The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 88 - 94
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.31% - 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £290 - £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £333 £308
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Support Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1572 1698 1506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.44% 96.53% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 960 731
Median daily rate £375 £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 94 163
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £21.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Leicestershire - 4 £290 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 East Midlands region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
4 2 (28.57%) Server Building
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Unix

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Security Patching
2 2 (28.57%) Server Building
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) NFS
4 1 (14.29%) Terminal Server
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) HP