The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 50 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.45% 1.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £269 £130 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £203 £319
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -36.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.37%
Support Specialist
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
419 484 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.95% 96.80% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 293 144
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £268 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +160.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £10.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Support Specialist
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Process Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Process Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle