The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank - 17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford - 1.41% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £422 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £203 £313
% change year-on-year
+51.23% -35.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.33
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +31.33%
Support Specialist
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford 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
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
89 63 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 86.41% 88.73% 92.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 46
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.72 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Support Specialist
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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.

Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle