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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 206 173 155
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -18
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 49 61 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.73% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.79% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
Average daily rate
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£175 £150 £184
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £117 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £328 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £164 £150 £118
% change year-on-year
+9.54% +27.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 37
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.65 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.25 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.13 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +7.69%
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
8448 7688 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.49% 91.46% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4577 4024 3406
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 459 609
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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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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 0 12 £176 +67.85% 4
Hampshire -19 10 £140 - 11
East Sussex +2 7 £110 -67.64% 2
Berkshire -3 7 £203 +35.50% 6
Oxfordshire -32 7 - - 6
West Sussex -7 3 - - 4
Kent - 2 £170 - 2
Buckinghamshire -19 1 £280 - 5
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 76 (69.72%) Windows
2 43 (39.45%) MS Office
3 41 (37.61%) Windows 7
4 39 (35.78%) Microsoft
5 36 (33.03%) ITIL
6 35 (32.11%) Active Directory
7 29 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (25.69%) Windows XP
9 25 (22.94%) MS Exchange
9 25 (22.94%) MS Excel
10 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (12.84%) Service Management
12 13 (11.93%) Windows 8
13 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
13 12 (11.01%) DHCP
14 11 (10.09%) DNS
14 11 (10.09%) SLA
15 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
15 10 (9.17%) Change Management
16 9 (8.26%) Citrix
16 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
16 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (7.34%) SCCM
17 8 (7.34%) WAN
17 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
17 8 (7.34%) VPN
17 8 (7.34%) LAN
17 8 (7.34%) VMware
18 7 (6.42%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 25 (22.94%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.92%) Lync
6 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.92%) Site Server
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (39.45%) MS Office
2 25 (22.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) assyst
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.01%) DHCP
2 11 (10.09%) DNS
3 8 (7.34%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.34%) VPN
3 8 (7.34%) LAN
3 8 (7.34%) WAN
4 5 (4.59%) IP Telephony
5 4 (3.67%) Wireless
5 4 (3.67%) Firewall
5 4 (3.67%) VoIP
5 4 (3.67%) Internet
6 2 (1.83%) Extranet
6 2 (1.83%) VLAN
7 1 (0.92%) Network Security
7 1 (0.92%) Junos
7 1 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.92%) 3G
7 1 (0.92%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (5.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.75%) Advertising
2 3 (2.75%) Military
3 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.83%) Marketing
3 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.92%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.92%) French Language
4 1 (0.92%) German Language
4 1 (0.92%) Electronics
4 1 (0.92%) Law
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) HTML
1 1 (0.92%) CSS
1 1 (0.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.75%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.75%) iPhone
3 3 (2.75%) iPad
4 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) VLE
5 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 76 (69.72%) Windows
2 41 (37.61%) Windows 7
3 29 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (25.69%) Windows XP
5 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (11.93%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.75%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.83%) Android
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.03%) ITIL
2 14 (12.84%) Service Management
3 10 (9.17%) Change Management
4 6 (5.50%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.59%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.59%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.67%) Time Management
7 3 (2.75%) Business Development
7 3 (2.75%) Migration
7 3 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.75%) Network Management
8 2 (1.83%) Line Management
8 2 (1.83%) Coaching
8 2 (1.83%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.83%) Project Management
8 2 (1.83%) ITSM
8 2 (1.83%) Validation
9 1 (0.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (0.92%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.50%) SQL
2 3 (2.75%) C
3 2 (1.83%) VBScript
3 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.92%) Java
4 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
2 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.42%) MCP
4 6 (5.50%) MCSE
5 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.75%) Degree
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.92%) MCDST
8 1 (0.92%) MCSA
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.09%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (32.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.92%) XenApp
4 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) SCOM
3 2 (1.83%) WSUS
4 1 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (35.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Citrix
3 8 (7.34%) VMware
4 7 (6.42%) McAfee
5 6 (5.50%) HP
6 5 (4.59%) Remedy
7 4 (3.67%) Apple
7 4 (3.67%) Google
7 4 (3.67%) Dell
8 3 (2.75%) Lotus
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle
9 2 (1.83%) Cisco
9 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.83%) Mitel
10 1 (0.92%) Capita
10 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.92%) Adobe
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Rate: £11 - £14.15 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: £14.12 - £17.46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £14.12 - £17.46 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago