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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 242 251 243
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 25 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.25% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 3
Median daily rate £400 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £195 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £395 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.39 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+59.00% +20.00%
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
8239 9282 8817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.99% 94.82% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4982 5593 4875
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 427 432
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Berkshire +17 14 £550 +175.00% 1
Hampshire +2 5 £330 -19.06% 3
Surrey 0 5 £400 +32.23% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 14 (32.56%) VMware
2 13 (30.23%) Linux
3 12 (27.91%) Oracle
3 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.26%) Red Hat
5 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
6 9 (20.93%) SQL
6 9 (20.93%) Windows
7 8 (18.60%) AIX
7 8 (18.60%) HP
7 8 (18.60%) EMC
7 8 (18.60%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (16.28%) Hyperion Planning
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
8 7 (16.28%) Hyperion
8 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.95%) RHCE
9 6 (13.95%) SAN
9 6 (13.95%) Clustering
9 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
9 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (13.95%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (13.95%) High Availability
9 6 (13.95%) KVM

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 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.98%) IIS
2 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Jetty
4 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (11.63%) HFM
3 2 (4.65%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) GitHub
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
1 1 (2.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) SAN
2 5 (11.63%) SNMP
3 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) IPv6
3 3 (6.98%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (6.98%) SSL
4 2 (4.65%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) DHCP
5 1 (2.33%) DNS
5 1 (2.33%) HTTP
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) EDRMS
5 2 (4.65%) Essbase
6 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) MSI
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (6.98%) COM
2 3 (6.98%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) SAML
4 1 (2.33%) Servlets
4 1 (2.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Contactless
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (20.93%) Windows
4 8 (18.60%) AIX
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.65%) Unix
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Compliance Management
2 6 (13.95%) High Availability
2 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.63%) DevOps
4 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
4 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.98%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.98%) Service Management
4 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.65%) CRM
5 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.65%) Validation
6 1 (2.33%) Garbage Collection
6 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Java
4 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.98%) Perl
5 2 (4.65%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) C++
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) RHCE
4 2 (4.65%) ACCA
4 2 (4.65%) CIMA
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) ISO22301
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.95%) KVM
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (6.98%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (11.63%) Puppet
3 4 (9.30%) AppManager
4 3 (6.98%) WSUS
5 2 (4.65%) SCCM
5 2 (4.65%) SCOM
6 1 (2.33%) Ambari
6 1 (2.33%) Ansible
6 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.33%) Packer
6 1 (2.33%) vRealize
6 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) VMware
2 12 (27.91%) Oracle
3 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.26%) Red Hat
5 8 (18.60%) EMC
5 8 (18.60%) HP
6 7 (16.28%) Hyperion
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco
7 4 (9.30%) Citrix
7 4 (9.30%) NetIQ
7 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.33%) Perforce
8 1 (2.33%) Proofpoint
8 1 (2.33%) SAP