The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 221 227 236
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 29 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 2
Average daily rate £300 £413 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £420 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £245 £283
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.22%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Specialist
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -6 8 £125 -70.58% 3
Berkshire -2 7 £150 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £300 -
Hampshire +5 3 £343 -16.96%
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 1
East Sussex -8 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 28 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
4 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 10 (17.86%) Firewall
7 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
7 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.29%) MS Office
8 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (12.50%) Internet
9 7 (12.50%) Citrix
9 7 (12.50%) Oracle
9 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 7 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (12.50%) VMware
9 7 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (10.71%) Finance
10 6 (10.71%) DNS
10 6 (10.71%) ITIL
10 6 (10.71%) MCP
10 6 (10.71%) HP
10 6 (10.71%) DHCP
10 6 (10.71%) Intranet
10 6 (10.71%) Kaspersky
10 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
10 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.14%) IIS
3 4 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.57%) SAS
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.79%) Lync
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.79%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (5.36%) MS Project
3 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
1 10 (17.86%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) Internet
3 6 (10.71%) DNS
3 6 (10.71%) DHCP
3 6 (10.71%) Intranet
4 4 (7.14%) SMTP
4 4 (7.14%) ICMP
4 4 (7.14%) SAN
4 4 (7.14%) NAS
4 4 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 4 (7.14%) PABX
5 3 (5.36%) WAN
5 3 (5.36%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) 2G
6 2 (3.57%) SMS
6 2 (3.57%) 3G
6 2 (3.57%) 802.11
6 2 (3.57%) SS7
6 2 (3.57%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.79%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) WinForms
2 1 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
1 5 (8.93%) AS400
2 4 (7.14%) PKI
2 4 (7.14%) Statistics
2 4 (7.14%) Cryptography
2 4 (7.14%) CESG
2 4 (7.14%) Firmware
3 2 (3.57%) Informatics
3 2 (3.57%) Clustering
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.14%) Linux
5 4 (7.14%) UNIX
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (8.93%) CRM
2 5 (8.93%) ERP
3 4 (7.14%) Document Management
3 4 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.36%) Project Management
4 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.36%) E-Procurement
4 3 (5.36%) Content Management
5 2 (3.57%) Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (3.57%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.57%) Change Control
5 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) C++
3 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VB
3 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.71%) MCP
2 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) MCDST
3 4 (7.14%) MCSE
3 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) SCOM
3 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.79%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Citrix
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) HP
3 6 (10.71%) Kaspersky
3 6 (10.71%) WatchGuard
4 4 (7.14%) StorageTek
4 4 (7.14%) Sun
4 4 (7.14%) Lumension
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 3 (5.36%) Remedy
6 2 (3.57%) Altiris
6 2 (3.57%) Avaya
6 2 (3.57%) Retalix
7 1 (1.79%) Facebook
7 1 (1.79%) Twitter
7 1 (1.79%) Verint
7 1 (1.79%) Lotus
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