The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hampshire 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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 101 125 121
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.44% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £330 £375 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -2.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+66.54% -1.16%
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
1697 2070 2062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.53% 95.44% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 1278 1133
Median daily rate £375 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 145 136
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
Winchester +10 3 - - 2
Southampton - 1 - -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Hampshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) IBM
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
2 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (42.86%) NetCracker
2 6 (42.86%) Billing
2 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (42.86%) Comptel
3 5 (35.71%) Maximo
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) Puppet
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) SoftLayer
3 5 (35.71%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Ambari
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Maximo
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (7.14%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) IBM Cloud
1 5 (35.71%) SoftLayer
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) IPv6
2 2 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (14.29%) SNMP
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 6 (42.86%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Change Management
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps
1 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Entry
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
2 5 (35.71%) Puppet
3 2 (14.29%) Ambari
3 2 (14.29%) ZABBIX
4 1 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (7.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (42.86%) Comptel
2 6 (42.86%) NetCracker
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Proofpoint