The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Technical Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Specialist
Rank 263 261 246
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.021% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.022% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £198
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 - £16.50
Technical 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
8441 8947 8538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.75% 94.98% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5035 5122 4622
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 425 441
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Technical Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

Technical Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist across the South East region.

Technical Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist across the South East region.

Technical Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Buckinghamshire +7 1 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Technical Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) SAML
2 1 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Servlets
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Jetty
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)

Technical 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 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Jetty
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) SAML
1 1 (33.33%) Servlets
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat