The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 189 170 172
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 81 80 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 0.87% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.92% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 30
Median daily rate £240 £175 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £293 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £130
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 33
Median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.41 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.55 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
8659 8713 8503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.99% 94.71% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5243 4898 4634
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 414 458
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.38 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.35% +2.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 17 £145 -13.43% 8
Oxfordshire 0 17 £350 +100.00% 9
Surrey -14 16 £150 -11.76% 7
Hampshire +8 13 £185 +5.71% 11
West Sussex -32 10 £325 - 6
East Sussex 0 4 £238 +82.69% 1
Kent -15 2 £225 -6.25% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 1 - - 7
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT Support 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 South East region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 94 (51.65%) Windows
2 76 (41.76%) Active Directory
3 66 (36.26%) Microsoft
4 52 (28.57%) MS Office
5 47 (25.82%) Windows 7
6 34 (18.68%) Windows Server
7 33 (18.13%) ITIL
8 24 (13.19%) SLA
9 22 (12.09%) Service Management
10 19 (10.44%) VMware
11 16 (8.79%) MS Excel
11 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (7.69%) Cisco
13 13 (7.14%) MS Exchange
13 13 (7.14%) TCP/IP
14 12 (6.59%) Linux
14 12 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (6.04%) SCCM
15 11 (6.04%) DNS
15 11 (6.04%) Citrix
15 11 (6.04%) Windows 8
16 10 (5.49%) Finance
16 10 (5.49%) LAN
16 10 (5.49%) Oracle
17 9 (4.95%) CRM
17 9 (4.95%) DHCP
17 9 (4.95%) Change Management
17 9 (4.95%) Legal
17 9 (4.95%) Degree
18 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.75%) Apache
4 5 (2.75%) IIS
4 5 (2.75%) WordPress
5 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Drupal
7 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (28.57%) MS Office
2 16 (8.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.55%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.04%) DNS
3 10 (5.49%) LAN
4 9 (4.95%) DHCP
5 8 (4.40%) WAN
6 7 (3.85%) Firewall
7 6 (3.30%) VPN
8 5 (2.75%) Intranet
9 4 (2.20%) Internet
9 4 (2.20%) SAN
10 3 (1.65%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.10%) VoIP
11 2 (1.10%) Wireless
12 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.55%) PBX
12 1 (0.55%) PSTN
12 1 (0.55%) Skype
12 1 (0.55%) SSL
12 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.55%) DB2
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 10 (5.49%) Finance
2 9 (4.95%) Legal
3 6 (3.30%) Advertising
4 3 (1.65%) Banking
4 3 (1.65%) Retail
5 2 (1.10%) Back Office
5 2 (1.10%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.65%) .NET
1 3 (1.65%) Velocity
2 2 (1.10%) CSS
2 2 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.55%) CSS3
3 1 (0.55%) HTML5
3 1 (0.55%) jQuery
3 1 (0.55%) ODBC
3 1 (0.55%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.40%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.20%) CMDB
3 4 (2.20%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.65%) Contactless
4 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.10%) iPad
5 2 (1.10%) iPhone
5 2 (1.10%) Social Media
6 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.55%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.55%) Handset
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.55%) PKI
6 1 (0.55%) Statistics
6 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 94 (51.65%) Windows
2 47 (25.82%) Windows 7
3 34 (18.68%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.59%) Linux
6 11 (6.04%) Windows 8
7 8 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.85%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.30%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.20%) Unix
10 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.65%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.10%) Android
12 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.13%) ITIL
2 22 (12.09%) Service Management
3 9 (4.95%) Change Management
3 9 (4.95%) CRM
4 7 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 6 (3.30%) Problem Management
6 5 (2.75%) Project Management
7 4 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.20%) Migration
8 3 (1.65%) Coaching
8 3 (1.65%) Data Management
8 3 (1.65%) Escalation Management
8 3 (1.65%) ITSM
8 3 (1.65%) Process Improvement
9 2 (1.10%) Data Protection
9 2 (1.10%) Information Governance
9 2 (1.10%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.10%) Patch Management
9 2 (1.10%) Social Media Marketing
9 2 (1.10%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.30%) SQL
2 2 (1.10%) C
2 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.55%) C#
3 1 (0.55%) C++
3 1 (0.55%) Java
3 1 (0.55%) PHP
3 1 (0.55%) Python
3 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (4.95%) Degree
2 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.30%) DBS Check
4 6 (3.30%) MCP
4 6 (3.30%) MCSE
5 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.65%) CCNA
5 3 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.10%) MCITP
6 2 (1.10%) MCSA
7 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.55%) HND
7 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 76 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.65%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.65%) vSphere
4 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.55%) KVM
5 1 (0.55%) UAG
5 1 (0.55%) vCloud
5 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.04%) SCCM
2 3 (1.65%) WSUS
3 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.10%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.55%) Netcool
4 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (36.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.44%) VMware
3 14 (7.69%) Cisco
4 11 (6.04%) Citrix
5 10 (5.49%) Oracle
6 6 (3.30%) Remedy
7 5 (2.75%) Sophos
8 4 (2.20%) HP
8 4 (2.20%) Intel Security
9 3 (1.65%) LANDesk
9 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.65%) SAP
9 3 (1.65%) Symantec
10 2 (1.10%) Apple
10 2 (1.10%) Dell
10 2 (1.10%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.10%) Lotus
10 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.55%) Adobe
11 1 (0.55%) Intel
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