The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 108 117 126
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 17 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.12% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.13% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Median daily rate £550 £200 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £301 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.39% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.39 £13.70 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+143.72% -14.90%
Support Specialist
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 Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2156 2367 2336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.78% 92.21% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1272 1107
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 61
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 14 £550 +175.00% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £375 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (44.44%) AIX
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) EMC
4 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 6 (33.33%) RHCE
4 6 (33.33%) SAN
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (33.33%) High Availability
4 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 6 (33.33%) Clustering
4 6 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (33.33%) KVM
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (16.67%) IIS
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (11.11%) MS Office
8 2 (11.11%) COM

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (11.11%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) EDRMS
2 2 (11.11%) Essbase
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) COM
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) AIX
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) High Availability
1 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) Memory Management
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Presales
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (33.33%) RHCE
4 2 (11.11%) ACCA
4 2 (11.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) KVM
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) EMC
2 6 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
3 2 (11.11%) VMware