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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
South East / Berkshire
Rank 101 123 129
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.079% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.086% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £175 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 - £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £183 - £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%

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
1881 2319 2605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.21% 92.13% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 1235 1294
Median daily rate £417 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 93 74
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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 - 3 £180 - 2
Wokingham - 1 £135 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) MCSA
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
4 2 (28.57%) PMP
4 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma

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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Order to Cash
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (28.57%) MCSA
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
2 2 (28.57%) VMware