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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 154 149 132
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.027% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.029% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £350 - £268
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £302
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £293 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £13.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -14.37%
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
3687 3481 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.56% 94.72% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1960 1542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 205 191
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 -1 6 £350 - 1
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Wyse
3 2 (20.00%) vRealize
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) NETGEAR
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint

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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) vRealize
2 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) AppSense
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) NETGEAR
3 2 (20.00%) Sun
3 2 (20.00%) Wyse
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) IronPort
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) RightFax
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec