The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank - 54 51
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire - 0.38% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.39% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £230 £250
% change year-on-year
+22.82% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +138.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.29 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.36%
Technical Support
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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
695 511 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.86% 96.23% 97.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 299 271
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Technical Support
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware