The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 231 248 211
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 15 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.16% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 9
Average daily rate £350 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £403 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £203 £319
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -36.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £10.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +9.37%
Support Specialist
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the South East region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the South East region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Support Specialist
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 Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey -8 6 £350 +55.55%
West Sussex - 4 £300 - 3
Berkshire +5 2 - - 1
Hampshire +5 2 £388 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £420 +20.00%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title.

1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Linux
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (23.91%) VMware
4 10 (21.74%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) Oracle
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
6 8 (17.39%) HP
6 8 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
7 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 6 (13.04%) DNS
8 6 (13.04%) Cisco
8 6 (13.04%) Citrix
8 6 (13.04%) Banking
9 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (10.87%) CCNP
9 5 (10.87%) DHCP
9 5 (10.87%) Unix
9 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (10.87%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (8.70%) CCENT
10 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.70%) Aruba
10 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) Documentum
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) QuarkXPress
3 2 (4.35%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) DNS
1 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.87%) DHCP
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
3 4 (8.70%) FTP
3 4 (8.70%) SMTP
4 3 (6.52%) Wireless
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (4.35%) Intranet
5 2 (4.35%) LAN
5 2 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (6.52%) SAP BI
3 2 (4.35%) FileMaker
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) LSMW
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Japanese Language
3 1 (2.17%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) SAP PI
1 3 (6.52%) SAP XI
2 2 (4.35%) EDI
2 2 (4.35%) J2EE
2 2 (4.35%) WinForms
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) Rendezvous
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Contactless
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) iPad
2 2 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.17%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Unix
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.17%) HPUX
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) CRM
3 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (6.52%) Document Management
3 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.52%) Logistics
3 3 (6.52%) Migration
3 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.35%) Change Control
4 2 (4.35%) ERP
4 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.35%) SDLC
4 2 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.35%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.17%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) ABAP
2 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) C#
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
3 2 (4.35%) VB
3 2 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) CCNP
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.70%) CCENT
2 4 (8.70%) CCNA
2 4 (8.70%) CCSA
2 4 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
3 2 (4.35%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.35%) WSUS
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) VMware
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) HP
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) Aruba
5 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.70%) SAP
6 3 (6.52%) Adobe
6 3 (6.52%) F5
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
7 2 (4.35%) Baan
7 2 (4.35%) Hyperion
7 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (4.35%) Wyse
8 1 (2.17%) ATG
8 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
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