The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 82 87 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.50% 0.077% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.083% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£271 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £15.80 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -16.84%
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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1151 1208 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 95.52% 93.21% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 686 430
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 59 78
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Milton Keynes - 5 £261 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) OVSD
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) SCOM
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) OpenView
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) UAG
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView
1 2 (22.22%) OVSD
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
1 2 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) NCR