The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 32 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.49% 0.75% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £241
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +34.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £11.43
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +39.98%
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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 Basingstoke 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
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
192 258 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 94.58% 96.27% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 154 140
Average daily rate £338 £384 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% +33.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £245 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £13.50 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) AWK
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) AWK
1 1 (33.33%) Korn
1 1 (33.33%) sed
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sun
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat