The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 178 181 136
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -45
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 82 73 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.77% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.82% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 20
Average daily rate £175 £148 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £123 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £258 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 39
Average hourly rate £12.55 £16.35 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.24% +12.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.49 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £27.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.92%
IT Support
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8011 8890 7964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.98% 93.80% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4827 4759 4142
Average daily rate £385 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 434 467
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IT Support
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 across the South East region.

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

IT Support
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 across the South East region.

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IT Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

IT Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

IT Support
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +9 20 £143 +1.78% 13
Surrey -5 15 £200 +23.07% 7
Oxfordshire +10 13 £225 -40.00% 8
Berkshire +8 11 £408 +130.22% 14
Buckinghamshire +15 9 £120 -44.18% 3
East Sussex +8 4 £200 +81.81% 4
West Sussex +5 4 £175 - 7
Kent -11 3 £180 +44.00% 3
Middlesex - 3 £155 -
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT Support 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 in their job title.

1 90 (55.21%) Windows
2 64 (39.26%) Active Directory
3 60 (36.81%) Microsoft
4 45 (27.61%) MS Office
5 40 (24.54%) ITIL
6 38 (23.31%) Windows 7
7 30 (18.40%) Windows Server
8 21 (12.88%) MS Excel
9 18 (11.04%) Windows XP
9 18 (11.04%) SLA
10 17 (10.43%) MS Exchange
11 16 (9.82%) Linux
11 16 (9.82%) Service Management
11 16 (9.82%) VMware
11 16 (9.82%) Degree
12 14 (8.59%) Windows 8
12 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (7.98%) Finance
14 11 (6.75%) Citrix
14 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
15 10 (6.13%) Cisco
15 10 (6.13%) SQL
15 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (5.52%) Portfolio Management
16 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
16 9 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
17 8 (4.91%) SCCM
17 8 (4.91%) Computer Science
17 8 (4.91%) Unix
17 8 (4.91%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT Support 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.07%) IIS
4 4 (2.45%) Apache
5 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.61%) CICS
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 45 (27.61%) MS Office
2 21 (12.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) DNS
2 7 (4.29%) DHCP
2 7 (4.29%) Firewall
2 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.29%) VPN
3 6 (3.68%) WAN
4 5 (3.07%) LAN
5 4 (2.45%) SAN
6 3 (1.84%) Internet
6 3 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.23%) VoIP
8 1 (0.61%) ADSL
8 1 (0.61%) IPsec
8 1 (0.61%) Network Security
8 1 (0.61%) PBX
8 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.45%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) DB2
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (7.98%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Advertising
2 4 (2.45%) Law
2 4 (2.45%) Legal
2 4 (2.45%) Retail
3 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.23%) Back Office
4 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.61%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) .NET
1 1 (0.61%) CSS
1 1 (0.61%) HTML
1 1 (0.61%) Velocity
1 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.91%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.68%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.45%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.45%) CMDB
5 3 (1.84%) Contactless
6 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.23%) Handset
6 2 (1.23%) iPhone
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.61%) iPad
7 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) PMI
7 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 90 (55.21%) Windows
2 38 (23.31%) Windows 7
3 30 (18.40%) Windows Server
4 18 (11.04%) Windows XP
5 16 (9.82%) Linux
6 14 (8.59%) Windows 8
6 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.91%) Unix
8 6 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.45%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.45%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.45%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.23%) Android
11 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.54%) ITIL
2 16 (9.82%) Service Management
3 9 (5.52%) Portfolio Management
3 9 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (4.29%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.68%) Data Protection
5 6 (3.68%) Project Management
5 6 (3.68%) Time Management
6 5 (3.07%) Data Management
6 5 (3.07%) Mentoring
6 5 (3.07%) Release Management
7 4 (2.45%) Change Management
7 4 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.45%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.84%) Asset Management
8 3 (1.84%) Data Centre Operations
8 3 (1.84%) Incident Management
8 3 (1.84%) ITSM
8 3 (1.84%) Migration
8 3 (1.84%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.13%) SQL
2 1 (0.61%) COBOL
2 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.61%) JCL
2 1 (0.61%) Korn
2 1 (0.61%) Perl
2 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.82%) Degree
2 11 (6.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.91%) DBS Check
4 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.07%) MCP
5 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.45%) MCSE
7 3 (1.84%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.23%) CISSP
8 2 (1.23%) HND
8 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.61%) CISMP
9 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) MCDST
9 1 (0.61%) MCITP
9 1 (0.61%) MCSA
9 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 64 (39.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.45%) vSphere
5 3 (1.84%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.84%) XenApp
6 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.61%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.61%) UAG
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (4.91%) SCCM
2 3 (1.84%) Sysprep
2 3 (1.84%) WSUS
3 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.23%) SCOM
3 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.61%) Control-M
4 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.61%) OPNET
Vendors
1 60 (36.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.82%) VMware
3 11 (6.75%) Citrix
4 10 (6.13%) Cisco
5 6 (3.68%) Google
5 6 (3.68%) HP
5 6 (3.68%) NetApp
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle
6 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.45%) Sophos
7 3 (1.84%) Apple
8 2 (1.23%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.23%) iManage
8 2 (1.23%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.23%) Veeam
9 1 (0.61%) Cerion
9 1 (0.61%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.61%) IFS
9 1 (0.61%) Omniture
9 1 (0.61%) Talend
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