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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 214 179 156
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 52 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.67% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.73% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
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£170 £140 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £105 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £349 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.44 £12.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.64% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £10.07 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.20 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
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
8976 8090 6997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.58% 91.36% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4261 3314
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 467 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Hampshire -16 10 £150 -6.25% 8
Oxfordshire -19 10 £375 +20.00% 4
Surrey -2 9 £176 +67.85% 11
West Sussex -9 9 - - 4
Berkshire -1 6 £188 - 9
East Sussex -1 5 - - 2
Kent -11 2 £170 -55.84% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - - 6
Middlesex - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 81 (73.64%) Windows
2 45 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 43 (39.09%) Microsoft
3 43 (39.09%) MS Office
4 40 (36.36%) ITIL
5 37 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (33.64%) Windows 7
6 28 (25.45%) Windows XP
7 27 (24.55%) MS Exchange
8 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
9 16 (14.55%) SharePoint
10 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (12.73%) Service Management
12 13 (11.82%) DHCP
12 13 (11.82%) SCCM
13 12 (10.91%) DNS
13 12 (10.91%) SLA
13 12 (10.91%) HP
14 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 11 (10.00%) Windows 8
15 10 (9.09%) Hyper-V
15 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
15 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
15 10 (9.09%) Citrix
16 9 (8.18%) VMware
16 9 (8.18%) Office 365
16 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (7.27%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 27 (24.55%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.55%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (6.36%) IIS
6 2 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.91%) Drupal
7 1 (0.91%) Site Server
7 1 (0.91%) Lync
Applications
1 43 (39.09%) MS Office
2 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) assyst
2 1 (0.91%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.82%) DHCP
2 12 (10.91%) DNS
3 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.27%) VPN
5 6 (5.45%) Wireless
6 5 (4.55%) IP Telephony
6 5 (4.55%) VoIP
7 4 (3.64%) WAN
7 4 (3.64%) LAN
8 3 (2.73%) Internet
8 3 (2.73%) Firewall
9 2 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.82%) VLAN
9 2 (1.82%) Extranet
10 1 (0.91%) 3G
10 1 (0.91%) DSL
10 1 (0.91%) Network Security
10 1 (0.91%) Junos
10 1 (0.91%) SSL
10 1 (0.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (5.45%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Advertising
2 3 (2.73%) Military
3 2 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.91%) Local Government
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Law
4 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.91%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Clustering
2 5 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.91%) NHS
5 1 (0.91%) iPhone
5 1 (0.91%) iPad
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.91%) VLE
5 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 81 (73.64%) Windows
2 37 (33.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 37 (33.64%) Windows 7
3 28 (25.45%) Windows XP
4 17 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.82%) Android
9 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.36%) ITIL
2 14 (12.73%) Service Management
3 8 (7.27%) Change Management
4 7 (6.36%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.55%) Time Management
6 4 (3.64%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.73%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.73%) Migration
7 3 (2.73%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.73%) Business Development
7 3 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.73%) Network Management
8 2 (1.82%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.82%) Coaching
8 2 (1.82%) ITSM
8 2 (1.82%) Validation
9 1 (0.91%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (0.91%) Information Management
9 1 (0.91%) Resource Management
9 1 (0.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.36%) VBScript
1 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.55%) SQL
3 3 (2.73%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.36%) MCP
4 7 (6.36%) MCSE
5 4 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.91%) MCDST
8 1 (0.91%) Degree
8 1 (0.91%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 45 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (11.82%) SCCM
2 7 (6.36%) WSUS
3 3 (2.73%) SCOM
4 1 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 43 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.91%) HP
3 10 (9.09%) Citrix
4 9 (8.18%) VMware
5 8 (7.27%) Dell
6 7 (6.36%) McAfee
7 5 (4.55%) Remedy
7 5 (4.55%) Google
8 4 (3.64%) Apple
9 3 (2.73%) Cisco
10 2 (1.82%) Mitel
11 1 (0.91%) Capita
11 1 (0.91%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle
11 1 (0.91%) Adobe
11 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.91%) EMC
Surrey
Gold Group
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £180.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £192.38 - £250.12 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Sevenoaks
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £20 - £24 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago