The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank - 129 117
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.19% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.21% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £245
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +26.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -25.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3573 2849 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.04% 91.81% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1520 1086
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 198 184
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £54.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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
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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) ADSL
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) VPLS
2 1 (25.00%) IronPort
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ADSL
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) VPLS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) IronPort