The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Gloucestershire region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 49 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.28% 0.43% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.46% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £269 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.23% +106.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £338 £225
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +50.00%
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 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
331 437 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 94.30% 94.59% 96.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 235 289
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 32
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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 Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware