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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 203 187 162
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 59 83 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.88% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.93% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 30
Median daily rate £195 £170 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £92 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £300 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £153
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 32
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £18.50 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +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
8452 8952 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5032 5120 4704
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 £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 429 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +1 13 £130 -25.71% 7
Hampshire +19 11 £175 - 5
Oxfordshire -8 11 £350 +100.00% 9
Surrey -4 9 £255 +50.00% 10
West Sussex -24 9 £340 +65.85% 6
East Sussex +8 3 £200 +50.94% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £138 - 4
Kent +3 1 £150 +46.34% 2
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 82 (50.00%) Windows
2 64 (39.02%) Active Directory
3 63 (38.41%) Microsoft
4 50 (30.49%) MS Office
5 42 (25.61%) Windows 7
6 28 (17.07%) ITIL
7 27 (16.46%) Windows Server
8 20 (12.20%) Service Management
8 20 (12.20%) SLA
9 18 (10.98%) VMware
10 16 (9.76%) MS Excel
11 14 (8.54%) TCP/IP
12 12 (7.32%) MS Exchange
12 12 (7.32%) Cisco
12 12 (7.32%) Citrix
12 12 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (6.71%) SCCM
13 11 (6.71%) DNS
13 11 (6.71%) Windows 8
14 10 (6.10%) DHCP
14 10 (6.10%) Oracle
14 10 (6.10%) Finance
15 9 (5.49%) Legal
15 9 (5.49%) Change Management
15 9 (5.49%) Linux
15 9 (5.49%) LAN
15 9 (5.49%) Windows 10
16 8 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010

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 12 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.05%) WordPress
5 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.83%) Apache
6 3 (1.83%) IIS
7 2 (1.22%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Drupal
8 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (30.49%) MS Office
2 16 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.54%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.71%) DNS
3 10 (6.10%) DHCP
4 9 (5.49%) LAN
5 7 (4.27%) WAN
6 6 (3.66%) Firewall
6 6 (3.66%) Intranet
7 5 (3.05%) VPN
8 4 (2.44%) Internet
8 4 (2.44%) SAN
9 3 (1.83%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.22%) Skype
10 2 (1.22%) VoIP
10 2 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.22%) Wireless
11 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.61%) PBX
11 1 (0.61%) PSTN
11 1 (0.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.61%) DB2
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 10 (6.10%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Legal
3 4 (2.44%) Advertising
4 3 (1.83%) Banking
5 2 (1.22%) Law
5 2 (1.22%) Marketing
5 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.83%) .NET
2 2 (1.22%) Velocity
3 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) CSS3
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) HTML5
3 1 (0.61%) jQuery
3 1 (0.61%) ODBC
3 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.66%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.05%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.44%) CMDB
6 3 (1.83%) iPad
6 3 (1.83%) iPhone
7 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.22%) Handset
7 2 (1.22%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) EPoS
8 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (50.00%) Windows
2 42 (25.61%) Windows 7
3 27 (16.46%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.71%) Windows 8
6 9 (5.49%) Linux
6 9 (5.49%) Windows 10
7 8 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.66%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.44%) Unix
9 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.83%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.22%) Android
11 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.61%) AIX
12 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.07%) ITIL
2 20 (12.20%) Service Management
3 9 (5.49%) Change Management
4 8 (4.88%) CRM
5 4 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (2.44%) Mentoring
5 4 (2.44%) Problem Management
5 4 (2.44%) Project Management
6 3 (1.83%) ERP
6 3 (1.83%) Identity Management
6 3 (1.83%) ITSM
6 3 (1.83%) Migration
7 2 (1.22%) Coaching
7 2 (1.22%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.22%) Data Management
7 2 (1.22%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.22%) Information Governance
7 2 (1.22%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.22%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.05%) SQL
2 2 (1.22%) C
2 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.61%) C#
3 1 (0.61%) C++
3 1 (0.61%) Java
3 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.61%) PHP
3 1 (0.61%) Python
3 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (4.88%) Degree
1 8 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.05%) MCSE
3 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.44%) MCP
5 3 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.83%) CCNA
5 3 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.83%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.22%) MCITP
7 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.61%) HND
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.61%) MCSA
7 1 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.83%) VMware Server
3 3 (1.83%) vSphere
4 2 (1.22%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) UAG
5 1 (0.61%) vCloud
5 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.71%) SCCM
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.22%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.22%) WSUS
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.61%) Netcool
4 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.61%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 63 (38.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.98%) VMware
3 12 (7.32%) Cisco
3 12 (7.32%) Citrix
4 10 (6.10%) Oracle
5 6 (3.66%) Remedy
6 4 (2.44%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.44%) Symantec
7 3 (1.83%) HP
7 3 (1.83%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.83%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.83%) SAP
7 3 (1.83%) Sophos
8 2 (1.22%) Apple
8 2 (1.22%) Dell
8 2 (1.22%) Lotus
8 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.61%) Intel
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
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