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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 50 62 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.55% 0.54% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 0.56% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £200 £150 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -12.12%
Technical 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
563 715 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 97.07% 96.23% 97.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 449 281
Average daily rate £350 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 58 46
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 Technical Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +11 8 £200 -
Kidlington - 1 £240 -
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Intranet
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) WordPress
5 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (45.45%) VMware
5 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
6 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) IIS
6 3 (27.27%) Classic ASP
6 3 (27.27%) CSS
6 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) HTML5
6 3 (27.27%) Apache Solr
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (45.45%) WordPress
3 3 (27.27%) Apache Solr
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Classic ASP
1 3 (27.27%) CSS
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) SEO
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Google
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat