The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 120 89 94
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.14% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£384 £444 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +39.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £379 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £509 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-28.82% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.71 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -37.65%
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 Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1983 1460 1482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.13% 92.52% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 821 736
Average daily rate £350 £363 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 105 180
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
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 27 November 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
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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
Aldershot - - - -
Andover - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Sun
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 2 (40.00%) Korn
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
2 2 (40.00%) Veeam
2 2 (40.00%) sed
2 2 (40.00%) AWK
2 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) CommVault
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Dell

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) NAS
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Korn
1 2 (40.00%) sed
1 2 (40.00%) AWK
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Sun
2 2 (40.00%) Veeam
2 2 (40.00%) CommVault
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco