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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 168 205 175
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -30
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 83 62 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.64% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.67% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 19
Median daily rate £156 £220 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.97% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £120 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £276 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £163
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.11 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% -2.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.75 £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +0.76%
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
7936 9237 8730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.71% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 5562 4816
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 433 463
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Surrey +24 21 £155 - 5
Hampshire +16 16 £90 -52.63% 16
Berkshire +8 12 £180 -18.18% 5
West Sussex +2 12 £400 +100.00% 9
Oxfordshire -8 10 £225 +18.42% 7
Buckinghamshire +17 8 £186 -19.02% 3
East Sussex +7 4 £200 - 1
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 67 (46.21%) Windows
2 52 (35.86%) Microsoft
3 50 (34.48%) MS Office
4 43 (29.66%) Active Directory
5 36 (24.83%) Windows 7
6 31 (21.38%) ITIL
7 22 (15.17%) Windows Server
8 21 (14.48%) MS Excel
9 17 (11.72%) Windows 10
10 16 (11.03%) MS Exchange
11 14 (9.66%) Windows 8
12 12 (8.28%) Service Management
12 12 (8.28%) VMware
13 11 (7.59%) Citrix
13 11 (7.59%) SLA
14 10 (6.90%) CRM
14 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (6.21%) Windows XP
16 8 (5.52%) Cisco
16 8 (5.52%) Advertising
16 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (5.52%) Office 365
16 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (4.83%) Driving Licence
17 7 (4.83%) Retail
17 7 (4.83%) CMS
17 7 (4.83%) Change Management
17 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
18 6 (4.14%) ERP

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 16 (11.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.83%) CMS
2 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.76%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.07%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.07%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.07%) WordPress
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (34.48%) MS Office
2 21 (14.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.07%) InDesign
3 3 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.07%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) MS Project
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Sage X3
2 2 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.52%) Office 365
2 3 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) LAN
1 6 (4.14%) Skype
1 6 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.45%) Intranet
2 5 (3.45%) WAN
3 4 (2.76%) DHCP
3 4 (2.76%) DNS
3 4 (2.76%) Firewall
3 4 (2.76%) VPN
3 4 (2.76%) Wireless
4 3 (2.07%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.07%) SAN
5 2 (1.38%) Internet
5 2 (1.38%) VLAN
5 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.69%) ADSL
6 1 (0.69%) ATM
6 1 (0.69%) ISDN
6 1 (0.69%) PSTN
6 1 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) DB2
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 8 (5.52%) Advertising
2 7 (4.83%) Retail
3 6 (4.14%) Finance
4 4 (2.76%) Cantonese Language
4 4 (2.76%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (2.76%) Marketing
5 3 (2.07%) Back Office
5 3 (2.07%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.83%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.76%) iPad
3 4 (2.76%) iPhone
3 4 (2.76%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.07%) CMDB
4 3 (2.07%) Handset
4 3 (2.07%) Social Media
5 2 (1.38%) Blog
5 2 (1.38%) EPoS
5 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.21%) Windows
2 36 (24.83%) Windows 7
3 22 (15.17%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.72%) Windows 10
5 14 (9.66%) Windows 8
6 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (6.21%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.45%) Android
10 4 (2.76%) Linux
11 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.07%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.38%) Unix
12 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.69%) AIX
13 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.38%) ITIL
2 12 (8.28%) Service Management
3 10 (6.90%) CRM
4 7 (4.83%) Change Management
5 6 (4.14%) Asset Management
5 6 (4.14%) ERP
5 6 (4.14%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.07%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.07%) Content Management
7 3 (2.07%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.07%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (2.07%) Document Management
7 3 (2.07%) ITSM
7 3 (2.07%) Migration
7 3 (2.07%) SEO
8 2 (1.38%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.38%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.38%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.69%) C++
1 1 (0.69%) Perl
1 1 (0.69%) SQL
1 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.14%) Degree
1 6 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.38%) MCP
3 2 (1.38%) MCSE
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CCA
4 1 (0.69%) CCNA
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (29.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.38%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) SCCM
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.69%) Netcool
3 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.69%) SCSM
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (35.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.28%) VMware
3 11 (7.59%) Citrix
4 8 (5.52%) Cisco
5 6 (4.14%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.45%) Adobe
6 5 (3.45%) Apple
6 5 (3.45%) SAP
7 4 (2.76%) Lotus
7 4 (2.76%) Sage
8 3 (2.07%) Avaya
8 3 (2.07%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (2.07%) FrontRange
8 3 (2.07%) Remedy
9 2 (1.38%) arcserve
9 2 (1.38%) Dell
9 2 (1.38%) HP
9 2 (1.38%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.38%) Symantec
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Great benefits, see below.
Posted: 5 days ago