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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
England / South East
Rank 182 184 197
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 59 73 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.88% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.93% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 22
Median daily rate £180 £155 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £105 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £360 £239
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £143 £164
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 19
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.94 £9.98 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.10 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -2.66%

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
6675 7841 8696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.32% 94.22% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3855 4600 4711
Median daily rate £401 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% +4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 408 427
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +13 18 £225 +57.89% 12
Oxfordshire +1 14 £148 -31.39% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £210 +23.52% 8
Berkshire +10 7 £291 -28.96% 12
Surrey +2 5 £135 -32.50% 8
West Sussex +9 4 - - 1
Middlesex +3 1 £100 -37.50%
East Sussex +3 1 - - 2
Kent -1 1 - - 5
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 68 (47.55%) Windows
2 49 (34.27%) Active Directory
3 47 (32.87%) Microsoft
4 46 (32.17%) MS Office
5 35 (24.48%) ITIL
5 35 (24.48%) Windows 7
6 23 (16.08%) MS Excel
7 19 (13.29%) Windows Server
8 16 (11.19%) Windows 10
9 15 (10.49%) MS Exchange
10 12 (8.39%) Windows XP
11 11 (7.69%) Office 365
11 11 (7.69%) Windows 8
11 11 (7.69%) Service Management
12 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (6.29%) SharePoint
13 9 (6.29%) ServiceNow
14 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (5.59%) Time Management
14 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
14 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
14 8 (5.59%) Apple
14 8 (5.59%) SLA
14 8 (5.59%) Citrix
15 7 (4.90%) Configuration Management
15 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
15 7 (4.90%) VMware
15 7 (4.90%) Android
15 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (4.90%) Asset Management

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 15 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.20%) CMS
4 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.40%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.40%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.40%) WordPress
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (32.17%) MS Office
2 23 (16.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.40%) InDesign
4 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.40%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) Firewall
2 5 (3.50%) SNMP
2 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.10%) Broadband
3 3 (2.10%) Internet
3 3 (2.10%) Skype
3 3 (2.10%) SSL
4 2 (1.40%) DHCP
4 2 (1.40%) DNS
4 2 (1.40%) Intranet
4 2 (1.40%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.40%) LAN
4 2 (1.40%) WAN
4 2 (1.40%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (0.70%) Softphone
5 1 (0.70%) VLAN
5 1 (0.70%) VPN
5 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (4.20%) Advertising
1 6 (4.20%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Retail
3 3 (2.10%) Back Office
3 3 (2.10%) Cantonese Language
3 3 (2.10%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (2.10%) Marketing
3 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.40%) German Language
4 2 (1.40%) Military
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.70%) Web Services
2 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.50%) iPad
3 4 (2.80%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.80%) CMDB
3 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.80%) Handset
3 4 (2.80%) iPhone
3 4 (2.80%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.40%) NHS
4 2 (1.40%) Social Media
5 1 (0.70%) Blog
5 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.70%) EPoS
5 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 68 (47.55%) Windows
2 35 (24.48%) Windows 7
3 19 (13.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (11.19%) Windows 10
5 12 (8.39%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.90%) Android
7 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.20%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.20%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.80%) Linux
9 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.40%) SUSE
10 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.48%) ITIL
2 11 (7.69%) Service Management
3 8 (5.59%) Time Management
4 7 (4.90%) Asset Management
4 7 (4.90%) Configuration Management
4 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.50%) CRM
5 5 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.50%) Fault Management
6 4 (2.80%) Change Management
6 4 (2.80%) Data Protection
6 4 (2.80%) ERP
6 4 (2.80%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.10%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.40%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.40%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.40%) ITSM
8 2 (1.40%) Migration
8 2 (1.40%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.40%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.50%) SQL
2 1 (0.70%) C
2 1 (0.70%) C#
2 1 (0.70%) C++
2 1 (0.70%) Perl
2 1 (0.70%) PHP
2 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.70%) VB
2 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
2 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) Degree
4 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.40%) CCNA
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.40%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.40%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) CCA
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 49 (34.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.40%) WSUS
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
4 1 (0.70%) SCSM
4 1 (0.70%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 47 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) ServiceNow
3 8 (5.59%) Apple
3 8 (5.59%) Citrix
4 7 (4.90%) VMware
5 6 (4.20%) Cisco
6 5 (3.50%) Lotus
7 4 (2.80%) Adobe
7 4 (2.80%) SAP
8 3 (2.10%) Avaya
8 3 (2.10%) Sage
9 2 (1.40%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.40%) HEAT Software
10 1 (0.70%) CA
10 1 (0.70%) Google
10 1 (0.70%) Infor
10 1 (0.70%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.70%) Mitel
10 1 (0.70%) Novell
10 1 (0.70%) Spiceworks
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