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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 248 219 226
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 19 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.32% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
Average daily rate
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£328 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £310 £245
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +26.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -50.00%
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
9227 8947 7837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.70% 91.89% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5072 4916 3900
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 474 613
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.33 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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
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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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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
Berkshire +6 6 £350 +133.33% 2
Surrey +1 6 £250 +100.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £350 +16.66% 1
East Sussex -4 1 £275 -
Hampshire -10 1 - - 1
West Sussex -16 1 £275 -21.42%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 8 (24.24%) SQL
5 7 (21.21%) Oracle
5 7 (21.21%) Linux
5 7 (21.21%) DNS
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.21%) Banking
6 5 (15.15%) Symantec
6 5 (15.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
7 4 (12.12%) LAN
7 4 (12.12%) HP
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 4 (12.12%) Perl
7 4 (12.12%) C#
7 4 (12.12%) .NET
7 4 (12.12%) MS Office
7 4 (12.12%) Internet
8 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
8 3 (9.09%) Firewall
8 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
8 3 (9.09%) Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (15.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (9.09%) Lync
3 2 (6.06%) Documentum
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (6.06%) FileNet
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 3 (9.09%) VLAN
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (6.06%) VoIP
5 2 (6.06%) LDAP
5 2 (6.06%) ISDN
5 2 (6.06%) MPLS
5 2 (6.06%) SAN
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) Intranet
6 1 (3.03%) HTTP
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) MySQL
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 7 (21.21%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Publishing
5 1 (3.03%) Back Office
5 1 (3.03%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) JSP
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Social Media
2 2 (6.06%) HACMP
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 3 (9.09%) Android
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) CentOS
5 2 (6.06%) AIX
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Information Security
3 2 (6.06%) Content Management
3 2 (6.06%) ITSM
3 2 (6.06%) MVC
3 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) ERP
4 1 (3.03%) CAD
4 1 (3.03%) CRM
4 1 (3.03%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
3 3 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.06%) Korn
4 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
5 1 (3.03%) VBScript
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) CCNA
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCA
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) BitLocker
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) XenServer
3 2 (6.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (6.06%) NFS
3 2 (6.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.06%) EdgeSight
2 2 (6.06%) OpenView
2 2 (6.06%) Control-M
2 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Symantec
3 4 (12.12%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Apple
5 2 (6.06%) Remedy
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Veritas
5 2 (6.06%) Lotus
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) Vignette
5 2 (6.06%) Dell
5 2 (6.06%) Sun
5 2 (6.06%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.03%) hybris
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (3.03%) CODA