The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 155 161 139
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.024% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.025% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £16.88 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+109.71% -21.51%
Support Specialist
England

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
3035 3937 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.49% 94.03% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1994 2360 1797
Median daily rate £400 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 189 175
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 7 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
Manchester +3 2 - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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 North West region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP