The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 177 163 180
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 65 67 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.79% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.86% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 4
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£196 £175 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +48.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £115 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £325 £206
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 30
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.50 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £24.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +2.77%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8445 7813 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.67% 91.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4591 4020 4129
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.37 £17.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
IT Support
England

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East Sussex +8 18 £115 -45.23% 1
West Sussex +3 11 £100 -42.85% 7
Hampshire -14 10 £398 - 7
Buckinghamshire -3 7 £180 +44.00% 6
Berkshire -5 6 - - 4
Oxfordshire -2 4 - - 4
Surrey -17 4 £325 - 4
Kent -7 3 £208 +80.43% 4
Sussex - - - -
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title.

1 66 (56.90%) Windows
2 54 (46.55%) Active Directory
3 48 (41.38%) MS Office
4 47 (40.52%) Microsoft
5 34 (29.31%) MS Excel
5 34 (29.31%) MS Exchange
6 29 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 22 (18.97%) Windows XP
8 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (13.79%) Citrix
10 15 (12.93%) SLA
10 15 (12.93%) ITIL
11 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (10.34%) WAN
12 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
12 12 (10.34%) LAN
13 10 (8.62%) Firewall
14 8 (6.90%) VMware
14 8 (6.90%) Cisco
14 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (6.03%) Degree
15 7 (6.03%) Apple
15 7 (6.03%) MCSE
15 7 (6.03%) Blackberry
16 6 (5.17%) Service Management
16 6 (5.17%) SQL
16 6 (5.17%) DNS
16 6 (5.17%) Windows 2000
16 6 (5.17%) DHCP
16 6 (5.17%) Problem Management

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (29.31%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.59%) LiveLink
5 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.72%) Lync
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.86%) SAS
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 48 (41.38%) MS Office
2 34 (29.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
3 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.34%) WAN
1 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
1 12 (10.34%) LAN
2 10 (8.62%) Firewall
3 6 (5.17%) DNS
3 6 (5.17%) DHCP
4 4 (3.45%) VPN
4 4 (3.45%) Internet
5 3 (2.59%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.72%) Extranet
6 2 (1.72%) VoIP
7 1 (0.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.86%) SSL
7 1 (0.86%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.86%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
1 3 (2.59%) Finance
1 3 (2.59%) Advertising
2 2 (1.72%) German Language
2 2 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Automotive
3 1 (0.86%) Electronics
3 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.72%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.86%) HTML
2 1 (0.86%) CSS
2 1 (0.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (2.59%) NHS
3 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.86%) iPad
4 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.86%) iPhone
4 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 66 (56.90%) Windows
2 29 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (18.97%) Windows XP
4 19 (16.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.17%) Windows 2000
7 5 (4.31%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.31%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.72%) Linux
9 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.72%) Android
9 2 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.93%) ITIL
2 6 (5.17%) Service Management
2 6 (5.17%) Problem Management
3 5 (4.31%) Asset Management
3 5 (4.31%) Release Management
4 3 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (1.72%) Configuration Management
5 2 (1.72%) Change Management
5 2 (1.72%) Information Security Management
5 2 (1.72%) Security Management
5 2 (1.72%) Validation
5 2 (1.72%) Migration
5 2 (1.72%) Business Continuity
5 2 (1.72%) Information Security
5 2 (1.72%) CRM
5 2 (1.72%) ISMS
5 2 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (1.72%) Supplier Management
5 2 (1.72%) Web Development
5 2 (1.72%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.17%) SQL
2 2 (1.72%) VB
2 2 (1.72%) C
3 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.86%) Java
3 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.03%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) MCSE
3 5 (4.31%) MCP
4 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.72%) CCNA
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.72%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.72%) MCSA
5 2 (1.72%) NVQ Level 3
5 2 (1.72%) MCDST
5 2 (1.72%) MCITP
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.86%) CCA
6 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 54 (46.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.86%) UAG
3 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.86%) XenApp
3 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (40.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.79%) Citrix
3 8 (6.90%) VMware
3 8 (6.90%) Cisco
4 7 (6.03%) Apple
5 2 (1.72%) Open Text
5 2 (1.72%) Juniper
5 2 (1.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (1.72%) SAP
6 1 (0.86%) Zoho
6 1 (0.86%) SOTI
6 1 (0.86%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.86%) Veeam
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle
6 1 (0.86%) Adobe
6 1 (0.86%) HP
6 1 (0.86%) Dell
6 1 (0.86%) Sage
6 1 (0.86%) Symantec
6 1 (0.86%) Remedy
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