The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 242 243 242
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 18 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.33% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 3
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £191 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £423 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.39 - £15.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.08 - £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 - £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+53.86% +17.94%
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
7800 9372 8783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.77% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 5634 4840
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 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 438 463
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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 +16 7 £400 +32.23% 3
Berkshire +2 6 £550 +175.00%
Hampshire +12 5 £353 -3.42% 1
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (32.61%) Linux
1 15 (32.61%) VMware
2 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (28.26%) Oracle
4 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
6 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
6 10 (21.74%) Windows
6 10 (21.74%) AIX
7 9 (19.57%) EMC
7 9 (19.57%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.39%) Finance
8 8 (17.39%) HP
9 7 (15.22%) SAN
9 7 (15.22%) Hyperion
9 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
9 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (15.22%) Hyperion Planning
10 6 (13.04%) Puppet
10 6 (13.04%) High Availability
10 6 (13.04%) KVM
10 6 (13.04%) DevOps
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.04%) Compliance Management
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery

Support Specialist 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 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) Jetty
4 1 (2.17%) SAS
4 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (10.87%) HFM
3 2 (4.35%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.17%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) SNMP
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) IPv6
3 3 (6.52%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (6.52%) SSL
4 2 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (2.17%) HTTP
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.17%) Skype
5 1 (2.17%) VoIP
5 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) EDRMS
4 2 (4.35%) Essbase
4 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) MSI
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (6.52%) COM
2 3 (6.52%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 2 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) SAML
4 1 (2.17%) Servlets
4 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Contactless
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (21.74%) AIX
3 10 (21.74%) Windows
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.52%) Unix
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.04%) Compliance Management
2 6 (13.04%) DevOps
2 6 (13.04%) High Availability
2 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.70%) Service Management
4 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.52%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.52%) Validation
4 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.35%) CRM
5 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.35%) SOA
5 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.17%) CAD
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.70%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.52%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) RHCE
4 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) ACCA
5 2 (4.35%) CIMA
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (2.17%) MCSE
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) ISO22301
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) KVM
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Shibboleth
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (13.04%) Puppet
3 5 (10.87%) AppManager
4 4 (8.70%) SCCM
4 4 (8.70%) WSUS
5 3 (6.52%) SCOM
6 2 (4.35%) Ambari
6 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.17%) Ansible
7 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.17%) Packer
7 1 (2.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) VMware
2 13 (28.26%) Oracle
3 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 9 (19.57%) EMC
6 8 (17.39%) HP
7 7 (15.22%) Hyperion
8 5 (10.87%) Cisco
8 5 (10.87%) NetIQ
8 5 (10.87%) SolarWinds
9 4 (8.70%) Citrix
10 1 (2.17%) Avaya
10 1 (2.17%) IBM
10 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.17%) Perforce
10 1 (2.17%) Proofpoint
10 1 (2.17%) SAP
10 1 (2.17%) SolidFire