The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 119 113 126
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.46% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +88.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £331 £238
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +39.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £21.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +28.00%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2186 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.67% 90.93% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 957 1023
Average daily rate £365 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 92
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.45% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.94 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Specialist
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Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Reading - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Intranet
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (50.00%) Statistics
2 4 (50.00%) Firmware
2 4 (50.00%) Document Management
2 4 (50.00%) PABX
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Facebook
5 1 (12.50%) Twitter
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Blog
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) Intranet
1 4 (50.00%) PABX
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Firmware
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) Blog
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter