The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank - 36 44
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - 0.90% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.92% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £129 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £11.43
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +74.97%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
338 325 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.35% 97.01% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 214 146
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 48 69
Average hourly rate £27.00 £13.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.36% -27.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £10.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Specialist across the Southampton region.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the Southampton region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton