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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
England / South East
Rank 173 166 194
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +28
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 66 97 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 1.11% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.17% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 23
Median daily rate £200 £175 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £310 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 22
Median hourly rate £13.25 £12.78 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £10.00 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £20.70 £24.50
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
7170 8265 8983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.47% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 5039 4802
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 386 422
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +4 18 £175 +9.37% 21
Oxfordshire +2 15 £150 -50.00% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £210 +75.00% 11
Surrey +9 9 £180 -10.00% 16
Berkshire +13 8 £308 -24.07% 10
West Sussex -14 3 - - 3
Kent +5 1 - - 5
Middlesex 0 1 £100 -37.50%
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 73 (52.52%) Windows
2 61 (43.88%) Active Directory
3 52 (37.41%) Microsoft
4 45 (32.37%) MS Office
5 39 (28.06%) Windows 7
6 35 (25.18%) ITIL
7 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
8 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
8 19 (13.67%) Office 365
9 17 (12.23%) Windows 10
9 17 (12.23%) MS Exchange
10 13 (9.35%) SLA
10 13 (9.35%) Windows 8
11 12 (8.63%) Windows XP
12 11 (7.91%) Android
12 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (7.19%) Service Management
13 10 (7.19%) VMware
13 10 (7.19%) Citrix
13 10 (7.19%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (7.19%) Apple
14 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
14 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
15 8 (5.76%) Smartphone
15 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
15 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (5.76%) VPN
15 8 (5.76%) Finance
15 8 (5.76%) Advertising
15 8 (5.76%) Service Delivery

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 17 (12.23%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.44%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) Apache
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (32.37%) MS Office
2 27 (19.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.67%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.76%) VPN
2 7 (5.04%) Firewall
3 5 (3.60%) SNMP
3 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.88%) WAN
4 4 (2.88%) Wireless
5 3 (2.16%) Broadband
5 3 (2.16%) DHCP
5 3 (2.16%) DNS
5 3 (2.16%) Internet
5 3 (2.16%) LAN
5 3 (2.16%) SSL
6 2 (1.44%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.72%) FTP
7 1 (0.72%) Network Security
7 1 (0.72%) Skype
7 1 (0.72%) Softphone
7 1 (0.72%) VLAN
7 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (5.76%) Advertising
1 8 (5.76%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.16%) Back Office
3 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.44%) German Language
4 2 (1.44%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) Web Services
2 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) Smartphone
3 6 (4.32%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.32%) iPad
4 5 (3.60%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.88%) CMDB
5 4 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.88%) Handset
6 3 (2.16%) iPhone
6 3 (2.16%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.44%) Life Science
7 2 (1.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (52.52%) Windows
2 39 (28.06%) Windows 7
3 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
4 17 (12.23%) Windows 10
5 13 (9.35%) Windows 8
6 12 (8.63%) Windows XP
7 11 (7.91%) Android
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.04%) Apple iOS
9 7 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.32%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.16%) Linux
11 3 (2.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.16%) SUSE
11 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.18%) ITIL
2 10 (7.19%) Service Management
3 8 (5.76%) Incident Management
3 8 (5.76%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.04%) Configuration Management
4 7 (5.04%) Time Management
5 6 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.60%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.60%) Fault Management
7 4 (2.88%) Change Management
7 4 (2.88%) Coaching
8 3 (2.16%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.16%) Change Control
8 3 (2.16%) CRM
8 3 (2.16%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.16%) DNA
8 3 (2.16%) Migration
8 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.44%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.44%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.32%) SQL
2 2 (1.44%) C
3 1 (0.72%) C#
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
3 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (7.19%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.88%) Degree
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.44%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.44%) MCSE
5 1 (0.72%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.72%) MCITP
5 1 (0.72%) MCPD
5 1 (0.72%) MCSA
5 1 (0.72%) MCTS
5 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 61 (43.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) XenApp
4 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) SCCM
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.16%) WSUS
4 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.44%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.72%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) SCSM
5 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (37.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.19%) Apple
2 10 (7.19%) Citrix
2 10 (7.19%) VMware
3 7 (5.04%) ServiceNow
4 5 (3.60%) Cisco
4 5 (3.60%) Remedy
5 4 (2.88%) HP
5 4 (2.88%) Lotus
6 3 (2.16%) Dell
6 3 (2.16%) Toshiba
7 2 (1.44%) CA
7 2 (1.44%) Peregrine
7 2 (1.44%) Spiceworks
8 1 (0.72%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.72%) BMC
8 1 (0.72%) IBM
8 1 (0.72%) Novell
8 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.72%) Sophos
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