45 £20.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
489 432 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.26% 94.53% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 227 303
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £246 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 81
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £10.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Oxford +22 21 £115 - 2
Banbury - 2 - -
Abingdon -3 1 - - 2
Bicester - - - -
Thame - - - -
Wantage - - - - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (78.72%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows 7
3 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
4 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
5 21 (44.68%) MS Office
6 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
7 13 (27.66%) Windows 8
8 10 (21.28%) Windows XP
9 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.02%) DNS
11 7 (14.89%) DHCP
11 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
13 3 (6.38%) Firewall
13 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
13 3 (6.38%) VPN
13 3 (6.38%) Symantec
13 3 (6.38%) Linux
13 3 (6.38%) ITIL
13 3 (6.38%) SQL
13 3 (6.38%) Citrix
13 3 (6.38%) Mac OS
13 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
13 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
13 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
14 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (44.68%) MS Office
2 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) DNS
2 7 (14.89%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
3 3 (6.38%) VPN
4 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.26%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) VoIP
5 1 (2.13%) IPv4
5 1 (2.13%) SAN
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) DSL
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (78.72%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows 7
3 13 (27.66%) Windows 8
4 10 (21.28%) Windows XP
5 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.38%) Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.38%) ITIL
1 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.13%) Migration
3 1 (2.13%) Time Management
3 1 (2.13%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VB
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) MCSE
1 1 (2.13%) MCSA
1 1 (2.13%) CCNA
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (2.13%) ACSA
1 1 (2.13%) MCTS
1 1 (2.13%) MCITP
1 1 (2.13%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (46.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.26%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.13%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Citrix
2 3 (6.38%) Symantec
3 2 (4.26%) Apple
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Dell
4 1 (2.13%) Sage
4 1 (2.13%) Lotus
4 1 (2.13%) Remedy
4 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
4 1 (2.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Business Objects