The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 129 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.083% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.089% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £340 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £245 £283
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.22%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West 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
Manchester - 4 £425 - 2
Merseyside +4 1 £340 -
Cheshire - - - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (18.18%) GAMP
4 2 (18.18%) GMP
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Document Management
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Project
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (18.18%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 1 (9.09%) CMDB
1 1 (9.09%) iSeries
1 1 (9.09%) AS400
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Document Management
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCP
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
1 2 (18.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (18.18%) GAMP
1 2 (18.18%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 1 (9.09%) Cognizant
3 1 (9.09%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense