The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 50 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.18% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £245 £283
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +42.22%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
525 432 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.33% 93.91% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 230 277
Average daily rate £325 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 79
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £20.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Specialist
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 Specialist within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 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
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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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Vacancies
Oxford - 1 - -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCDST
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Mobile

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Mobile
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCDST
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft