The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 54 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.48% 0.51% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Median daily rate £550 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.39 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+75.73% +8.57%
Support Specialist
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
670 916 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.17% 93.66% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 560 403
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 47
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.43 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 Reading region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (57.14%) AIX
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) EMC
3 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 6 (42.86%) Clustering
3 6 (42.86%) RHCE
3 6 (42.86%) SAN
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (42.86%) HP
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (42.86%) Compliance Management
3 6 (42.86%) High Availability
3 6 (42.86%) KVM
4 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) WSUS
6 2 (14.29%) Dynamics GP

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) AIX
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Compliance Management
1 6 (42.86%) High Availability
1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) DV Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) KVM
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) EMC
2 6 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) VMware