The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 76 71 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 22 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.45% 1.36% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.46% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 4
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£390 £250 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £223 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £325 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £235 £250
% change year-on-year
+1.06% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +16.66%
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 Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1404 1230 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.80% 92.83% 91.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 750 613
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 67 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.25 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Technical Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Technical Support Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Technical Support
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cobham - 7 - -
Camberley -1 4 - - 1
Guildford -16 2 - - 3
Reigate - 1 £390 - 1
Thames Ditton - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Technical Support
South East

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) CRM
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) VB6
3 8 (25.00%) VB
3 8 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 8 (25.00%) .NET
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (21.88%) Documentum
4 7 (21.88%) Apple
4 7 (21.88%) IIS
4 7 (21.88%) Java
4 7 (21.88%) COM+
4 7 (21.88%) Degree
5 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 6 (18.75%) XML
5 6 (18.75%) Linux
5 6 (18.75%) VBScript
5 6 (18.75%) HTML
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.63%) C#
6 5 (15.63%) DTS
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) UNIX
7 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.38%) SAN

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 7 (21.88%) IIS
1 7 (21.88%) Documentum
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
2 2 (6.25%) Drupal
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (15.63%) DTS
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.13%) French Language
3 1 (3.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) COM+
3 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (18.75%) XML
3 6 (18.75%) HTML
4 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (3.13%) Spring
5 1 (3.13%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) HACMP
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
1 9 (28.13%) CRM
2 3 (9.38%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) MVC
4 1 (3.13%) Logistics
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) VB
2 8 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 8 (25.00%) VB6
3 7 (21.88%) Java
4 6 (18.75%) VBScript
5 5 (15.63%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCITP
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
1 1 (3.13%) SCSM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Apple
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) Veritas
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco