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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 192 208 157
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -51
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 65 64 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.67% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.71% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 26
Median daily rate £150 £175 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £90 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.06 £16.50 £17.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +1.48%
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
8311 9058 8685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.86% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 5335 4693
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 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £40.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +1 15 £163 -4.41% 10
Berkshire 0 13 £115 -34.28% 7
West Sussex -8 11 £355 +75.30% 2
Hampshire +8 9 £90 - 9
Oxfordshire -9 8 £363 +26.08% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £138 -40.21% 3
East Sussex +7 4 £200 +48.14% 2
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 84 (50.00%) Windows
2 65 (38.69%) Active Directory
3 62 (36.90%) Microsoft
3 62 (36.90%) MS Office
4 44 (26.19%) Windows 7
5 28 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 27 (16.07%) ITIL
7 20 (11.90%) Service Management
8 19 (11.31%) SLA
9 18 (10.71%) VMware
10 17 (10.12%) Windows 8
10 17 (10.12%) MS Excel
11 16 (9.52%) MS Exchange
12 15 (8.93%) Windows 10
13 13 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (7.74%) Cisco
13 13 (7.74%) TCP/IP
14 12 (7.14%) Citrix
14 12 (7.14%) CRM
14 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (5.95%) SharePoint
15 10 (5.95%) LAN
15 10 (5.95%) Finance
16 9 (5.36%) Blackberry
16 9 (5.36%) Intranet
16 9 (5.36%) DNS
16 9 (5.36%) Oracle
17 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills

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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.76%) WordPress
4 5 (2.98%) CMS
4 5 (2.98%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.38%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.38%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.79%) Apache
6 3 (1.79%) IIS
7 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.60%) Drupal
8 1 (0.60%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (36.90%) MS Office
2 17 (10.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.79%) InDesign
3 3 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Sage X3
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) Office 365
2 3 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.95%) LAN
3 9 (5.36%) DNS
3 9 (5.36%) Intranet
4 8 (4.76%) DHCP
4 8 (4.76%) WAN
5 6 (3.57%) Skype
6 5 (2.98%) Firewall
6 5 (2.98%) Internet
6 5 (2.98%) SAN
6 5 (2.98%) Wireless
7 3 (1.79%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.79%) VPN
8 2 (1.19%) VoIP
8 2 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.60%) ADSL
9 1 (0.60%) ATM
9 1 (0.60%) ISDN
9 1 (0.60%) PBX
9 1 (0.60%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 10 (5.95%) Finance
2 8 (4.76%) Legal
3 6 (3.57%) Marketing
4 5 (2.98%) Advertising
5 4 (2.38%) Retail
6 3 (1.79%) Banking
6 3 (1.79%) Cantonese Language
6 3 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (1.19%) Law
7 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) .NET
2 2 (1.19%) Velocity
3 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.60%) CSS3
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) HTML5
3 1 (0.60%) jQuery
3 1 (0.60%) ODBC
3 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.60%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.36%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.98%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.98%) Social Media
4 4 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.79%) iPad
5 3 (1.79%) iPhone
5 3 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.19%) Blog
6 2 (1.19%) CMDB
6 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.19%) Handset
7 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.60%) EPoS
7 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.60%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.60%) NHS
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 84 (50.00%) Windows
2 44 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 28 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.12%) Windows 8
5 15 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 13 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.76%) Linux
9 7 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.38%) Android
10 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.79%) Unix
12 2 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.60%) AIX
13 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.07%) ITIL
2 20 (11.90%) Service Management
3 12 (7.14%) CRM
4 8 (4.76%) Change Management
5 7 (4.17%) ERP
6 5 (2.98%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.38%) ITSM
7 4 (2.38%) Mentoring
7 4 (2.38%) Migration
8 3 (1.79%) Asset Management
8 3 (1.79%) Content Management
8 3 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (1.79%) Document Management
8 3 (1.79%) Identity Management
8 3 (1.79%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.79%) SEO
9 2 (1.19%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.19%) Data Management
9 2 (1.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.98%) SQL
2 2 (1.19%) C
2 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.60%) C#
3 1 (0.60%) C++
3 1 (0.60%) Java
3 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.60%) PHP
3 1 (0.60%) Python
3 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (2.98%) Degree
1 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
1 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) MCP
2 4 (2.38%) MCSE
2 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.79%) CCNA
3 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.19%) MCITP
5 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.60%) MCSA
5 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.31%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (38.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.79%) VMware Server
3 3 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.60%) UAG
4 1 (0.60%) vCloud
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.19%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.60%) Netcool
4 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.60%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.71%) VMware
3 13 (7.74%) Cisco
4 12 (7.14%) Citrix
5 9 (5.36%) Oracle
6 6 (3.57%) Remedy
7 5 (2.98%) SAP
8 4 (2.38%) Adobe
8 4 (2.38%) Apple
8 4 (2.38%) Lotus
8 4 (2.38%) Sage
8 4 (2.38%) Symantec
9 3 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.79%) Dell
9 3 (1.79%) FrontRange
9 3 (1.79%) HP
9 3 (1.79%) Intel Security
9 3 (1.79%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.79%) LANDesk
9 3 (1.79%) Sophos
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