The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Specialist
Rank 242 231 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.059% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.064% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.25 £11.43
% change year-on-year
- +112.16%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8451 7861 9051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.73% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4612 4106 4135
Average daily rate £350 £355 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 530 637
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
IT Support Specialist
England

IT Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IT Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IT Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

IT Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IT Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

IT Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IT Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
IT Support Specialist
England

IT Support Specialist
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT 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 IT Support Specialist in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) CAD
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT 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 IT Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft