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 3 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 226 247 241
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 21 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 9
Median daily rate £250 £350 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £290 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £446 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Median hourly rate £35.39 £28.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £22.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £33.63 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+66.54% +8.97%
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
7153 9040 9386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.84% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5231 5142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 510 506
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Hampshire +30 8 £330 -12.00% 4
Berkshire +5 4 £135 -55.00% 4
Surrey +21 3 £320 -
Buckinghamshire +15 3 £325 -7.14%
West Sussex +6 3 £250 -23.07% 4
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 19 (41.30%) Linux
2 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 13 (28.26%) VMware
4 12 (26.09%) DV Cleared
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 11 (23.91%) Windows
5 11 (23.91%) AIX
5 11 (23.91%) SQL
5 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (21.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (21.74%) EMC
7 9 (19.57%) Service Management
7 9 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
8 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
8 8 (17.39%) HP
8 8 (17.39%) Oracle
9 7 (15.22%) ITIL
9 7 (15.22%) Unix
9 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
9 7 (15.22%) IBM
9 7 (15.22%) CRM
9 7 (15.22%) SAN
9 7 (15.22%) Firewall
9 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.04%) Compliance Management
10 6 (13.04%) KVM
10 6 (13.04%) High Availability
10 6 (13.04%) Change Management
10 6 (13.04%) Clustering

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 (13.04%) WebSphere
1 6 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.17%) Jetty
5 1 (2.17%) Moodle
5 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Maximo
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.35%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.17%) Changepoint
3 1 (2.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) IBM Cloud
1 5 (10.87%) SoftLayer
2 3 (6.52%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.17%) GitHub
3 1 (2.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) Firewall
1 7 (15.22%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) SNMP
3 2 (4.35%) IPv6
3 2 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) Skype
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.35%) Essbase
4 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 6 (13.04%) Billing
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) COM
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) SAML
3 1 (2.17%) Servlets
3 1 (2.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) Linux
2 11 (23.91%) AIX
2 11 (23.91%) Windows
3 9 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (15.22%) Unix
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
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%) Service Management
2 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.22%) CRM
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.04%) Change Management
4 6 (13.04%) Compliance Management
4 6 (13.04%) High Availability
5 5 (10.87%) DevOps
6 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.35%) SOA
7 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.17%) Project Management
8 1 (2.17%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
3 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) RHCE
3 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) ACCA
4 2 (4.35%) CIMA
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.17%) PMP
5 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) ISO22301
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.04%) KVM
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (13.04%) Tivoli
3 5 (10.87%) AppManager
3 5 (10.87%) Puppet
3 5 (10.87%) SCCM
3 5 (10.87%) WSUS
4 4 (8.70%) SCOM
5 2 (4.35%) Ambari
5 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.17%) Ansible
6 1 (2.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.17%) OVSD
6 1 (2.17%) Packer
6 1 (2.17%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) VMware
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) EMC
4 8 (17.39%) HP
4 8 (17.39%) Oracle
4 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 7 (15.22%) IBM
6 6 (13.04%) Comptel
6 6 (13.04%) NetCracker
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco
7 5 (10.87%) Citrix
7 5 (10.87%) NetIQ
7 5 (10.87%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.35%) Hyperion
9 1 (2.17%) Avaya
9 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.17%) Lumension
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.17%) Proofpoint
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
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