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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / South East
Rank 230 244 252
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 12 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
Median daily rate £225 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £293 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £421 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%

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
7116 8310 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.57% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4154 5083 4898
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 389 429
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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
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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +10 4 £263 -32.25%
Berkshire +15 3 £180 - 2
Surrey +1 3 £275 -21.42%
West Sussex -8 2 £238 -20.83%
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 7 (22.58%) MS Office
4 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 7 (22.58%) CRM
4 7 (22.58%) Change Management
5 6 (19.35%) Billing
5 6 (19.35%) NetCracker
5 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
5 6 (19.35%) Comptel
5 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Service Management
5 6 (19.35%) Tivoli
5 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
5 6 (19.35%) IBM
5 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 5 (16.13%) Firewall
6 5 (16.13%) Maximo
6 5 (16.13%) SoftLayer
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
6 5 (16.13%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (12.90%) SCCM
7 4 (12.90%) JIRA
7 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared

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 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
1 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
1 6 (19.35%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.45%) Drupal
2 2 (6.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) Moodle
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Maximo
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Changepoint
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (3.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) IBM Cloud
1 5 (16.13%) SoftLayer
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Skype
3 1 (3.23%) SNMP
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (19.35%) Billing
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Life Science
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) AIX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Change Management
2 7 (22.58%) CRM
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
4 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps
6 1 (3.23%) Front End Development
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Order to Cash
6 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.23%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (6.45%) MCSA
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PMP
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) Tivoli
2 4 (12.90%) SCCM
3 3 (9.68%) Puppet
3 3 (9.68%) WSUS
4 2 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.45%) SCOM
5 1 (3.23%) Ambari
5 1 (3.23%) Ansible
5 1 (3.23%) AppManager
5 1 (3.23%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.23%) OVSD
5 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Comptel
2 6 (19.35%) IBM
2 6 (19.35%) NetCracker
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Apple
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) EMC
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.23%) Lumension
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
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