The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Specialist
Rank 628 605 582
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.010% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.68 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% -18.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-2.56% -19.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

IT Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 5 - - 2
East of England +8 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
London +7 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -

IT Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
3 4 (30.77%) CMS
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (23.08%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) Line Management
4 3 (23.08%) People Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) NHS
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (15.38%) Migration

IT Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) CMS
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Line Management
1 3 (23.08%) People Management
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Security Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) HND
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
2 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle