The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 109 114 95
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.14% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £343 £413 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.96% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £245 £283
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.22%
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1870 1595 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 90.08% 93.49% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 954 815
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 163 216
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £11.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - 1 £255 -
Eastleigh - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Lotus
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Campaign Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus