The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.73% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.10 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.71% -39.65%
Support Specialist
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
213 297 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 92.21% 94.29% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 136 124
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £60
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 63
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% -39.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.21 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.95 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Leicester - 3 - -
Support Specialist
East Midlands

Support Specialist
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Remedy
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Control-M
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Control-M
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Remedy