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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 169 171 163
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 102 96 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 0.97% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.03% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 29
Median daily rate £195 £168 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +15.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £125 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £148 £135
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 38
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £18.40 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +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
9170 9361 8882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.33% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5549 5142 4874
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 £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 487
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.85 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Oxfordshire +11 24 £313 +78.57% 4
Berkshire +14 19 £233 +57.62% 10
Hampshire +6 19 £175 +16.66% 11
Surrey -1 19 £140 -17.64% 5
West Sussex -31 8 £263 - 4
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £120 - 5
Kent -25 4 £184 +20.49%
East Sussex -10 3 £238 +82.69% 1
Middlesex -1 1 £225 -
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 93 (51.38%) Windows
2 75 (41.44%) Active Directory
3 68 (37.57%) Microsoft
4 55 (30.39%) MS Office
5 45 (24.86%) Windows 7
6 36 (19.89%) Windows Server
7 32 (17.68%) ITIL
8 23 (12.71%) SLA
8 23 (12.71%) Service Management
9 18 (9.94%) MS Excel
9 18 (9.94%) VMware
10 17 (9.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (7.18%) Cisco
11 13 (7.18%) TCP/IP
11 13 (7.18%) MS Exchange
12 12 (6.63%) DNS
12 12 (6.63%) Finance
13 11 (6.08%) Windows 8
13 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (6.08%) Linux
13 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
14 10 (5.52%) DHCP
14 10 (5.52%) SCCM
14 10 (5.52%) Legal
15 9 (4.97%) Change Management
15 9 (4.97%) Firewall
15 9 (4.97%) Citrix
15 9 (4.97%) LAN
15 9 (4.97%) Oracle
16 8 (4.42%) SQL

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 13 (7.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.31%) Apache
3 6 (3.31%) IIS
4 5 (2.76%) WordPress
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) Drupal
6 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (30.39%) MS Office
2 18 (9.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.55%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.18%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.63%) DNS
3 10 (5.52%) DHCP
4 9 (4.97%) Firewall
4 9 (4.97%) LAN
5 8 (4.42%) WAN
6 7 (3.87%) VPN
7 6 (3.31%) Internet
8 4 (2.21%) Intranet
9 3 (1.66%) SAN
10 2 (1.10%) PBX
10 2 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.10%) VoIP
10 2 (1.10%) Wireless
11 1 (0.55%) ADSL
11 1 (0.55%) IPsec
11 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.55%) SSL
11 1 (0.55%) VLAN
11 1 (0.55%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.66%) MySQL
4 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (6.63%) Finance
2 10 (5.52%) Legal
3 6 (3.31%) Advertising
4 3 (1.66%) Banking
4 3 (1.66%) Retail
4 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.10%) Back Office
5 2 (1.10%) Law
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.66%) .NET
1 3 (1.66%) Velocity
2 2 (1.10%) CSS
2 2 (1.10%) HTML
3 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.55%) CSS3
3 1 (0.55%) HTML5
3 1 (0.55%) jQuery
3 1 (0.55%) ODBC
3 1 (0.55%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.87%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.87%) Driving Licence
3 5 (2.76%) CMDB
4 4 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.66%) Contactless
5 3 (1.66%) Handset
6 2 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.10%) iPad
6 2 (1.10%) iPhone
6 2 (1.10%) Social Media
6 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.55%) BYOD
7 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.55%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
7 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 93 (51.38%) Windows
2 45 (24.86%) Windows 7
3 36 (19.89%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.08%) Linux
5 11 (6.08%) Windows 8
6 8 (4.42%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.87%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.21%) Unix
10 3 (1.66%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.10%) Android
12 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.68%) ITIL
2 23 (12.71%) Service Management
3 9 (4.97%) Change Management
4 8 (4.42%) Mentoring
5 7 (3.87%) CRM
6 6 (3.31%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.76%) ITSM
7 5 (2.76%) Project Management
8 4 (2.21%) Migration
9 3 (1.66%) Coaching
9 3 (1.66%) Data Management
9 3 (1.66%) Escalation Management
9 3 (1.66%) Process Improvement
10 2 (1.10%) Information Governance
10 2 (1.10%) Patch Management
10 2 (1.10%) Resource Management
10 2 (1.10%) Social Media Marketing
10 2 (1.10%) Software Delivery
10 2 (1.10%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.42%) SQL
2 2 (1.10%) C
2 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.55%) C#
3 1 (0.55%) C++
3 1 (0.55%) Java
3 1 (0.55%) PHP
3 1 (0.55%) Python
3 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.87%) DBS Check
2 7 (3.87%) Degree
2 7 (3.87%) MCP
2 7 (3.87%) MCSE
2 7 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.66%) CCNA
4 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.10%) MCITP
5 2 (1.10%) MCSA
6 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) HND
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 75 (41.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.21%) ISA Server
3 4 (2.21%) vSphere
4 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.55%) KVM
6 1 (0.55%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.55%) UAG
6 1 (0.55%) vCloud
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.52%) SCCM
2 4 (2.21%) WSUS
3 3 (1.66%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Netcool
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 68 (37.57%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.94%) VMware
3 13 (7.18%) Cisco
4 9 (4.97%) Citrix
4 9 (4.97%) Oracle
5 6 (3.31%) Sophos
6 5 (2.76%) Remedy
7 4 (2.21%) HP
7 4 (2.21%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.66%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.66%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.66%) SAP
9 2 (1.10%) Apple
9 2 (1.10%) Dell
9 2 (1.10%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.10%) Lotus
9 2 (1.10%) NetApp
9 2 (1.10%) Symantec
10 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.55%) Wyse
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