The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support
Rank 30 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.23% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 0.25% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £130 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £250 £155
% change year-on-year
-1.00% +61.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +17.85%
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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 Swindon 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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
338 394 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 94.15% 89.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 294 200
Average daily rate £425 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 9
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.63 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.01% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.00 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) C
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
7 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
7 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
7 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) Nokia
7 2 (16.67%) Lotus
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Veeam
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) PRINCE

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 2 (16.67%) Windows NT
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Nokia
3 2 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Veeam